Granite City, IL
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Granite City is a medium-sized city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 29,054 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, Granite City is the 67th largest community in Illinois.

Unlike some cities, Granite City isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Granite City are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Granite City is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Granite City who work in office and administrative support (13.09%), sales jobs (9.92%), and food service (9.88%).

The percentage of adults in Granite City with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 13.27% of adults in Granite City have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Granite City in 2010 was $22,397, which is lower middle income relative to Illinois, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $89,588 for a family of four. However, Granite City contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Granite City home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Granite City residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Granite City include Irish, English, Italian, and French .

The most common language spoken in Granite City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Indic languages.