For population 25 years and over in Grand Tower:
For population 15 years and over in Grand Tower city:
2 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $278 (1.1%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: St. Louis, MO (79.8 miles , pop. 348,189).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (306.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).
Nearest cities: Altenburg, MO (2.1 miles ), Gorham, IL (2.4 miles ), Frohna, MO (2.5 miles) , Alto Pass, IL (3.3 miles ), Old Appleton, MO (3.4 miles) , Pocahontas, MO (3.4 miles) , Murphysboro, IL (3.6 miles ), Makanda, IL (3.9 miles ).
Latitude: 37.63 N, Longitude: 89.50 W
Area code commonly used in this area: 573
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Crime in Grand Tower detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 1 (1 officers).
Population change in the 1990s: -135 (-17.8%).
Work and jobs in Grand Tower: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Grand Tower, Illinois
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Grand Tower-area historical tornado activity is above Illinois state average. It is 178% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 12/18/1957, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 4.8 miles away from the Grand Tower city center killed 11 people and injured 200 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
On 12/18/1957, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 33.9 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 6 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Grand Tower-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Illinois state average. It is 29% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 32.3 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 76.0 miles away from Grand Tower center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 97.2 miles away from the city center
On 9/29/1987 at 00:04:56, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 55.2 miles away from the city center
On 2/5/1994 at 14:55:37, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 LG, 4.2 MD, Depth: 9.9 mi) earthquake occurred 25.3 miles away from Grand Tower center
On 6/6/2003 at 12:29:34, a magnitude 4.0 (3.9 MB, 4.0 MW, Depth: 1.6 mi) earthquake occurred 60.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), moment magnitude (MW)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Jackson County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Grand Tower:
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Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 16.4. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 16.5 miles away from the city center.
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 27.8%
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Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
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Religion statistics for Grand Tower (based on Jackson County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 40.32%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 14
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 23
Number of full-service restaurants: 54
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Grand Tower government finances in 2002:
10.95% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($21,966 average adjusted gross income)
1.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($448 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
11.75% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($26,132 average adjusted gross income)
0.11% of residents moved to foreign countries ($222 average AGI)
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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Grand Tower fatal accident list:
Jun 11, 1983 02:00 PM, 3, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Grand Tower)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:1
FAA Registered Aircraft:1
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