Grand Tower, IL Population

Population: 624. Estimated population in July 2020: 589 (-5.6% change)
Males: 304 (48.7%), Females: 320 (51.3%)

Jackson County

Zip code: 62942

Median resident age: 39.0 years
Median household income: $27,135
Median house value: $33,300

Races in Grand Tower:

  • White Non-Hispanic (97.9%)
  • Hispanic (1.0%)
  • American Indian (0.8%)
  • Other race (0.6%)
  • Two or more races (0.6%)

Ancestries: Irish (16.2%), United States (15.5%), English (11.2%), German (7.5%), French (6.3%), Italian (1.6%).

Elevation: 361 feet

Land area: 1.3 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Grand Tower

  • High school or higher: 70.9%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 8.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.1%
  • Unemployed: 3.9%
  • Mean travel time to work: 29.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Grand Tower city

  • Never married: 17.2%
  • Now married: 63.4%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 6.1%
  • Divorced: 11.7%

0.3% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -135 (-17.8%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Grand Tower:

  • ST JOSEPH MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 15 miles; MURPHYSBORO, IL)
  • SOUTHEAST MISSOURI HOSPITAL (about 22 miles; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO)
  • MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 23 miles; CARBONDALE, IL)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Grand Tower:

  • SOUTHERN ILLINOIS (about 20 miles; CARBONDALE/MURPHYSBORO, IL; Abbreviation: MDH)
  • CAPE GIRARDEAU REGIONAL (about 29 miles; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Abbreviation: CGI)
  • WILLIAMSON COUNTY REGIONAL (about 36 miles; MARION, IL; Abbreviation: MWA)
Other public-use airports nearest to Grand Tower:

  • PINCKNEYVILLE-DU QUOIN (about 26 miles; PINCKNEYVILLE, IL; Abbreviation: PJY)
  • PERRYVILLE MUNI (about 29 miles; PERRYVILLE, MO; Abbreviation: K02)
  • SPARTA COMMUNITY-HUNTER FIELD (about 37 miles; SPARTA, IL; Abbreviation: SAR)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Grand Tower:

  • SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY (about 22 miles; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Full-time enrollment: 7,227)
  • SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY-CARBONDALE (about 23 miles; CARBONDALE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 19,742)
  • JOHN A LOGAN COLLEGE (about 31 miles; CARTERVILLE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 4,255)
  • SOUTHWESTERN ILLINOIS COLLEGE (about 69 miles; BELLEVILLE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 7,333)
  • SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY-EDWARDSVILLE (about 82 miles; EDWARDSVILLE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 10,038)
  • SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS (about 85 miles; ST LOUIS, MO; Full-time enrollment: 10,286)
  • JEFFERSON COLLEGE (about 86 miles; HILLSBORO, MO; Full-time enrollment: 2,568)
Public primary/middle school in Grand Tower:

  • SHAWNEE ELEM SCHOOL – NORTH (Students: 108; Location: 504 SECOND STREET; Grades: KG – 05)

Libraries

Library in Grand Tower:

  • GRAND TOWER P.L. (Operating income: $5,212; Location: 516 FRONT ST.; 3,304 books; 178 audio materials; 972 video materials)

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