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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Granite City is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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 (14.11%), sales jobs (10.00%), and food service (9.68%).
The citizens of Granite City are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 14.62% of adults in Granite City have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in Granite City in 2010 was $23,552, which is middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $94,208 for a family of four. However, Granite City contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Granite City is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. 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 German.