Introduction to Collinsville, Illinois

Collinsville, Illinois, in Madison county, is 16 miles E of St. Louis, Missouri. The city is conveniently located inside the Saint Louis metropolitan area.

Collinsville History

John Cook of Shepherdstown was the first permanent settler of Collinsville. He arrived in the city in 1810. The three Collins brothers settled in the area in 1817. In fact, the city was named after William Collins, one of the three brothers. The area was originally known as Unionville. The name was changed to Collinsville because there was another place by the name of Unionville in Illinois. Collinsville was incorporated in 1872 as a city. John Becker became the first elected Mayor of Collinsville. The City Hall was built in 1885.

Collinsville and Nearby Attractions

  • Collinsville Historical Museum
  • Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site
  • Horseshoe Lake State Fish & Wildlife Area - Madison
  • Frank Holten State Recreation Area
  • World Aquarium
  • St Louis Zoo

Things To Do in Collinsville

The city of Collinsville offers a number of recreational facilities. You can visit the Cahokia Mounds State Historic and World Heritage site that features 65 manmade earthen mounds. Fairmount Park, Woodland City Park, and Glidden City Park are also nearby. The Splash City Family Waterpark offers a number of water rides including the FlowRider, two 150 feet long water slides, Monsoon Mountain, kiddy pools, and a lazy river. Golfing can be enjoyed at the Arlington Greens Golf Course.

Collinsville Transportation

The closest airport is St Louis Regional Airport.

Collinsville Higher Education

The nearby colleges and universities are Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville, Saint Louis University - Main Campus, and Southwestern Illinois College.


Total Population 25,025
Male Share of the Population 48.8%
Female Share of the Population 51.2%
Senior Citizens 12.8%
Employed Population 16+ 12,309
Age of the Population 37


% of people married 48.7%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 27.5%
Median Earnings25+ $36,244
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $25,390
Median Earnings With High School Degree $25,464


Median Family Income $62,386
% Above Poverty Level 87.3%
% Below Poverty Level 12.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 4.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.8%
% Using Public Transportation 1%


People Living Alone 32%
Median Gross Rent $810
Median House Value $123,500


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 23.4%
US/American 0.1%
English 9.6%
Irish 11.4%

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

Collinsville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 16 miles E of St. Louis, Missouri
County Madison
Metro Area Saint Louis
Standard Zip Codes 62234
Phone Area Codes 618
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.67
Longitude -89.984

Collinsville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 12.9 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
Distance 13.5 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 36 F
Apr Temp 45 to 64 F
Jul Temp 69 to 88 F
Oct Temp 46 to 68 F
Annual Precip 38.5 inches
Distance 21.4 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 38 F
Apr Temp 47 to 67 F
Jul Temp 71 to 90 F
Oct Temp 48 to 68 F
Annual Precip 38.7 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Lumaghi Heights (62234)

State Park Place (62234)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Caseyville 4,103 $57,596
Fairview Heights 17,014 $71,936
Glen Carbon 12,882 $93,879

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

Collinsville Public Libraries

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Collinsville High Schools

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Serves 1,934 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.6

A Non-traditional School
Serves 14 students.

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