Gridley, Illinois

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Gridley, Illinois

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Gridley Well-Paid Single Men
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Gridley Well-Paid Single Women
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Gridley People in Middle Class or Better
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Gridley College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of Gridley, Illinois

Comparing Gridley 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
Well-Paid Single Men 10 9
Well-Paid Single Women 9 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 9 9
Male Share of the Population 8 8
Senior Citizens 5 6
Age of the Population 5 5
Racial Diversity 4 4
Female Share of the Population 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 8
Average Household Size 7 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 9 7
College Educated Adults 9 8
Median Family Income 9 7
People Above Poverty 8 6

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 7 5
Working at Home 7 7
Short Commute Times 5 7
Walking and Biking to Work 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 6 6
Housing Recently Built 5 6
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 3
Affordability of Rents 3 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 5

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Gridley Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 18 miles N of Bloomington, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 100 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois
County McLean
Metro Area Bloomington - Normal
Standard Zip Codes 61744
Phone Area Codes 309
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.743
Longitude -88.881

Gridley Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station CHENOA
Distance 8.7 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 32 F
Apr Temp 40 to 63 F
Jul Temp 64 to 86 F
Oct Temp 43 to 66 F
Annual Precip 34.6 inches
Station MINONK
Distance 14.4 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 30 F
Apr Temp 38 to 62 F
Jul Temp 62 to 86 F
Oct Temp 41 to 66 F
Annual Precip 37.2 inches
Station DWIGHT
Distance 33.8 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 29 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 64 F
Annual Precip 34.4 inches
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Gridley Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,411 100%
Male 696 49.3%
Female 715 50.7%
Under 18 403 28.6%
18+ 1,008 71.4%
65+ 219 15.5%
Median Age 36.7
Average Family Size 3.16
White 1,379 97.7%
African-American 4 0.3%
Asian 7 0.5%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.1%
Other 2 0.1%
Mixed Race 16 1.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 10 0.7%

Estimated Gridley Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,398
Growth -13
Growth % -0.9%

Gridley 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
German 51.3%
US/American 10.6%
Irish 7.5%
English 6.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.5%
Swiss 4.3%
Swedish 2.8%
French (except Basque) 2.5%
Norwegian 1.4%
Italian 1.4%
Scotch-Irish 1.2%
European 0.9%
Polish 0.7%
Hungarian 0.6%
French Canadian 0.3%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
Pennsylvania German 0.2%
Dutch 0.2%
Croatian 0.2%
British 0.2%
Slovak 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Waldo (61744)

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)
Gridley 1,411 $51,908
Chenoa 1,845 $50,948
El Paso 2,695 $55,286
Flanagan 1,083 $49,167
Hudson 1,510 $65,703
Kappa 170 $50,417
Lexington 1,912 $54,336

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Gridley High Schools (2004)

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 109 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.1

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