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Grand Tower, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Grand Tower had a population of 617 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Grand Tower, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 617
Daytime Population: Workers 31
Daytime Population: Residents 406
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 437
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.71
Population in Households 617
Population in Familes 506
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 494
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $32,066
Average Household Income $42,203
Per Capita Income $16,788


Total Housing Units 295 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 194 (65.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 53 (18.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 48 (16.3%)
Median Home Value $76,172
Average Home Value $93,718


Total Households 247
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 169
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.27% 0.1%
Households 0.17% 0.08%
Families 1.11% -0.12%
Median Household Income   0.33%
Per Capita Income   2.38%

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, 2017 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 # 861 37th
Population Density # 1086 21st
Diversity Index # 1165 15th
Median Household Income # 1338 2nd
Per Capita Income # 1337 2nd

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