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
  • County: Jackson County
  • Centroid: Latitude 37.64, Longitude -89.467
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 12
  • PO Box Addresses: 79
  • Residential Addresses: 203
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 203

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Database updated: May 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Grand Tower, IL 62942 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 755
Daytime Population: Workers 44
Daytime Population: Residents 488
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 532
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.70
Population in Households 755
Population in Familes 620
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 25
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $32,192
Average Household Income $42,579
Per Capita Income $16,919


Total Housing Units 353 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 236 (66.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 64 (18.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 53 (15.0%)
Median Home Value $75,641
Average Home Value $91,949


Total Households 300
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 205
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 0.26% 0.11%
Households 0.19% 0.0%
Families 0.0% -0.1%
Median Household Income   0.62%
Per Capita Income   2.39%

Grand Tower, IL 62942 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 62942 to the other 1,377 ZIP Codes 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 # 1021 26th
Population Density # 981 29th
Diversity Index # 1176 15th
Median Household Income # 1333 3rd
Per Capita Income # 1330 3rd

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