Jerseyville, Illinois

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Jerseyville, Illinois

Introduction to Jerseyville, Illinois

Jerseyville, Illinois, in Jersey county, is 22 miles N of Florissant, Missouri and 34 miles N of St. Louis, Missouri. The city is included in the Saint Louis metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 7,984 people lived in Jerseyville.

Jerseyville History

In 1827, James Faulkner built the Little Red House, which had the first stagecoach station, bank and school in the area. Settlements slowly grew in this area, and by 1834 it came to be known as Hickory Grove. This area was platted by two immigrants from New Jersey, and merchants and businessmen steadily arrived from the region. Jerseyville was selected in honor of the settlers from New Jersey.

Jerseyville and nearby Attractions

  • Alton Museum of History and Art
  • Cahokia Mounds
  • Beaver Dam State Park
  • Mississippi River State Fish and Wildlife Area
  • Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary

Things To Do In Jerseyville

The Alton Museum of History and Art may interest those hoping to learn more about the area’s history. Other museums in this area include the Bethalto Historical Museum and the Calhoun County Historical Museum. The Pere Marquette State Park offers horseback riding, boating, hiking, fishing and biking opportunities. The Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary and the Butterfly House and Education Center are nearby as well.

Jerseyville Transportation

Lambert-St Louis International is the nearest major airport.

Jerseyville Higher Education

Lewis and Clarke Community College, Saint Louis Community College, the University of Missouri and Principia College are some of the nearby colleges and universities.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Jerseyville Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Jerseyville, Illinois

Comparing Jerseyville 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
Female Share of the Population 10 10
Senior Citizens 9 9
Age of the Population 7 7
Well-Paid Single Women 6 7
Well-Paid Single Men 5 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 5
Male Share of the Population 1 1
Racial Diversity 1 2


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 6 6
People in Middle Class or Better 5 5
Median Family Income 5 5
College Educated Adults 2 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 7 8
Working at Home 7 7
Short Commute Times 4 6
Public Transportation Use 3 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 9 8
People Living Alone 8 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 9
Housing Recently Built 3 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 3

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Jerseyville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 22 miles N of Florissant, Missouri (center to center)
Nearest Large City 34 miles N of St. Louis, Missouri
County Jersey
Metro Area Saint Louis
Standard Zip Codes 62037, 62052
Phone Area Codes 618
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.12
Longitude -90.328

Jerseyville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 1.8 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
Distance 23.1 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 25.7 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 38 F
Apr Temp 47 to 67 F
Jul Temp 71 to 90 F
Oct Temp 48 to 68 F
Annual Precip 38.7 inches
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Jerseyville Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 7,984 100%
Male 3,660 45.8%
Female 4,324 54.2%
Under 18 1,950 24.4%
18+ 6,034 75.6%
65+ 1,629 20.4%
Median Age 38.5
Average Family Size 2.97
White 7,892 98.8%
African-American 7 0.1%
Asian 13 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 14 0.2%
Other 8 0.1%
Mixed Race 50 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 43 0.5%

Estimated Jerseyville Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 8,187
Growth 203
Growth % 2.5%

Jerseyville 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 40.1%
US/American 16.6%
English 12.1%
Irish 11.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5%
French (except Basque) 4.1%
Dutch 2.1%
Scottish 1.8%
Italian 1.5%
Scotch-Irish 1.3%
Czech 0.8%
European 0.5%
French Canadian 0.4%
Swedish 0.3%
Greek 0.3%
Norwegian 0.3%
Danish 0.3%
Welsh 0.3%
Croatian 0.2%
Belgian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Delhi (62052)
Jersey (62052)
McClusky (62052)
New Delhi (62052)
Otter Creek (62052)

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)
Jerseyville 7,984 $46,832
Elsah 635 $60,000
Fidelity 105 $17,083
Fieldon 271 $40,156
Kane 459 $31,250
Medora 501 $28,750
Otterville 120 $34,375

Jerseyville Public Libraries

Jerseyville P.l.
Jerseyville, Illinois
(618) 498-9514
Library Web Site

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Jerseyville Hospitals

(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
(618) 498-6402
Emergency Service: Yes

Wal-mart in Jerseyville

(As of 2006)
1316 South State Street
(618) 498-7744
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Jerseyville High Schools (2004)

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Serves 1,047 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.2

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Student/teacher ratio: 16

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