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Grand Tower is a city 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 37.626N. The longitude is -89.497W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 361 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 609.


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Median household income
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$27,135
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Grand Tower demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Cap de Saint Croix
· Evans' Landing
· La Tour

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10% of Grand Tower residents report German ancestry, and 22% 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 $14,525, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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9% of Grand Tower residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Grand Tower, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $170.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $515.


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Libraries in Grand Tower include Grand Tower Public Library ... View libraries

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Jackson County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Grand Tower political report.

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The average commute time for Grand Tower workers is 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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