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Granite City is a township in Madison County, in the Saint Louis metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Granite City. For links to other places called Granite City, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Granite City is 38.714N. The longitude is -90.129W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 420 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 31,301.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Granite City demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Madison 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 62060 ZIP code.
21% of Granite City residents report German ancestry, and 17% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Granite City ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Granite City was $17,691, compared with $21,587 nationally.
10% of Granite City residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Granite City, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $341. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $714.
Madison County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Granite City political report.
The average commute time for Granite City workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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