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Grand Tower is a township in Jackson County, in the Carbondale metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Grand Tower. For links to other places called Grand Tower, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Grand Tower is 37.637N. The longitude is -89.473W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 361 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 735.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Grand Tower demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Jackson County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 62940 ZIP code.
9% of Grand Tower residents report German ancestry, and 19% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Grand Tower ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Grand Tower was $14,920, compared with $21,587 nationally.
8% of Grand Tower residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Grand Tower, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $170. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $508.
Jackson County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Grand Tower political report.
The average commute time for Grand Tower workers is 38 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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