Edwardsville, Illinois

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Edwardsville, Illinois

Introduction to Edwardsville, Illinois

Edwardsville, Illinois, in Madison county, is 20 miles E of Florissant, Missouri (center to center) and 21 miles NE of St. Louis, Missouri. The people of the city are in the Saint Louis metropolitan area. Edwardsville has a population of 21,491.

Edwardsville History

Edwardsville, the third oldest city of Illinois, was first settled in 1805. Thomas Kirkpatrick was the first settler of the area. He named the area after Ninian Edwards, who was the territorial governor of Illinois. It was originally incorporated in 1818. N.O. Nelson, an industrialist, came to Edwardsville in 1890 to locate a site for his plumbing manufacturing company. He created a model "utopian" village called Leclaire in this area.

Edwardsvilley and nearby Attractions

  • The Children's Museum in Edwardsville
  • Madison County Historical Society Museum
  • Frank Holten State Recreation Area
  • Horseshoe Lake State Fish & Wildlife Area - Madison
  • World Aquarium
  • St Louis Zoo

Things To Do In Edwardsville

Edwardsville is a vibrant city that boasts of several beautiful lakes and parks. The local parks include Glik Park, Leclaire Park, Hoppe Park, City Park, Lusk Park, and Edwardsville Township Park. The Children's Museum of Edwardsville, located in the former Leclaire Academy, is also worth visiting. Biking can be enjoyed at the scenic MCT Trails. You can also plan a day trip to the Watershed Nature Center. The SIUE Campus offers rolling hills, several fields, and acres of forests.

Edwardsville Transportation

St Louis Regional Airport is nearby.

Edwardsville Higher Education

Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville and Alvareitas College of Cosmetology are the local institutes of higher education.

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High Points

Edwardsville strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Illinois):

Category Trophy
College Educated Adults
(vs. State)
Top 9% Edwardsville College Educated Adults
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. State)
Top 10% Edwardsville Well-Paid Single Women
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 17% Edwardsville Median Family Income

Comparative Profile of Edwardsville, Illinois

Comparing Edwardsville to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Illinois (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Women 9 10
Female Share of the Population 9 9
Well-Paid Single Men 7 8
Racial Diversity 6 8
Senior Citizens 4 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 3
Age of the Population 3 2
Male Share of the Population 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 4
Average Household Size 5 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 9 10
Median Family Income 8 9
People in Middle Class or Better 7 7
People Above Poverty 6 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 8 8
Walking and Biking to Work 7 8
Working at Home 6 6
Short Commute Times 4 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 6 7
Affordability of Rents 6 4
People Living Alone 5 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 6
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 3

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Edwardsville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 20 miles E of Florissant, Missouri (center to center)
Nearest Large City 21 miles NE of St. Louis, Missouri
County Madison
Metro Area Saint Louis
Standard Zip Codes 62025
Company Zip Codes 62026
Phone Area Codes 618
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.811
Longitude -89.953

Edwardsville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 10.6 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 21.1 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 29.2 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 35 F
Apr Temp 42 to 64 F
Jul Temp 66 to 88 F
Oct Temp 43 to 68 F
Annual Precip 38.3 inches
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Edwardsville Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 21,491 100%
Male 10,031 46.7%
Female 11,460 53.3%
Under 18 4,865 22.6%
18+ 16,626 77.4%
65+ 2,518 11.7%
Median Age 33.4
Average Family Size 2.99
White 18,847 87.7%
African-American 1,861 8.7%
Asian 364 1.7%
American Indian & Alaskan 60 0.3%
Other 62 0.3%
Mixed Race 291 1.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 215 1%

Estimated Edwardsville Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 24,047
Growth 2,556
Growth % 11.9%

Edwardsville Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 33%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 16.2%
English 10.2%
Irish 9.3%
US/American 6.4%
Italian 5.1%
Polish 3.4%
French (except Basque) 2%
Scotch-Irish 1.9%
Scottish 1.4%
Dutch 1.2%
Czech 1.1%
Norwegian 1%
European 0.8%
Austrian 0.5%
Swedish 0.5%
Croatian 0.5%
Hungarian 0.4%
Welsh 0.4%
Czechoslovakian 0.4%
Lithuanian 0.3%
Danish 0.3%
Russian 0.3%
Slovak 0.3%
Syrian 0.2%
Jamaican 0.2%
Maltese 0.2%
Romanian 0.2%
British 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Dunlap Lake (62025)
Holiday Shores (62025)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Edwardsville 21,491 $65,555
Glen Carbon 10,425 $72,182
Hartford 1,545 $40,652
Maryville 4,651 $62,110
Roxana 1,547 $45,500
South Roxana 1,888 $37,344
Troy 8,524 $59,643

Edwardsville Public Libraries

Edwardsville P.l.
Edwardsville, Illinois
(618) 692-7556
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Student/teacher ratio: 19.2

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