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Galax, Virginia

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Welcome to Galax ...

The pronunciation of Galax: GAY-lax<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Galax has a population of 6,423 people<2> (see below for details).

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 telephone area code for Galax: (276)

The ZIP code for Galax: 24333<4>

Population Details ...

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).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Galax had an population of 6,423 people. This is a decrease of 8.79% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 6.06% since the 2000 Census).

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

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Galax. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Galax. Our list includes 4 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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.

Communities near Galax ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Hillsville   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the Northeast (NE) of Galax

Located in Carroll County

Sparta   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the Southwest (SW) of Galax

Located in Alleghany County (NC)

Independence   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the West (W) of Galax

Located in Grayson County

Fries   [Map]

Lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the Northwest (NW) of Galax

Located in Grayson County

Baywood   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the Southwest (SW) of Galax

Located in Grayson County

Low Gap   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the South (S) of Galax

Located in Grayson County

Woodlawn   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the Northeast (NE) of Galax

Located in Carroll County

Ennice   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the Southwest (SW) of Galax

Located in Alleghany County (NC)

Oak Grove   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the North (N) of Galax

Located in Carroll County

Low Gap   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the South (S) of Galax

Located in Surry County (NC)

To learn more about neighboring communities, please visit the Nearby Page for Galax.

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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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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 (or directions), 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 Galax

Our 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     [Map].






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