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People

Total Population 2,758
Male Share of the Population 41.4%
Female Share of the Population 58.6%
Senior Citizens 20.1%
Employed Population 16+ 824
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 25.9%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 10.5%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $28,750
% Above Poverty Level 54.3%
% Below Poverty Level 45.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 0.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.4%
% Using Public Transportation 5.9%

Housing

People Living Alone 47.2%
Median Gross Rent $240
Median House Value $25,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 66.5%
US/American 0%
English 3.2%
Irish 5.9%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Cairo Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 98 miles N of Jackson, Tennessee (center to center)
Nearest Large City 127 miles SE of St. Louis, Missouri
County Alexander
Standard Zip Codes 62914
Phone Area Codes 618
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.005
Longitude -89.176

Cairo Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station CAIRO 3 N
Distance 3.1 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 41 F
Apr Temp 50 to 69 F
Jul Temp 71 to 90 F
Oct Temp 49 to 71 F
Annual Precip 47.8 inches
Station CHARLESTON
Distance 10.8 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 41 F
Apr Temp 45 to 69 F
Jul Temp 69 to 91 F
Oct Temp 45 to 72 F
Annual Precip 47.8 inches
Station BARDWELL 2 E
Distance 12.9 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 43 F
Apr Temp 47 to 70 F
Jul Temp 68 to 90 F
Oct Temp 46 to 72 F
Annual Precip 51.7 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Cache (62914)

Future City (62914)

Klondike (62914)

Urbandale (62914)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Cairo Public Libraries

Library
Cairo P.l.
1609 WASHINGTON AVENUE
Cairo, Illinois
(618) 734-1840

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Cairo High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

CAIRO JR/SR HIGH SCHOOL
4201 SYCAMORE ST
618-734-2187
A Title I School.
Serves 318 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.5

FIVE COUNTY REGIONAL ALTERNATIVE
1615 COMMERCIAL AVE
618-734-4211
A Non-traditional School
Serves 57 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 7.5

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