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Welcome to Granite City ...

The city of Granite City is located in Madison County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Granite City has a population of 28,177 people<2> (see below for details).

Granite City is 410 feet [125 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Granite City lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Granite City: (618)

The ZIP code for Granite City: 62040<4>

We don't have a date for the establishment of Granite City.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Granite City had an population of 28,177 people. This is a decrease of 5.6% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 9.98% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Granite City had a population of 29,849 people (or 11.08% of the total population of Madison County). This makes Granite City the county's most populous community.

The population of Granite City represents 0.23% of the total population of Illinois (which has 12,830,632 people), making it the state's 67th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 29,849 people, the population of Granite City decreased 4.64% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 31,301 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Granite City.

Communities Also Named Granite City ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 2 communities that are also named Granite City - they are located in British Columbia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Granite City.

Communities near Granite City ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Granite City.

  • Florissant
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    • Florissant lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Granite City.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 50,795 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Florissant
  • Belleville
  • University City
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    • University City lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the west of Granite City.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 34,049 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on University City
  • O'Fallon
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    • O'Fallon lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Granite City.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 29,606 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on O'Fallon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for O'Fallon<6>
  • Kirkwood
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    • Kirkwood lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Granite City.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 27,866 people
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  • Maryland Heights
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    • Maryland Heights lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the west of Granite City.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 26,895 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maryland Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maryland Heights
  • Alton
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    • Alton lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the north of Granite City.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 26,049 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alton<6>
  • Edwardsville
  • Hazelwood
  • Collinsville

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Granite City. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Granite City.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Granite City. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Granite City.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Granite City. Our list includes 9 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Granite City.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Granite City ...

Looking for more information about Granite City? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Granite City, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Granite City.

Adding Granite City to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Granite City in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention that we've found for Granite City was on a map titled Road Map for Illinois (from Shell Oil, 1956).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Granite City.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Granite City. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Illinois' counties, including Madison, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Granite City.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Granite City - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Granite City). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Granite City or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Granite City) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Granite City. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Granite CityOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Granite City. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.7003, Longitude: -90.1504    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.




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