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Overview

Introduction to Granite City, Illinois

Granite City, Illinois, in Madison county, is 8 miles NE of St. Louis, Missouri. The people of the city are in the Saint Louis metropolitan area.

Granite City History

The early 1800s saw the arrival of settlers in the area now known as Granite City. Farms were built to take advantage of the rich, fertile soil of this region. Six Mile, a farming area, was established in the 1830s. German immigrant brothers, Frederick G. and William Niedringhaus, founded Granite City in 1896. This was meant to be a planned company city for the graniteware kitchen supplies factory of these two brothers. In fact, the community got its name from the graniteware that was produced here.

Granite City and nearby Attractions

  • Saint Louis Holocaust Museum
  • Granite City Public Library
  • Campbell House
  • Scott Joplin House State Historic Site
  • Bellemore Village Shopping Center
  • Wilson Park

Things To Do In Granite City

While in Granite City, one can visit the Saint Louis Holocaust Museum which features the Holocaust history along with personal accounts of survivors. The Campbell House and Scott Joplin House State Historic Site are also nearby. Visitors can also visit Granite City City Hall and Granite City Public Library. There are a number of churches and cemeteries in the area and visitors can also spend a fun-filled day at Wilson Park. The Bellemore Village Shopping Center offers entertainment facilities for the enjoyment of both children and adults.

Granite City Transportation

St. Louis Regional Airport offers air transportation facilities.

Granite City Higher Education

Opportunities for higher education are provided by the local Sanford-Brown College. Other institutes nearby are the Saint Louis University-Main Campus, the Lewis and Clark Community College, the Saint Louis Community College-Forest Park, and the University of Missouri-St Louis.

Demographics

People

Total Population29,662
Male Share of the Population50.2%
Female Share of the Population49.8%
Senior Citizens17.8%
Employed Population 16+12,708
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married44.8%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher14.5%
Median Earnings25+$35,243
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$24,444
Median Earnings With High School Degree$29,298

Wealth

Median Family Income$59,983
% Above Poverty Level82.7%
% Below Poverty Level17.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home2.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.6%
% Using Public Transportation3.5%

Housing

People Living Alone34.2%
Median Gross Rent$642
Median House Value$83,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)24%
Irish15%
English8.3%
Italian3.4%
French Except Basque3.2%
Polish2.5%
Dutch1.5%
Scottish1.2%
Welsh1%
Croatian0.9%
Swedish0.7%
Hungarian0.7%
African0.5%
Russian0.4%
Danishn0.4%
US/American0.4%
Macedonian0.3%
Slovak0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Greek0.2%
Czech0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Swiss0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Guyanese0.1%
Australian0.1%
Albanian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
German0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
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Granite City Almanac

CategoryValue
County Madison County
Standard Zip Codes62040
Phone Area Codes618
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude38.71
Approximate Longitude-90.12

Granite City Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationST LOUIS SCIENCE CTR
Distance7.9 miles
Jan Temp21 to 38 F
Apr Temp47 to 66 F
Jul Temp71 to 91 F
Oct Temp49 to 69 F
Annual Precip38.8 inches
StationALTON MELVIN PRICE L&D
Distance8 miles
Jan Temp19 to 36 F
Apr Temp45 to 64 F
Jul Temp69 to 88 F
Oct Temp46 to 68 F
Annual Precip38.5 inches
StationST CHARLES 7 SSW
Distance19.9 miles
Jan Temp17 to 38 F
Apr Temp43 to 66 F
Jul Temp67 to 89 F
Oct Temp43 to 69 F
Annual Precip38 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
East St. Louis26,731$23,433
Madison3,825$28,177
Pontoon Beach5,753$64,857

Granite City Public Libraries

Six Mile Regional Library District
2001 DELMAR AVENUE
Granite City, Illinois
(618) 452-6238

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Granite City Hospitals

Granite City Illinois Hospital Company, Llc - Dba Gateway Regional Medical Center
2100 Madison Avenue
(618) 798-3000

Granite City Public Schools

Coolidge Junior High Sch
3231 Nameoki Rd
ZIP: 62040
(618) 451-5826
Middle
Total Enrollment 959
Frohardt Elem School
2040 Johnson Rd
ZIP: 62040
(618) 451-5821
Primary
Total Enrollment 477
Granite City Early Childhood Cntr
3201 E 23rd St
ZIP: 62040
(618) 451-5836
Primary
Total Enrollment 237
Granite City High School
3101 Madison Ave
ZIP: 62040
(618) 451-5808
High
Total Enrollment 1902
Grigsby Intermediate Sch
3801 Cargill Rd
ZIP: 62040
(618) 931-5544
Middle
Total Enrollment 940
Maryville Elem School
4651 Maryville Rd
ZIP: 62040
(618) 931-2044
Primary
Total Enrollment 373
Mitchell Elementary School
316 E Chain Of Rocks Rd
ZIP: 62040
(618) 931-0057
Primary
Total Enrollment 384
Prather Elementary School
2300 W 25th St
ZIP: 62040
(618) 451-5823
Primary
Total Enrollment 447
Wilson Elem School
2400 Wilson Ave
ZIP: 62040
(618) 451-5817
Primary
Total Enrollment 319
Worthen Elem School
3200 Maryville Rd
ZIP: 62040
(618) 931-5700
Primary
Total Enrollment 334

Granite City Private Schools

Central Baptist School
3940 Highway 111
ZIP: 62040
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 15
Coordinated Youth & Human Services
1611 W 3rd St
ZIP: 62040
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 53
Holy Family School
1900 Saint Clair Ave
ZIP: 62040
Elementary
Total Enrollment 190
Metro East Montessori School
4405 Highway 163
ZIP: 62040
Elementary
Total Enrollment 26
St Elizabeth Elementary School
2300 Pontoon Rd
ZIP: 62040
Elementary
Total Enrollment 170
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