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Welcome to Granite City ...

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

While we don't have a date for the founding of Granite City, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1903.

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>

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 (which is 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 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 (with 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
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Florissant
    • Florissant is located in Saint Louis County (MO)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 50,795 people
  • Belleville
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast)
  • University City
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for University City
    • University City is located in Saint Louis City (MO)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 34,049 people
  • O'Fallon
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
  • Kirkwood
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kirkwood
    • Kirkwood is located in Saint Louis County (MO)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 27,866 people
  • Maryland Heights
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maryland Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maryland Heights
    • Maryland Heights is located in Saint Louis County (MO)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 26,895 people
  • Alton
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alton
    • Alton is located in Madison County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 26,049 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alton <5>
  • Edwardsville
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast)
  • Hazelwood
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hazelwood
    • Hazelwood is located in Saint Louis County (MO)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,042 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hazelwood <5>
  • Collinsville
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the east)

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 we've found for Granite City was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Granite City post office opened in 1903.

We also found Granite City mentioned on a train schedule titled Trailways Santa Fe Bus Time Table (July 1945).

For more details, 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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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