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Welcome to Gridley ...

The village of Gridley is located in McLean County<1>.


The location of Gridley has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>


The pronunciation of Gridley: GRID-lee<3>

While we don't have a date for the founding of Gridley, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1857.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Gridley has a population of 1,394 people<4> (see below for details).

Gridley is 750 feet [229 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

Gridley is located in the (309) area code.

The ZIP code for Gridley: 61744<6>

Websites for Gridley ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.mcleancochamber.org/

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Gridley, the following might be of interest:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Gridley had an population of 1,394 people. This is a decrease of 2.65% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 1.2% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Gridley had a population of 1,432 people. This makes Gridley the county's 8th most populous community.

The population of Gridley represents 0.01% of the total population of Illinois (which has 12,830,632 people), making it the state's 569th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,432 people, the population of Gridley increased 1.49% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,411 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Gridley.

Communities Also Named Gridley ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 8 communities that are also named Gridley - they are located in Arkansas, California, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Mississippi and Missouri.

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

Communities near Gridley ...

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

  • Bloomington
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the south)
  • Normal
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the south)
  • Pontiac
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pontiac have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pontiac
    • Pontiac is located in Livingston County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,176 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pontiac <7>
  • Fairbury
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the east)
  • El Paso
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for El Paso have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for El Paso
    • El Paso is located in Woodford County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,700 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for El Paso <7>
  • Lexington
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lexington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lexington
    • Lexington is located in McLean County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,020 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lexington <7>
  • Roanoke
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roanoke have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roanoke
    • Roanoke is located in Woodford County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,966 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roanoke <7>
  • Minonk
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
  • Hudson
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hudson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hudson
    • Hudson is located in McLean County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,810 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hudson <7>
  • Chenoa
    (8 miles [12.9 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 Gridley. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Gridley.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Gridley. 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 Gridley.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Gridley. Our list includes 5 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Gridley.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Gridley ...

Looking for more information about Gridley? 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 Gridley, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Gridley.

Adding Gridley to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Gridley 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 Gridley was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<8>

From that list, the Gridley post office opened in 1857.

We also found Gridley on a map (with an unknown title) dated 1870.

For more details, see References and Mentions for Gridley.

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

The official website for McLean County: www.mclean.gov/

The official website for State of Illinois: https://illinois.gov

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Illinois' counties, including McLean, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Gridley. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Gridley.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Gridley - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>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 village (such as Gridley). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Gridley or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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