Introduction to Centreville, Illinois

Centreville, Illinois, in St Clair county, is 9 miles E of St. Louis, Missouri. The people of the city are in the Saint Louis metropolitan area. Centreville’s population is 5,951.

Centreville History

St. Clair became the first county to be established in the state of Illinois in 1790. The county was named in the honor of Arthur St. Claire, who was instrumental in its establishment. Centreville was home to alternative country music singer Edward Burch and film director Reginald Hudlin.

Centreville and nearby Attractions

  • Frank Holten State Recreation Area
  • Jefferson National Expansion Memorial
  • City Museum
  • St. Louis Art Museum
  • Soulard Art Market
  • Missouri Botanical Garden

Things To Do In Centreville

The World Aquarium, Fox Theatre, the Gateway Arch and the Frank Holten State Recreation Area are some popular local recreational spots. Local parks include the Horseshoe Lake State Fish & Wildlife Area- Madison and the Frank Holten State Recreation Area. Nearby Museums include the City Museum and the Soulard Art Market. The Riverland Migratory Bird Sanctuary and the St. Louis Zoo are nearby as well.

Centreville Transportation

Lambert-St. Louis International is the nearest major airport.

Centreville Higher Education

St. Louis University, St. Louis Community College-Forest Park, Southwestern Illinois College and Webster University are some of the local colleges and universities.


Total Population 5,208
Male Share of the Population 43.9%
Female Share of the Population 56.1%
Senior Citizens 15.3%
Employed Population 16+ 1,318
Age of the Population 34


% of people married 20.7%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 7.9%
Median Earnings25+ $23,730
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,682
Median Earnings With High School Degree $20,000


Median Family Income $25,635
% Above Poverty Level 56.7%
% Below Poverty Level 43.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 3.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.1%
% Using Public Transportation 5.2%


People Living Alone 39.7%
Median Gross Rent $608
Median House Value $54,300


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 90.3%
US/American 0%
English 0.4%
Irish 1.7%

Centreville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 9 miles E of St. Louis, Missouri
County St Clair
Metro Area Saint Louis
Standard Zip Codes 62207
Phone Area Codes 618
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.583
Longitude -90.125

Centreville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 4.2 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 38 F
Apr Temp 46 to 67 F
Jul Temp 68 to 89 F
Oct Temp 47 to 69 F
Annual Precip 40.3 inches
Distance 8.4 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 38 F
Apr Temp 47 to 66 F
Jul Temp 71 to 91 F
Oct Temp 49 to 69 F
Annual Precip 38.8 inches
Distance 15.6 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 40 F
Apr Temp 45 to 68 F
Jul Temp 67 to 90 F
Oct Temp 45 to 71 F
Annual Precip 39.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Alorton 1,729 $21,750
Cahokia 14,905 $34,942
Caseyville 4,080 $51,364
East St. Louis 26,697 $21,301

Centreville Public Libraries

Centreville P.l.
Centreville, Illinois
(618) 271-2040
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Centreville Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
(618) 332-3060
Emergency Service: Yes

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