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Coal City is a village in Grundy County, in the Chicago metro area.
The latitude of Coal City is 41.287N. The longitude is -88.285W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 564 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 4,910.
The nearby Diamond mine flooded in 1883, killing at least 69 men. The disaster sparked state reforms, including more stringent mine inspections.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Coal City demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Grundy County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Chicago area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 60416 ZIP code.
22% of Coal City residents report German ancestry, and 17% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Coal City ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Coal City was $23,662, compared with $21,587 nationally.
14% of Coal City residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Coal City, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $501. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,041.
Libraries in Coal City include Coal City Public Library ... View libraries
Grundy County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Coal City political report.
The average commute time for Coal City workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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