Introduction to Herrin, Illinois

Herrin, Illinois, in Williamson county, is 81 miles W of Evansville, Indiana and 88 miles SE of St. Louis, Missouri.

Herrin History

Herrin has been a homeland for various farmers and miners since the 1800s. The area was developed quite rapidly in order to meet the growing demands of the settlers. It was finally incorporated in 1900 and has since grown into a community of diverse industries and businesses.

Herrin and nearby Attractions

  • Herrin City Hall
  • Harrison House
  • Herrin City Library
  • Adams Street Baptist Church
  • Herrin Cemetery

Things To Do In Herrin

Herrin City Hall is the administrative center of the city, and a must-see spot for tourists. Harrison House is famous for its cultural events and facilities.

Herrin Transportation

Williamson County Regional Airport, located nearby, provides air transportation facilities.

Herrin Higher Education

Southern Illinois University-Carbondale and John A. Logan College provide opportunities for higher education to the citizens of Herrin.


Total Population 12,797
Male Share of the Population 48.7%
Female Share of the Population 51.3%
Senior Citizens 17.5%
Employed Population 16+ 5,217
Age of the Population 39


% of people married 47.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 22%
Median Earnings25+ $30,713
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,230
Median Earnings With High School Degree $20,474


Median Family Income $50,583
% Above Poverty Level 83.4%
% Below Poverty Level 16.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 3.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.2%
% Using Public Transportation 0.6%


People Living Alone 32.3%
Median Gross Rent $589
Median House Value $83,100


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 17.7%
US/American 0%
English 13.2%
Irish 11.5%

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

Herrin Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 81 miles W of Evansville, Indiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 88 miles SE of St. Louis, Missouri
County Williamson
Standard Zip Codes 62948
Phone Area Codes 618
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.803
Longitude -89.027

Herrin Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Station MARION 4 NNE
Distance 7.4 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 38 F
Apr Temp 42 to 66 F
Jul Temp 65 to 87 F
Oct Temp 43 to 68 F
Annual Precip 46.9 inches
Distance 8.4 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 39 F
Apr Temp 42 to 66 F
Jul Temp 66 to 88 F
Oct Temp 43 to 69 F
Annual Precip 45.8 inches
Station DU QUOIN 4 SE
Distance 15.6 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 40 F
Apr Temp 45 to 68 F
Jul Temp 68 to 90 F
Oct Temp 45 to 71 F
Annual Precip 44.1 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Paineville (62948)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Cambria 1,380 $42,917
Carterville 5,691 $62,566
Colp 253 $35,250
Crainville 1,287 $72,167
Energy 1,215 $64,531
Freeman Spur 200 $56,250

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

Herrin Public Libraries

Herrin City Library
Herrin, Illinois
(618) 942-6109

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Herrin Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
201 S 14TH ST
(618) 942-2171
Emergency Service: Yes

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Herrin High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

700 N 10TH ST
Serves 670 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.5

700 N 10TH
A Special Education School
Serves 34 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 5.7

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