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People

Total Population 3,310
Male Share of the Population 50.9%
Female Share of the Population 49.1%
Senior Citizens 15.1%
Employed Population 16+ 1,371
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 50.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 17%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $47,944
% Above Poverty Level 82.3%
% Below Poverty Level 17.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 4.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.4%
% Using Public Transportation 0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 24.9%
Median Gross Rent $585
Median House Value $80,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 18.5%
US/American 0%
English 9.6%
Irish 25%

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

Gillespie Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 35 miles NE of Florissant, Missouri (center to center)
Nearest Large City 42 miles NE of St. Louis, Missouri
County Macoupin
Standard Zip Codes 62033
Phone Area Codes 217
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.129
Longitude -89.819

Gillespie 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 CARLINVILLE
Distance 11.2 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 35 F
Apr Temp 43 to 65 F
Jul Temp 67 to 87 F
Oct Temp 45 to 68 F
Annual Precip 38.5 inches
Station HILLSBORO
Distance 18.1 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 37 F
Apr Temp 45 to 68 F
Jul Temp 68 to 91 F
Oct Temp 47 to 71 F
Annual Precip 40.1 inches
Station VIRDEN
Distance 25.8 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 35 F
Apr Temp 44 to 66 F
Jul Temp 66 to 88 F
Oct Temp 45 to 68 F
Annual Precip 37 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Benld 1,657 $42,917
Eagarville 169 $62,083
East Gillespie 256 $62,375

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

Gillespie Public Libraries

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Gillespie P.l.
201 WEST CHESTNUT
Gillespie, Illinois
(217) 839-3614

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Gillespie High Schools

GILLESPIE HIGH SCHOOL
612 BROADWAY ST
217-839-2114
Serves 334 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.6

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