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People

Total Population 451
Male Share of the Population 49.9%
Female Share of the Population 50.1%
Senior Citizens 23.3%
Employed Population 16+ 132
Age of the Population 54

Families

% of people married 40.8%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 6.1%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $45,417
% Above Poverty Level 73.8%
% Below Poverty Level 26.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 28 minutes
% Working from Home %
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.8%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 48.7%
Median Gross Rent $342
Median House Value $46,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 19.3%
US/American 0%
English 8.4%
Irish 33%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Grand Tower Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 81 miles SE of St. Louis, Missouri
County Jackson
Standard Zip Codes 62942
Phone Area Codes 618
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.626
Longitude -89.497

Grand Tower Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station ANNA 2 NNE
Distance 16.8 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 42 F
Apr Temp 44 to 70 F
Jul Temp 66 to 90 F
Oct Temp 45 to 72 F
Annual Precip 48.3 inches
Station CARBONDALE SEWAGE PLANT
Distance 20 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 39 F
Apr Temp 42 to 66 F
Jul Temp 66 to 88 F
Oct Temp 43 to 69 F
Annual Precip 45.8 inches
Station CAPE GIRARDEAU AP
Distance 27.5 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 41 F
Apr Temp 46 to 69 F
Jul Temp 69 to 90 F
Oct Temp 46 to 71 F
Annual Precip 46.5 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Grand Tower, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Howardton (62942)

Red Town (62942)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Alto Pass 402 $35,938
Carbondale 26,192 $40,092
Cobden 1,425 $41,723
Gorham 173 $37,917

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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516 FRONT STREET
Grand Tower, Illinois
(618) 565-2181

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