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Granite City is a city in Madison County, in the Saint Louis metro area.
The community was named for the graniteware produced here
[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 38.701N. The longitude is -90.148W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 423 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 31,294.
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, St. Louis area jobs, 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.
Libraries in Granite City include Granite City Public Library, Granite City Public Library Branch ... View libraries
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.
A total of 8 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Granite City between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.6 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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