Grand Tower, Illinois

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Grand Tower, Illinois

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High Points

Grand Tower strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Illinois):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
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Top 4% trophy Grand Tower Affordability of Property Taxes
Affordability of Rents
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Top 4% trophy Grand Tower Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Grand Tower, Illinois

Comparing Grand Tower to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Illinois (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 7 6
Age of the Population 7 7
Senior Citizens 5 6
Well-Paid Single Men 4 2
Female Share of the Population 4 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 2
Racial Diversity 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 4 3
Average Household Size 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 5 3
People in Middle Class or Better 4 2
College Educated Adults 3 3
People Above Poverty 2 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 6 6
Short Commute Times 3 4
Walking and Biking to Work 2 1
Public Transportation Use 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 10
People Living Alone 9 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 7
Housing Recently Built 5 6

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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

  • 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
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
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
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Grand Tower Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 624 100%
Male 304 48.7%
Female 320 51.3%
Under 18 163 26.1%
18+ 461 73.9%
65+ 96 15.4%
Median Age 39
Average Family Size 2.99
White 613 98.2%
African-American 1 0.2%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.3%
Other 4 0.6%
Mixed Race 4 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 6 1%

Estimated Grand Tower Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 589
Growth -35
Growth % -5.6%

Grand Tower Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
US/American 28.4%
Irish 20.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.6%
German 10.6%
French (except Basque) 10.3%
English 10%
Italian 2.9%
Scotch-Irish 1.8%
Welsh 0.9%
Polish 0.6%
Swedish 0.6%
Dutch 0.3%
Norwegian 0.3%
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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 Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Grand Tower 624 $40,000
Alto Pass 388 $36,406
Carbondale 20,681 $34,601
Cobden 1,116 $32,500
Gorham 256 $30,000
Makanda 419 $51,250
Murphysboro 13,295 $34,987

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