Marissa, Illinois

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Marissa, Illinois

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High Points

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

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Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 14% Marissa Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Marissa, Illinois

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


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 6 4
Median Family Income 6 4
People in Middle Class or Better 6 3
College Educated Adults 4 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 8 6
Working at Home 5 5
Short Commute Times 2 3
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 10
Affordability of Rents 7 8
People Living Alone 6 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 6
Housing Recently Built 3 4

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Marissa Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 38 miles SE of St. Louis, Missouri
County St Clair
Metro Area Saint Louis
Standard Zip Codes 62257
Phone Area Codes 618
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.261
Longitude -89.75

Marissa Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station SPARTA 1 W
Distance 10.2 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 38 F
Apr Temp 43 to 66 F
Jul Temp 67 to 88 F
Oct Temp 45 to 69 F
Annual Precip 42.7 inches
Distance 22.1 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 39 F
Apr Temp 45 to 68 F
Jul Temp 68 to 91 F
Oct Temp 46 to 71 F
Annual Precip 39.6 inches
Distance 33.1 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 36 F
Apr Temp 43 to 65 F
Jul Temp 67 to 88 F
Oct Temp 45 to 68 F
Annual Precip 40.6 inches
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Marissa Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,141 100%
Male 1,038 48.5%
Female 1,103 51.5%
Under 18 532 24.8%
18+ 1,609 75.2%
65+ 342 16%
Median Age 37.9
Average Family Size 2.96
White 2,119 99%
African-American 6 0.3%
Asian 4 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.1%
Other 1 0%
Mixed Race 8 0.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 16 0.7%

Estimated Marissa Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,044
Growth -97
Growth % -4.5%

Marissa 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 38.3%
US/American 17.4%
Irish 9.9%
English 9.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5%
Scotch-Irish 4.8%
Italian 4.2%
French (except Basque) 3.4%
Polish 3.2%
Scottish 2.8%
Norwegian 0.4%
French Canadian 0.4%
Canadian 0.3%
Pennsylvania German 0.3%
Yugoslavian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Marrisa (62257)

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)
Marissa 2,141 $41,898
Baldwin 3,627 $31,528
Fayetteville 384 $37,500
Lenzburg 577 $35,769
New Athens 1,981 $49,236
St. Libory 583 $56,625
Tilden 922 $37,500

Marissa Public Libraries

Marissa Area P.l.d.ri
Marissa, Illinois
(618) 295-2825
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Marissa High Schools (2004)

Serves 309 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.2

Marissa Colleges

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