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Welcome to Galax ...

The pronunciation of Galax: GAY-lax<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Galax has a population of 6,324 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Galax.

The city of Galax is 2,370 feet [722 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Galax is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: Galax lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Galax: (276)

The ZIP code for Galax: 24333<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Galax had an population of 6,324 people. This is a decrease of 10.2% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 7.5% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Galax had a population of 7,042 people.

The population of Galax represents 0.09% of the population of Virginia (which has 8,001,024 people), making it the state's 52nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 7,042 people, the population of Galax increased 3% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 6,837 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Galax.

Communities near Galax ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Galax.

  • Hillsville [Carroll County]
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    • Hillsville [Carroll County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Galax
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,686 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hillsville<6>
  • Sparta [Alleghany County]
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    • Sparta [Alleghany County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Galax
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,723 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sparta have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sparta
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sparta<6>
  • Independence [Grayson County]
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    • Independence [Grayson County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the west of Galax
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 887 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Independence have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Independence
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Independence<6>
  • Fries [Grayson County]
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    • Fries [Grayson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Galax
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 444 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fries<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Pipers Gap [Carroll County]
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      • Pipers Gap [Carroll County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the east of Galax
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    • Baywood [Grayson County]
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      • Baywood [Grayson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Galax
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    • Low Gap [Grayson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Low Gap
      • Low Gap [Grayson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the south of Galax
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    • Woodlawn [Carroll County]
    • Ennice [Alleghany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ennice
      • Ennice [Alleghany County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Galax
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ennice have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ennice
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ennice<6>
    • Oak Grove [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Grove
      • Oak Grove [Carroll County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the north of Galax
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To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Galax. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Galax.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Galax. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Galax.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Galax. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Galax.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Galax ...

Looking for more information about Galax? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Galax, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Galax.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Galax. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Galax. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Galax.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Galax - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Galax). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Galax or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Galax) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Galax. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from GalaxOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Galax. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.6619, Longitude: -80.9247    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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