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Galena, Missouri
Location of Galena, Missouri
Location of Galena, Missouri
Country United States
State Missouri
County Stone
Area
 • Total 0.76 sq mi (1.96 km2)
 • Land 0.75 sq mi (1.93 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation
1,017 ft (310 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 455
 • Estimate 
(2019)
437
 • Density 585.79/sq mi (226.21/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
65624, 65656
Area code(s) 417
FIPS code 29-26254

Galena is a city in Stone County, Missouri, United States. The population was 455 at the 2020 census. It is the county seat of Stone County. Galena is part of the Branson, Missouri Micropolitan Statistical Area.

History

Galena was platted in 1852, and named for deposits of the ore galena near the original town site. An early variant name was "Jamestown". A post office has been in operation at Galena since 1853. The last public execution in the United States took place in Galena in 1937.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.76 square miles (1.97 km2), of which, 0.75 square miles (1.94 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water. The James River flows past the east side of the town and enters the northernmost arm of Table Rock Lake to the south. The historic Y-Bridge over the James River is located just east of the town.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 55
1870 27 −50.9%
1880 85 214.8%
1910 353
1920 390 10.5%
1930 508 30.3%
1940 507 −0.2%
1950 439 −13.4%
1960 389 −11.4%
1970 391 0.5%
1980 423 8.2%
1990 401 −5.2%
2000 451 12.5%
2010 440 −2.4%
2019 (est.) 437 −0.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 440 people, 179 households, and 116 families living in the city. The population density was 586.7 inhabitants per square mile (226.5/km2). There were 239 housing units at an average density of 318.7 per square mile (123.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.7% White, 0.9% Native American, 0.7% from other races, and 0.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.6% of the population.

There were 179 households, of which 30.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.8% were married couples living together, 14.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 35.2% were non-families. 28.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 15.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 3.03.

The median age in the city was 41.5 years. 22.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.5% were from 25 to 44; 29.2% were from 45 to 64; and 16.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.6% male and 53.4% female.

Transportation

  • Missouri Route 176 (western terminus)
  • Missouri Route 248
  • Missouri Route 265
  • Missouri Route 413

Education

Galena R-II School District operates one elementary school and Galena High School.

Galena has a public library, a branch of the Stone County Library.

Notable people

  • Pamela Pauly Chinnis, first female president of the House of Deputies
  • Dewey Jackson Short, U.S. Representative

See also

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