Gillespie, Illinois

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Gillespie, Illinois

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High Points

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

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Affordability of Property Taxes
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Top 15% Gillespie Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Gillespie, Illinois

Comparing Gillespie 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 8 6
Female Share of the Population 8 8
Senior Citizens 7 7
Age of the Population 7 7
Well-Paid Single Men 6 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 3
Male Share of the Population 3 3
Racial Diversity 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 5 3
Average Household Size 4 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 6 3
Median Family Income 5 3
People Above Poverty 5 3
College Educated Adults 2 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 8 6
Walking and Biking to Work 5 4
Working at Home 5 5
Short Commute Times 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 8 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 9
Affordability of Rents 5 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 6
Housing Recently Built 2 2

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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

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
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
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
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Gillespie Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 3,412 100%
Male 1,600 46.9%
Female 1,812 53.1%
Under 18 795 23.3%
18+ 2,617 76.7%
65+ 592 17.4%
Median Age 38.9
Average Family Size 2.93
White 3,363 98.6%
African-American 11 0.3%
Asian 4 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 7 0.2%
Other 5 0.1%
Mixed Race 20 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 25 0.7%

Estimated Gillespie Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 3,278
Growth -134
Growth % -3.9%

Gillespie 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 24.2%
Italian 21%
Irish 10.9%
US/American 9.5%
Scottish 7.8%
English 7.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.9%
French (except Basque) 2.6%
Dutch 2.1%
Scotch-Irish 2%
Polish 1.8%
Lithuanian 1.2%
Austrian 1%
Croatian 0.9%
Slavic 0.6%
Czech 0.4%
Slovak 0.4%
Yugoslavian 0.3%
Slovene 0.3%
Greek 0.3%
Russian 0.2%
Macedonian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Gillespie 3,412 $40,500
Benld 1,541 $36,953
Eagarville 128 $40,500
East Gillespie 234 $36,500
Mount Clare 433 $39,250
Sawyerville 295 $34,167
Wilsonville 604 $34,688

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Gillespie High Schools (2004)

Serves 334 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.6

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