Grant Park, Illinois

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Village of Grant Park
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Grant Park, Illinois, Looking South
Country United States
State Illinois
County Kankakee
Elevation 695 ft (211.8 m)
Coordinates 41°14′26″N 87°38′45″W / 41.240656°N 87.645842°W / 41.240656; -87.645842Coordinates: 41°14′26″N 87°38′45″W / 41.240656°N 87.645842°W / 41.240656; -87.645842
Area 3.44 sq mi (8.91 km2)
 - land 3.41 sq mi (9 km2)
 - water 0.03 sq mi (0 km2), 1%
Population 1,701 (2009)
Density 2,196.2 / sq mi (848 / km2)
Founded 1883
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Postal code 60940
Area code 815/779
Location of Grant Park within Illinois

Grant Park is a village in Kankakee County, Illinois, United States. Grant Park was incorporated in 1883.[1]. In 2010, Grant Park had a population of 1,331.[1] It is part of the KankakeeBradley Metropolitan Statistical Area and the ChicagoNapervilleMichigan City, IL-IN-WI Combined Statistical Area. Much of the town was destroyed by a cyclone in 1912, according to Frank Leslie's Weekly magazine, which ran pictures.


Grant Park is located at 41°14′26″N 87°38′45″W / 41.24056°N 87.64583°W / 41.24056; -87.64583 (41.240656, -87.645842).[2]

According to the 2010 census, the village has a total area of 3.44 square miles (8.9 km2), of which 3.41 square miles (8.8 km2) (or 99.13%) is land and 0.03 square miles (0.078 km2) (or 0.87%) is water.[3]


Esson Farms Road, Grant Park, Illinois

According to the 2000 census,[4] there were 1,358 people, 497 households, and 389 families residing in the village. The population density was 2,196.2 people per square mile (845.7/km²). There were 517 housing units at an average density of 836.1 per square mile (322.0/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.57% White, 0.07% African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 0.81% from other races, and 1.25% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.72% of the population.

There were 497 households out of which 39.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.8% were married couples living together, 11.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.7% were non-families. 17.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the village the population was spread out with 28.4% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 31.4% from 25 to 44, 21.6% from 45 to 64, and 11.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 94.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.2 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $52,153, and the median income for a family was $55,250. Males had a median income of $45,694 versus $22,750 for females. The per capita income for the village was $22,403. About 3.5% of families and 4.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.0% of those under age 18 and 9.2% of those age 65 or over.


Grant Park contains a preschool, elementary school, middle school, and a high school. The mascot for the elementary school, middle school, and high school is the Dragons and the colors are green and gold.

The high school followed a block schedule in which students attend four 87-minute class periods a day, but is now going back to 8 hours a day and tray lunches.[citation needed]

As of 2014, the district's superintendent is John Palan, Tom Sandias is the high school and middle school principal, and Tracy Planeta is principal of the elementary school.


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