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Galena, Indiana
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Location of Galena in Floyd County, Indiana.
Location of Galena in Floyd County, Indiana.
Country United States
State Indiana
County Floyd
 • Total 2.68 sq mi (6.94 km2)
 • Land 2.67 sq mi (6.92 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)
810 ft (247 m)
 • Total 1,726
 • Density 646.20/sq mi (249.49/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 812 & 930
FIPS code 18-26206
GNIS feature ID 0434921

Galena is a census-designated place (CDP) in Floyd County, Indiana, United States. The population was 1,818 at the 2010 census. The CDP includes the town of Galena as well as the nearby town of Floyds Knobs and their immediate surroundings.


Galena was originally called Germantown, and under the latter name was platted in 1837. A post office was established as Galena in 1843, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1933.


Galena is located at 38°21′2″N 85°56′26″W / 38.35056°N 85.94056°W / 38.35056; -85.94056 (38.350585, -85.940435).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.68 square miles (6.94 km2), of which 2.67 square miles (6.92 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
2020 1,726
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,818 people, 637 households, and 534 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 680.9 inhabitants per square mile (262.9/km2). There were 659 housing units at an average density of 246.8 per square mile (95.3/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 98.6% White, 0.2% Native American, 0.6% Asian, 0.1% from other races, and 0.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.7% of the population.

There were 637 households, of which 42.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.0% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 16.2% were non-families. 12.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 4.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.85 and the average family size was 3.12.

The median age in the CDP was 38.2 years. 27% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.4% were from 25 to 44; 29.5% were from 45 to 64; and 9.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the CDP was 48.8% male and 51.2% female.


Galena is within the New Albany-Floyd County Consolidated School Corporation.

The western half of Galena is in the attendance boundary of Greenville Elementary School, while the eastern half is assigned to Floyds Knobs Elementary School. All of Galena is within the attendance boundaries of Highland Hills Middle School, and Floyd Central High School.

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