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Encyclopedia > Granite City, Illinois

Granite City is a city in Madison County, Illinois, United States. The population was 31,301 at the 2000 census. Madison County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Official language(s) English Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ...

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Geography

Granite City is located at 38°43′4″N, 90°7′46″W (38.717849, -90.129529),GR1 adjacent to the Chain of Rocks Canal on the Upper Mississippi River. See also: Mississippi River The Upper Mississippi River is the portion of the Mississippi River upstream of Cairo, Illinois. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 44.5 km² (17.2 mi²). 43.2 km² (16.7 mi²) of it is land and 1.3 km² (0.5 mi²) of it (2.85%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 31,301 people, 12,773 households, and 8,455 families residing in the city. The population density was 724.5/km² (1,876.2/mi²). There were 14,022 housing units at an average density of 324.6/km² (840.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.73% White, 1.99% African American, 0.45% Native American, 0.47% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.95% from other races, and 1.39% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.86% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 12,773 households out of which 30.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.6% were married couples living together, 13.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.8% were non-families. 29.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.98. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 24.7% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 29.2% from 25 to 44, 21.5% from 45 to 64, and 16.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 92.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.6 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $35,615, and the median income for a family was $42,130. Males had a median income of $34,226 versus $23,510 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,691. About 8.8% of families and 11.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.5% of those under age 18 and 7.2% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


City Facts

It has its own police and fire departments, it has a school district, it has 12 parks, with Wilson Park being the largest park. Granite City has been mentioned in the news before, especially in 2003 when a factory burned near Prairie Farms Dairy. Granite City Community Unit School District 9 is a school district based in Granite City, Illinois, and it has currently 9 schools. ...


Granite City is a hub for the steel industry The city is the site of the Chain of Rocks Lock, the southernmost navigation lock on the Mississippi River. Steel framework Steel is a metal alloy whose major component is iron, with carbon being the primary alloying material. ... Lock number 27. ... Canal locks in England. ... The Mississippi River, derived from the old Ojibwe word misi-ziibi meaning great river (gichi-ziibi big river at its headwaters), is the second-longest river in the United States; the longest is the Missouri River, which flows into the Mississippi. ...


Granite City is situated in an area rich with Native American history and is not far from Cahokia Mounds Indian Burial Grounds, the largest burial ground in the Americas.


Culture

Granite City has a diverse culture.


Environment

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Granite City, Illinois - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (447 words)
Granite City is a city located in Madison County, Illinois.
In the city the population is spread out with 24.7% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 29.2% from 25 to 44, 21.5% from 45 to 64, and 16.3% who are 65 years of age or older.
The median income for a household in the city is $35,615, and the median income for a family is $42,130.
Granite City, Illinois (1658 words)
Granite City residents are easily able to avail themselves of the major shopping areas, cultural facilities, sporting events, restaurants and excitement of metropolitan St. Louis while living in a city that prides itself in its sense of community and caring.
The city's heritage is marked by the 17 flags, from as many European nations, which fly in a memorial park in the heart of downtown.
Granite City is a wonderful city, full of same eagerness and optimism that 100 years ago inspired the settlers of what was then called Six Mile Prairie, that built the homes, the churches, the schools, the parks, and the mills, and made Granite City strong.
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