Poverty in Galesburg, Illinois

What is the poverty rate in Galesburg, Illinois?
The poverty rate in Galesburg is 22.5%. One out of every 4.5 residents of Galesburg lives in poverty.

How many people in Galesburg, Illinois live in poverty?
6,139 of 27,320 Galesburg residents reported income levels below the poverty line in the last year.

How does the poverty rate in Galesburg compare to the rest of Illinois?
The Poverty Rate across the state of Illinois is 13.5%, meaning Galesburg has a dramatically higher than average percentage of residents below the poverty line when compared to the rest of Illinois.

Source: 2017 ACS 5 Year

Galesburg, Illinois Poverty Rate By Race

Race Population Poverty Rate National Poverty Rate Population

Black

2,965

59.0% 25.2% 9.5%

White

21,800

16.7% 10.3% 69.8%

Hispanic

1,864

35.1% 22.2% 6.0%

What's the Poverty Rate in Galesburg, Illinois By Race?

59.0% of Black residents of Galesburg, Illinois live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of black residents in Galesburg, Illinois is dramatically higher than the national average of 25.2%. 1,750 of 2,965 black Illinoisans live below the poverty line. Approximately 9.5% of the total population of Galesburg, Illinois are black.

16.7% of White residents of Galesburg, Illinois live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of white residents in Galesburg, Illinois is dramatically higher than the national average of 10.3%. 3,643 of 21,800 white Illinoisans live below the poverty line. Approximately 69.8% of the total population of Galesburg, Illinois are white.

35.1% of Hispanic residents of Galesburg, Illinois live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of hispanic residents in Galesburg, Illinois is dramatically higher than the national average of 22.2%. 655 of 1,864 hispanic Illinoisans live below the poverty line. Approximately 6.0% of the total population of Galesburg, Illinois are hispanic.

Galesburg, Illinois Poverty Rate By Sex

What is the poverty rate for men vs women living in Galesburg, Illinois?

Male

The Poverty Rate for men who live in Galesburg, Illinois is 22.3%.

Female

The Poverty Rate for women who live in Galesburg, Illinois is 22.6%.

Poverty Rate Disparity for Male vs Female Residents of Galesburg, Illinois

Female residents of Galesburg, Illinois are slightly(1%) more likely to live in poverty than males.

2,976 of 13,337 males in Galesburg live below the poverty line.

3,163 of 13,983 females in Galesburg live below the poverty line.

Galesburg, Illinois Poverty Rate By School Enrollment

Understanding where poverty hits hardest in Galesburg can be better understood by segmenting poverty by whether or not the resident is in school or not.

  • Enrolled in School in Galesburg, Illinois have a Poverty Rate of 33.9%.
  • Not Enrolled in School in Galesburg, Illinois have a Poverty Rate of 18.0%.

Poverty for younger ages in Galesburg is seen as the most undesirable for the future of the community.

  • Enrolled in Nursery School in Galesburg, Illinois have a Poverty Rate of 25.7%.
  • Enrolled in Elementary School(Grades 1-4) in Galesburg, Illinois have a Poverty Rate of 50.0%.

Poverty for developing children and young adults in Galesburg can have drastic impacts on graduation and college attendance rates.

  • Enrolled in Middle School(Grade 5-8) in Galesburg, Illinois have a Poverty Rate of 24.0%.
  • Enrolled in High School (Grades 9-12) in Galesburg, Illinois have a Poverty Rate of 19.0%.

Adult students in college, graduate or professional schools generally bring employers, revenue and higher living wages post-graduation and are seen as a positive to the community.

  • Enrolled in Undergraduate School in Galesburg, Illinois have a Poverty Rate of 48.5%.
  • Enrolled in Graduate or Professional School in Galesburg, Illinois have a Poverty Rate of 6.9%.
Source: 2017 ACS 5 Year

Galesburg, Illinois Poverty Rate By Age

What's the Poverty Rate By Age in Galesburg, Illinois?

Galesburg, Illinois Poverty Rate Distribution by Age

Breakdown of Galesburg, Illinois Poverty Rate By Age

Age Poverty Rate

Children Under 6

37.1%

Children 6 to 11 Years Old

39.2%

Adolescents 12 to 17 Years Old

19.6%

Adults 18 to 59 Years Old

25.4%

Adults 60 to 74 Years Old

9.6%

75 to 84 Years Old

8.2%

Over 85 Years Old

15.7%

Galesburg, Illinois Poverty Rate By Place of Birth

What is the poverty rate for residents of Galesburg, Illinois born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born?

US Citizen

The Poverty Rate for residents of Galesburg, Illinois who were born citizens of the United States is 21.9%.

Foreign

The Poverty Rate for residents of Galesburg, Illinois who were born citizens of a country other than the US is 37.7%.

Poverty Rate for residents of Galesburg, Illinois born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born

Foreign-born residents of Galesburg, Illinois have a higher poverty rate than those who were born US citizens.

Of the 26,343 residents of Galesburg, Illinois who were born citizens of the United States, 5,771 (21.9%) had income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Conversely, 368 (37.7%) of 977 residents of Galesburg, Illinois who were born citizens of a country other than the US reported income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Poverty Rate in Galesburg, Illinois

The poverty rate in Galesburg is 22.5%.
Galesburg is in Knox County.
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Abingdon 22.4%
Galesburg 22.5%
Knoxville 18.0%

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