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Overview

Introduction to East St. Louis, Illinois

East St. Louis, Illinois, in St Clair county, is 7 miles E of St. Louis, Missouri. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Saint Louis metropolitan area.

East St. Louis History

The modern day city of East St. Louis was originally inhabited by Native American tribes. Following the Europen settlement in this area, it began to be called llinoistown. In 1959, East St. Louis was named as an All America City. James Williams became the first black mayor of East St. Louis in 1971. The city is the birthplace of the tennis legend Jimmy Connors.

East St. Louis and nearby Attractions

  • Frank Holten State Park
  • World Aquarium
  • Black World History Museum
  • St Louis Zoo
  • Horseshoe Lake State Fish & Wildlife Area - Madison
  • Missouri Botanical Garden

Things To Do In East St. Louis

While staying in East St. Louis, you can spend your leisure time at Jones Park, Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, and Lincoln Park. The East Saint Louis Public Library and City Museum are worth visiting. You can also visit the Fabulous Fox Theatre. The Forest Park and St. Louis Zoo are also nearby. In addition, the city organizes a number of recreational programs and events all through the year.

East St. Louis Transportation

You can avail international flights from Lambert - St Louis International Airport.

East St. Louis Higher Education

Saint Louis University - Main Campus, University of Missouri - St Louis, Southwestern Illinois College, Saint Louis Community College - Forest Park, Washington University and several other colleges and universities provide higher educational facilities to the residents of East St. Louis.

People

Total Population
Male Share of the Population
Female Share of the Population
Senior Citizens
Employed Population 16+
Age of the Population

Families

% of people married
Average household size

Education and Earnings

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

Wealth

Median Family Income
% Above Poverty Level
% Below Poverty Level

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time
% Working from Home
% Walking and Biking to Work
% Using Public Transportation

Housing

People Living Alone
Median Gross Rent
Median House Value

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)
US/American
English
Irish

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

East St Louis Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 7 miles E of St. Louis, Missouri
County St Clair
Metro Area Saint Louis
Standard Zip Codes 62201, 62203, 62204, 62205, 62206, 62207, 62208
P.O. Box Zip Codes 62202
Phone Area Codes 618
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.624
Longitude -90.15

East St Louis 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 CAHOKIA
Distance 4.8 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
Station ST LOUIS SCIENCE CTR
Distance 6.3 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
Station ALTON MELVIN PRICE L&D
Distance 13.3 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Alorton 1,867 $20,000
Centreville 5,142 $18,646

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

East St Louis Hospitals

KENNETH HALL REGIONAL HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
129 N 8TH ST
(618) 274-1900
Emergency Service: Yes

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East St Louis High Schools

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EAST ST LOUIS SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
4901 STATE ST
618-646-3700
A Title I School.
Serves 2,064 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.7

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950 KINGSHWY ST
618-394-2200
A Non-traditional School
Serves 111 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 55.5

SIU CHARTER SCH OF EAST ST LOUIS
601 JAMES R THOMPSON
618-482-8370
A Charter School.
Serves 98 students.

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