Galena is a city in Stone County, Missouri, United States. The population was 451 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Stone County. Galena is part of the Branson, Missouri Micropolitan Statistical Area.
Galena is located at 36°48′20″N 93°28′2″W / 36.80556°N 93.46722°W (36.805497, -93.467261). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.8 km2), all of it land. East of town, the James River flows southerly into Table Rock Lake.
As of the census of 2000, there were 451 people, 165 households, and 121 families residing in the city. The population density was 659.7 people per square mile (256.1/km²). There were 215 housing units at an average density of 314.5 per square mile (122.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.23% White, 0.22% Asian, 0.22% from other races, and 1.33% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.44% of the population.
There were 165 households out of which 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.0% were married couples living together, 13.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.1% were non-families. 23.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.20.
In the city the population was spread out with 28.8% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 24.2% from 25 to 44, 28.2% from 45 to 64, and 10.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 96.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.5 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $22,500, and the median income for a family was $24,423. Males had a median income of $22,396 versus $17,125 for females. The per capita income for the city was $9,673. About 23.4% of families and 30.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 44.9% of those under age 18 and 13.9% of those age 65 or over.