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Granite City, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Granite City had a population of 29,230 as of July 1, 2019. Granite City ranks in the upper quartile for 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 Granite City is located at latitude 38.7014 and longitude -90.1487 in Madison County. The formal boundaries for the City of Granite City encompass a land area of 19.35 sq. miles and a water area of 1.42 sq. miles. Madison County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 423 feet.

The City of Granite City (GNIS ID: 2394961) 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 Granite City is located within Township of Granite City, a minor civil division (MCD) of Madison County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Granite City: Kinder.

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Granite City, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Granite City, IL Housing Affordability Index is 224
State of Illinois Housing Affordability Index is 119
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Granite City, IL Wealth Index is 49
State of Illinois Wealth Index is 105
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 29,230
Population in Households 28,979
Population in Families 22,578
Population in Group Qrtrs 251
Population Density 1,515
Diversity Index1 34
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $46,148
Average Household Income $56,669
Per Capita Income $23,321
Wealth Index3 49

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 13,775 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,834 (56.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,194 (30.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,747 (12.7%)
Median Home Value $88,219
Housing Affordability Index2 224
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 12,028
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 7,515
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.35% -0.32%
Households -0.29% -0.28%
Families -0.52% -0.44%
Median Household Income   2.53%
Per Capita Income   2.77%

Granite City, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Granite City to the other 1,369 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 71 95th
Population Density # 441 68th
Diversity Index # 328 76th
Median Household Income # 1107 19th
Per Capita Income # 1143 17th

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