Granite City, Illinois Population 2024

26,728

Granite City is a city located in Madison County and St. Clair County Illinois. Granite City has a 2024 population of 26,728. Granite City is currently declining at a rate of -0.73% annually and its population has decreased by -2.86% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 27,514 in 2020.

The average household income in Granite City is $68,755 with a poverty rate of 18.57%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Granite City is 38.8 years, 38.7 years for males, and 38.9 years for females.

Granite City Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Granite City was:

  • White: 81.18%
  • Black or African American: 11.47%
  • Two or more races: 5.34%
  • Other race: 1.3%
  • Asian: 0.61%
  • Native American: 0.1%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
19.0 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,405.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-2.86% (-786)
The current population of Granite City, Illinois is 26,728 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 27,514.

Granite City, Illinois Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White21,94081.18%
Black or African American3,10111.47%
Two or more races1,4435.34%
Other race3501.3%
Asian1640.61%
Native American280.1%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Granite City Population by Race

Granite City Population Pyramid 2024

Granite City Median Age

38.8

Total

38.7

Male

38.9

Female

Granite City Adults

There are 21,246 adults, (4,619 of whom are seniors) in Granite City.

Granite City Age Dependency

62.5

Age Dependency Ratio

27.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Granite City Sex Ratio

Female13,43349.7%
Male13,59350.3%

Granite City Population by Age

Granite City Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All11,3042.3669.230.8
Non Family4,3951.1960.639.4
Married4,1923.068812
Female1,9763.2647.252.8
Male7412.9773.426.6

2.99

Average Family Size

2.36

Average Household Size

69.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Granite City Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6443.34%
9th to 12th Grade1,4397.45%
High School Graduate6,83235.39%
Some College5,55428.77%
Associates Degree2,02310.48%
Bachelors Degree1,99310.32%
Graduate Degree8224.26%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Granite City Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Granite City Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White16,17314,7222,436
Black1,7421,39066
Hispanic878636157
2+ Races505473189
Other Race24211017
Asian16415511
Native American28288

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 37.43%.

Granite City Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$41,686$45,559$35,182
Less Than 9th Grade$16,616$17,276$0
High School Graduate$40,069$43,663$30,536
Some College$43,327$59,088$34,725
Bachelors Degree$43,731$44,392$41,313
Graduate Degree$81,922$58,182$86,042

$41,686

Average Earnings

$45,559

Average Male

$35,182

Average Female

Granite City Earnings by Educational Attainment

Granite City Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Granite City Language

95.29% of Granite City residents speak only English, while 4.71% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.3% of the population.

Granite City Language

Granite City Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White20,9252,89413.83%
Black3,0451,26841.64%
Multiple1,44042129.24%
Hispanic1,50040226.8%
Other3357622.69%
Native281967.86%
Asian155127.74%

18.57%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.01%

Male Poverty Rate

22.2%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Granite City

The race most likely to be in poverty in Granite City is Native, with 67.86% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Granite City is Asian, with 7.74% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.29%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.48%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.13%.

Granite City Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade34.69%
Some College15.18%
High School14.9%
Bachelors or Greater6.81%

Granite City Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed17.1%
Female Employed10.6%
Male Employed7.96%
Female Unemployed5.33%

Granite City Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Granite City Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$58,681$68,755
Families$75,250$81,643
Married Families$87,188$-999,999,999
Non Families$34,939$44,283

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Granite City Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

39.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

40.1%

Male Marriage Rate

39.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Granite City Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Granite City Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Granite City Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Granite City Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,616

Number of Veterans

1,515

Male Veterans

101

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam581
Second Gulf War349
First Gulf War267
Korea187
World War II17

Granite City Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 74446
75+416
55 to 64387
35 to 54275
18 to 3492

Granite City Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White1,4668.13%
Black1014.91%
Hispanic595.36%
2+ Races345.15%
Asian127.32%
Native American310.71%

Granite City Veterans by Race

Granite City Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

9.04%

Veteran Poverty Rate

48.63%

Veteran Disability Rate

Granite City Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

61%

Labor Force Participation

56.1%

Employment Rate

8%

Unemployment Rate

Granite City Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Granite City Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Granite City Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

69.3%

Born in Granite City

97.39%

Native Born

2.61%

Foreign Born

1.11%

Non Citizen

1.5%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.39% of Granite City residents were born in the United States, with 69.3% having been born in Illinois. 1.11% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Granite City Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202925,745-197-0.76%
202825,942-196-0.75%
202726,138-197-0.75%
202626,335-196-0.74%
202526,531-197-0.74%
202426,728-196-0.73%
202326,924-197-0.73%
202227,121-210-0.77%
202127,331-183-0.67%
202027,514-663-2.35%
201928,177-253-0.89%
201828,430-220-0.77%
201728,650-154-0.53%
201628,804-142-0.49%
201528,946-153-0.53%
201429,099-197-0.67%
201329,296-182-0.62%
201229,478-175-0.59%
201129,653-91-0.31%
201029,744-1,557-4.97%
200031,301-1,561-4.75%
199032,862-3,953-10.74%
198036,815-3,870-9.51%
197040,6856121.53%
196040,07310,60836%
195029,4656,49128.25%
194022,974-2,156-8.58%
193025,13010,37370.29%
192014,7574,85449.02%
19109,9036,781217.2%
19003,12200%
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Granite City Population by Year