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Gridley is a village in McLean County, in the Bloomington-Normal metro area.
The community was named for Asahel Gridley
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Gridley. For links to other places called Gridley, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Gridley is 40.743N. The longitude is -88.881W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 755 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,411.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Gridley demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the McLean County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Bloomington-Normal area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 61744 ZIP code.
44% of Gridley residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Gridley ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Gridley was $19,752, compared with $21,587 nationally.
22% of Gridley residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Gridley, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $408. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $885.
Libraries in Gridley include Gridley Public Library ... View libraries
McLean County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Gridley political report.
The average commute time for Gridley workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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