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Income/capita 19%
Household income 16%
Unemployment 21%
IndexGranite CityIllinoisNational
Income per capita$24,169$31,502$29,829
Median household income$46,679$59,196$55,322
Median income owner occupied$59,048$75,354$70,586
Median income renter occupied$24,066$34,488$35,192
Median earnings male$36,605$40,474$36,919
Median earnings female$25,435$27,197$26,250
Unemployment rate5.6%5.3%4.7%
Poverty level17.3%14.0%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Granite City is 19% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Granite City is 16% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Granite City is 21% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Granite City is 15% higher than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $31,116$46,679$93,358
      City
      $39,460$59,196$118,392
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
      According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

      Granite City median earnings by income bracket

      Granite City employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry7.7%1.1%
      Manufacturing sector22.2%0.0%
      Financial & insurance services2.7%5.0%
      Wholesale & retail services13.5%12.1%
      Public administration6.5%3.7%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities10.2%5.0%
      Education, health & social services4.8%35.6%
      Other31.3%27.2%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Ladue, MO8,579$186,371237%
      Frontenac, MO3,527$149,821171%
      Huntleigh, MO355$144,375161%
      Glendale, MO5,917$128,571132%
      Grantwood Village, MO1,013$121,250119%
      Granite City, IL29,662$46,67916%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Niles, IL29,628$54,0272%
      Bay Shore, NY29,704$66,95621%
      Sterling, VA29,597$83,87052%
      San Carlos, CA29,596$135,220144%
      Prairieville, LA29,732$95,75073%
      Granite City, IL29,662$46,67916%
      Source: The Granite City, IL employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).