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Grand Tower, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Grand Tower had a population of 590 as of July 1, 2016. Grand Tower ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Grand Tower is located at latitude 37.6417 and longitude -89.5067 in Jackson County. 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. Jackson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 361 feet.

The City of Grand Tower (GNIS ID: 2394955) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Grand Tower is located within Township of Grand Tower, a minor civil division (MCD) of Jackson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Grand Tower population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Grand Tower, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 590
Population in Households 590
Population in Familes 482
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 473
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 237
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 162
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 290 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 187 (64.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 50 (17.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 53 (18.3%)
Median Home Value $77,041
Average Home Value $94,786


Median Household Income $31,678
Average Household Income $41,072
Per Capita Income $16,394
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.4% -0.34%
Households -0.46% -0.43%
Families 0.61% -0.5%
Median Household Income   -0.86%
Per Capita Income   0.07%
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 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 881 35th
Population Density1 # 1102 20th
Diversity Index2 # 1173 15th
Median Household Income # 1331 3rd
Per Capita Income # 1335 2nd

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