Galesburg, IL, ranks among Best Small Cities in America


GALESBURG — Now that Galesburg has been recognized as one of the top 20 best small cities in America, city and economic development officials say it’s time to brag a little.   

Galesburg ranks as the18th Best Small City to Live in America, according to a Census Data Report carried out by consumer finance startup,

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The report analyzed numerous variables including household incomes, poverty levels, hours worked per week and average home values — all key priorities for families and those looking to enjoy a great quality of life in a small city. This data was used to create a cumulative score which resulted in Galesburg, scoring 73, making it the 18th highest ranked best small city in America.