Galesburg is a city in Kalamazoo County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 2,009 at the 2010 census. Galesburg is located along the north side of the Kalamazoo River . The city is situated on M-96 and is just north of I-94 (with exits due south of the city's west side and about one mile (1.6 km) to the east). Kalamazoo is about ten miles (16 km) to the west and Battle Creek is about ten miles (16 km) to the east. For statistical purposes, the Census Bureau has defined Greater Galesburg as a census-designated place consisting of the urbanized area outside the city's municipal boundaries.
Galesburg was established in 1835 originally with the name Morton. It was platted in 1837 when it was given its current name and incorporated as a village in 1861 and as a city in 1931. Galesburg is named for Gen. L. Gale, an early settler.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.45 square miles (3.76 km²), of which 1.41 square miles (3.65 km²) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km²) is water.
As of the census of 2010, there were 2,009 people, 766 households, and 497 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,424.8 inhabitants per square mile (550.1/km²). There were 837 housing units at an average density of 593.6 per square mile (229.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 93.5% White, 2.4% African American, 0.5% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.5% from other races, and 2.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.4% of the population.
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