Gridley, Illinois

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Gridley is a village in McLean County, Illinois, United States. The population was 1,411 at the 2000 census. It is part of the BloomingtonNormal Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Gridley is located on U.S. Route 24 about 7 miles (11 km) east of El Paso. It is also about that distance west of Chenoa. Gridley is about halfway between Interstate 39 and Interstate 55. The village of Gridley founded in 1869 and was named after General Asahel Gridley (or Ashael Gridley),[1] a noted early Republican, land investor, political backer and client of Abraham Lincoln, and a descendant of a Colonel Gridley who served at the Battle of Lexington.[2]



Gridley is located at 40°44′34″N 88°52′50″W / 40.74278°N 88.88056°W / 40.74278; -88.88056 (40.742748, -88.880428)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.0 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 1,411 people, 550 households, and 387 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,215.6 people per square mile (469.6/km²). There were 569 housing units at an average density of 490.2/sq mi (189.4/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.73% White, 0.28% African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.50% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.14% from other races, and 1.13% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.71% of the population.

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