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Grand Tower, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Grand Tower is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Jackson County at latitude 37.6417 and longitude -89.5067. Jackson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 361 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Grand Tower, but most people and references simply refer to it as Grand Tower, Illinois.

The P1 Census Class Code for Grand Tower indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Grand Tower (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.25 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Grand Tower, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 611
Population in Households 611
Population in Familes 500
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 490
Diversity Index2 5


Total Households 248
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 170
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 295 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 197 (66.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 51 (17.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 47 (15.9%)
Median Home Value $92,130
Average Home Value $106,726


Median Household Income $36,308
Average Household Income $44,559
Per Capita Income $18,044
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.23% 0.23%
Households 0.38% 0.24%
Families 2.04% 0.12%
Median Household Income   1.31%
Per Capita Income   2.39%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Grand Tower, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Grand Tower to the other 1,367 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 866 37th
Population Density1 # 1091 20th
Diversity Index2 # 1161 15th
Median Household Income # 1272 7th
Per Capita Income # 1275 7th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Illinois Census Data Comparison Tool.