Pinckneyville, Illinois

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Pinckneyville, Illinois

Introduction to Pinckneyville, Illinois

Pinckneyville, Illinois is 61 miles SE of St. Louis, Missouri. It is in Perry County. The population of the city is 5,464.

Pinckneyville History

Pinckneyville is the county seat of the Perry county. It is named in honor of Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, who was an American diplomat. Perry County was established in 1827 and today provides various public sector jobs as well as a number of recreational facilities to its citizens.

Pinckneyville and nearby Attractions

  • Pyramid State Recreation Area
  • Bollinger Mill State Historic Site
  • Eugene Field House and Toy Museum
  • Pyramid State Recreation Area

Things To Do In Pinckneyville

Local parks include the Pyramid State Park and the Pinckneyville City Lake. Local golfers can enjoy a round at the 18-hole golf course at the Red Hawk Country Club. Local museums and historic sites include the Bollinger Mill State Historic Site, the Campbell House, Cedarhurst and the Gen. John A. Logan Museum. Camping, fishing and boating can be enjoyed at the Pyramid State Recreation Area.

Pinckneyville Transportation

Air transportation is available from the Williamson County Regional Airport.

Pinckneyville Higher Education

Nearby colleges include John A Logan College, Kaskaskia College and McKendree College.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Pinckneyville Affordability of Rents
Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 8% Pinckneyville Racial Diversity
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Pinckneyville Well-Paid Single Men

Comparative Profile of Pinckneyville, Illinois

Comparing Pinckneyville 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 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 10 10
Racial Diversity 9 10
Senior Citizens 5 5
Age of the Population 4 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1
Female Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 4 2
Average Household Size 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 5 3
People in Middle Class or Better 4 3
Median Family Income 4 3
College Educated Adults 1 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Short Commute Times 7 8
Public Transportation Use 5 6
Walking and Biking to Work 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 10
People Living Alone 10 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 7
Housing Recently Built 2 4

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Pinckneyville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 61 miles SE of St. Louis, Missouri
County Perry
Standard Zip Codes 62274
Phone Area Codes 618
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.08
Longitude -89.381

Pinckneyville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station DU QUOIN 4 SE
Distance 12 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
Distance 20.3 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 38 F
Apr Temp 45 to 67 F
Jul Temp 68 to 88 F
Oct Temp 47 to 69 F
Annual Precip 39 inches
Distance 25.7 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
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Pinckneyville Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 5,464 100%
Male 3,569 65.3%
Female 1,895 34.7%
Under 18 763 14%
18+ 4,701 86%
65+ 759 13.9%
Median Age 35
Average Family Size 2.9
White 3,893 71.2%
African-American 1,331 24.4%
Asian 11 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 9 0.2%
Other 206 3.8%
Mixed Race 11 0.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 244 4.5%

Estimated Pinckneyville Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 5,452
Growth -12
Growth % -0.2%

Pinckneyville 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 25.7%
US/American 23.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 13.6%
Irish 10.6%
Italian 6.9%
Polish 5.9%
English 5.4%
French (except Basque) 3.3%
Dutch 1.1%
Scotch-Irish 1.1%
Czech 0.6%
Portuguese 0.4%
Finnish 0.4%
Scottish 0.4%
Lithuanian 0.4%
Hungarian 0.3%
Croatian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Conant (62274)

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)
Pinckneyville 5,464 $41,574
Cutler 543 $32,292
Dowell 441 $28,958
Du Quoin 6,448 $37,688
Tamaroa 740 $36,607
Vergennes 491 $39,028
Willisville 694 $35,667

Pinckneyville Public Libraries

Pinckneyville P.l.
Pinckneyville, Illinois
(618) 357-2410
Library Web Site

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Pinckneyville Hospitals

(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
(618) 357-2187
Emergency Service: No

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Pinckneyville High Schools (2004)

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Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 475 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.6

5835 STATE RTE 154
A Non-traditional School
Serves 424 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 47.1

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