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People

Total Population 2,876
Male Share of the Population 47.2%
Female Share of the Population 52.8%
Senior Citizens 21.9%
Employed Population 16+ 1,015
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 49.1%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 11.3%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $43,438
% Above Poverty Level 80.4%
% Below Poverty Level 19.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.4%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 31.7%
Median Gross Rent $581
Median House Value $55,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.6%
US/American 0%
English 9.6%
Irish 16.4%

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

Christopher Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 80 miles SE of St. Louis, Missouri
County Franklin
Standard Zip Codes 62822
Phone Area Codes 618
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.972
Longitude -89.053

Christopher 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 DU QUOIN 4 SE
Distance 8 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 40 F
Apr Temp 45 to 68 F
Jul Temp 68 to 90 F
Oct Temp 45 to 71 F
Annual Precip 44.1 inches
Station MARION 4 NNE
Distance 16.5 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 38 F
Apr Temp 42 to 66 F
Jul Temp 65 to 87 F
Oct Temp 43 to 68 F
Annual Precip 46.9 inches
Station CARBONDALE SEWAGE PLANT
Distance 16.6 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 39 F
Apr Temp 42 to 66 F
Jul Temp 66 to 88 F
Oct Temp 43 to 69 F
Annual Precip 45.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Benton 7,319 $50,598
Buckner 428 $32,159

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

Christopher Public Libraries

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Christopher P.l.
202 E. MARKET
Christopher, Illinois
(618) 724-7534

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Christopher High Schools

CHRISTOPHER HIGH
1 BEARCAT DRIVE
618-724-9461
A Title I School.
Serves 229 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.3

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