Breese, Illinois

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Breese, Illinois

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High Points

Breese strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Illinois):

Category Trophy
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Breese Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Breese People in Middle Class or Better
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Breese Well-Paid Single Men
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Breese Median Family Income
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Breese Well-Paid Single Women

Comparative Profile of Breese, Illinois

Comparing Breese to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Illinois (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Men 9 7
Well-Paid Single Women 9 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 7
Male Share of the Population 6 6
Senior Citizens 6 6
Female Share of the Population 5 5
Racial Diversity 4 5
Age of the Population 4 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 7
Average Household Size 8 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 10 9
People in Middle Class or Better 10 8
Median Family Income 9 7
College Educated Adults 8 8

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 8 7
Public Transportation Use 8 6
Working at Home 7 8
Short Commute Times 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 6 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 9
Affordability of Rents 5 6
People Living Alone 4 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 5
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 2

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Breese Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 40 miles E of St. Louis, Missouri
County Clinton
Metro Area Saint Louis
Standard Zip Codes 62216, 62230
Phone Area Codes 618
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.61
Longitude -89.526

Breese Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 8.8 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 36 F
Apr Temp 43 to 65 F
Jul Temp 67 to 88 F
Oct Temp 45 to 68 F
Annual Precip 40.6 inches
Distance 20.9 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 38 F
Apr Temp 45 to 67 F
Jul Temp 68 to 88 F
Oct Temp 47 to 69 F
Annual Precip 39 inches
Station SALEM
Distance 31.3 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 37 F
Apr Temp 44 to 65 F
Jul Temp 68 to 88 F
Oct Temp 45 to 69 F
Annual Precip 42.5 inches
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Breese Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 4,048 100%
Male 1,963 48.5%
Female 2,085 51.5%
Under 18 1,139 28.1%
18+ 2,909 71.9%
65+ 632 15.6%
Median Age 35.9
Average Family Size 3.15
White 3,990 98.6%
African-American 4 0.1%
Asian 14 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0%
Other 22 0.5%
Mixed Race 16 0.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 52 1.3%

Estimated Breese Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 4,202
Growth 154
Growth % 3.8%

Breese Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 71.2%
US/American 8.2%
Irish 4.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.2%
Dutch 2.3%
Scottish 1.4%
Romanian 1.3%
English 0.9%
Italian 0.8%
French (except Basque) 0.8%
French Canadian 0.7%
Norwegian 0.6%
Croatian 0.5%
British 0.5%
Russian 0.4%
Pennsylvania German 0.3%
European 0.3%
Scotch-Irish 0.3%
Lithuanian 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Breese, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Saint Rose (62230)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Breese 4,048 $54,242
Albers 878 $57,625
Aviston 1,231 $58,375
Bartelso 593 $55,972
Beckemeyer 1,043 $39,400
Carlyle 3,406 $48,056
Germantown 1,118 $56,563

Breese Public Libraries

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(618) 526-7361

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Breese Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
(618) 526-4511
Emergency Service: Yes

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Breese High Schools (2004)

7740 OLD US HWY 50
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 599 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.6

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