Introduction to Godfrey, Illinois

Godfrey, Illinois, in Madison county, is 13 miles NE of Florissant, Missouri and 23 miles N of St. Louis, Missouri. The village is part of the Saint Louis metropolitan statistical area. About 16,286 people live in Godfrey.

Godfrey History

The first known settlers of this village were Rev. Jacob Lurton and his wife Sarah, who settled here in 1817. The village, however, was named after Captain Benjamin Godfrey, who arrived in 1832 from New England. Benjamin Godfrey played a substantial role in the development of the village, including building a college for women. Godfrey was officially incorporated as a village in 1991.

Godfrey and nearby Attractions

  • Alton Museum of History and Art
  • Beverly Farm Park
  • Rolling Hills Golf Club
  • Godfrey Pond
  • Piasa Harbor
  • Clifton Terrace Park

Things To Do In Godfrey

The most anticipated festivals of Godfrey are organized in the months of September and October. These are the Corn Festival and the Heritage Days Festival. Further, the area has many other recreational options, including well maintained parks with a variety of amenities.

Godfrey Transportation

St. Louis Regional Airport is the nearest major airport.

Godfrey Higher Education

The local educational institution is the Lewis and Clark Community College. Other options for higher studies in the area include the Saint Louis Community College and the University of Missouri.


Total Population 17,911
Male Share of the Population 47.8%
Female Share of the Population 52.2%
Senior Citizens 20.1%
Employed Population 16+ 8,119
Age of the Population 44


% of people married 54.9%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 27%
Median Earnings25+ $42,679
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,532
Median Earnings With High School Degree $33,417


Median Family Income $74,114
% Above Poverty Level 91%
% Below Poverty Level 9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 4.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.4%
% Using Public Transportation 2.1%


People Living Alone 29.3%
Median Gross Rent $846
Median House Value $140,500


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 16.1%
US/American 0%
English 12.2%
Irish 14.6%

Godfrey Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 13 miles NE of Florissant, Missouri (center to center)
Nearest Large City 23 miles N of St. Louis, Missouri
County Madison
Metro Area Saint Louis
Standard Zip Codes 62035
Phone Area Codes 618
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.955
Longitude -90.186

Godfrey Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 9.8 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 20.2 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 38 F
Apr Temp 43 to 66 F
Jul Temp 67 to 89 F
Oct Temp 44 to 69 F
Annual Precip 40.1 inches
Distance 25.9 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 38 F
Apr Temp 43 to 66 F
Jul Temp 67 to 89 F
Oct Temp 43 to 69 F
Annual Precip 38 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Alton 27,517 $43,874
Bethalto 9,443 $72,174
Brighton 2,122 $56,875
East Alton 6,231 $44,529
Elsah 698 $39,167
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