Grand Tower, IL 62942 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 62942: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Grand Tower, IL 62942

Not Acceptable, USPS
Howardton, IL 62942
Red Town, IL 62942

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 9
  • Single Family Addresses: 195
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Jackson County
  • Centroid: Latitude 37.64, Longitude -89.467
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Grand Tower, IL 62942 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 733
Population in Households 733
Population in Familes 601
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 21
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 293
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 201
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 353 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 232 (65.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 61 (17.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 60 (17.0%)
Median Home Value $75,410
Average Home Value $92,026


Median Household Income $32,253
Average Household Income $41,845
Per Capita Income $16,726
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.41% -0.3%
Households -0.48% -0.41%
Families -0.7% -0.5%
Median Household Income   -0.99%
Per Capita Income   0.13%
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 62942 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 62942 to the other 1,378 ZIP Codes 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 # 1030 25th
Population Density1 # 1058 23rd
Diversity Index2 # 1188 14th
Median Household Income # 1329 4th
Per Capita Income # 1327 4th

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