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James W. Loewen (1942-2021)

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Granite City

Illinois

Basic Information

Type of Place
Suburb
Metro Area
St. Louis
Politics c. 1860?
Unions, Organized Labor?

Sundown Town Status

Confirmed Sundown Town?
Surely
Was there an ordinance?
Yes, Written Evidence
Sign?
Don’t Know
Year of Greatest Interest
Still Sundown?
We Have Data on How it Changed

Census Information

The available census data from 1860 to the present
Total White Black Asian Native Hispanic Other BHshld
1860
1870
1880
1890
1900
1910 9903 18
1920 14757 7
1930
1940
1950
1960
1970 40440 40298 6
1980
1990 32,862
2000 31,301 29,653 622
2010
2020

Method of Exclusion

  • Other

Main Ethnic Group(s)

Group(s) Excluded

  • Black

Comments

Email 1/2008
Today Granite City has a small and growing black population that seems to fare OK.
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The population of Granite City was booming between 1890 and 1930, while the African American population dwindled as each year passed. In the early 1900’s, there is said to have been an African American school, but no one seems to know what happened to it and why it dissapeared.