Granite City, Illinois 

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Population

27,959

-2.8% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

7.0%

Median Age

41.7

Comfort Index (Climate)

7.5 / 5.6

summer / winter

St Louis Gifts

Best Places to Live in Granite City, Illinois

Large city - Missouri-Illinois border along the Mississippi River. September, May and October are the most pleasant months in Granite City, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Granite City, IL Housing Market
Lowest Priced HomesHOMES UNDER $250,000
Most Expensive ListingsHOMES $250,001 to $500,000
Largest HomesHOMES $500,001 to $750,000
Median Priced HomesHOMES $750,001 to $1,000,000
Pros
Cost of living
Arts & culture
Educated population
Cons
Hot, humid summers
Employment concerns
Growth and sprawl


What Bert Has To Say About St. Louis Metro Area

Known since the early days as the “Gateway City” because of its access to transportation routes in all directions, St. Louis continues to be an important center of commerce and culture for the Mississippi River Basin. The area includes a broad assortment of mostly residential neighborhoods to the west and the more industrial East St. Louis and several agricultural counties on the Illinois side of the river. For years the downtown area had few highlights outside of the landmark Gateway Arch and the restored Union Station. The population of the city itself had declined gradually for decades, and most of the infrastructure had declined as people moved into the suburbs or away altogether. But more recently, the downtown has started to come back, with new residential facilities and reclaimed warehouse lofts downtown anchored by new sports venues. Similar restorations are going on in other important inner neighborhoods.


QUICK FACTS

Real Estate: See Homes
Country: United States
State: Illinois
County: Madison County
Metro Area: St. Louis Metro Area
Political Ideology: Leaning conservative
City: Granite City
Zip Codes: 62040
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 570 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Granite City is 7.0% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Granite City jobs have increased by 2.0%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Granite City's cost of living is 24.5% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Granite City's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
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VOTING
In the last Presidential election, Madison county remained strongly Republican, 55.3% to 42.0%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Granite City's population is 27,959 people. Since 2020, it has had a population decline of 2.8%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 23.1 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Granite City is Real Estate: $74,300. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 5.5%.

SCHOOLS
Granite City public schools spend $10,270 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 18.9 students per teacher in Granite City. More Education



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Housing Market in Granite City

It's a good time to buy in Granite City. Home Appreciation is up 14.8% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Granite City is $74,300.

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Reviews for Granite City   2 Reviews
Quality of Life - 7/5/2014
Fair, Cost of living average , close to St. Louis Attractions, air quality poor, steal mill causes lots of respiratory illness. Water qualty used to be above average til... Read More

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Want To Move - 5/9/2009
Granite City is not a bad place to live. The smell of the steel plants is annoying sometimes. There is rarely a day go by that you don't here sirens going down the... Read More


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