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Overview

Introduction to Pontoon Beach, Illinois

Pontoon Beach, Illinois is 12 miles NE of St. Louis, Missouri. It is in Madison County. The village is part of the Saint Louis metro area.

Pontoon Beach History

Pontoon Beach has flourished over the last few years and has developed a business center, the Grigsby Middle School, a city hall, a gas station and a police department. It has also made progress in the hotel industry.

Pontoon Beach and nearby Attractions

  • Frank Holten State Recreation Area
  • Cahokia Mounds
  • Horseshoe Lake State Fish & Wildlife Area - Madison
  • City Museum

Things To Do In Pontoon Beach

The Horseshoe Lake State Fish & Wildlife Area has provisions for boating, fishing, camping and hiking. The City Museum has manmade caves, waterfalls and castles on display.

Pontoon Beach Transportation

Air transportation is available from Lambert-St. Louis International Airport.

Pontoon Beach Higher Education

Nearby colleges include the Aquinas Institute of Theology, Concordia Seminary and Fontbonne University.

People

Total Population 5,840
Male Share of the Population 49.6%
Female Share of the Population 50.4%
Senior Citizens 10.6%
Employed Population 16+ 2,689
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 46%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 13.4%
Median Earnings25+ $35,043
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $11,651
Median Earnings With High School Degree $32,917

Wealth

Median Family Income $54,493
% Above Poverty Level 75.4%
% Below Poverty Level 24.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 1.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.9%
% Using Public Transportation 1.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 17.6%
Median Gross Rent $779
Median House Value $84,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 26.6%
US/American 0%
English 4.9%
Irish 14.7%

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

Pontoon Beach Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 12 miles NE of St. Louis, Missouri
County Madison
Metro Area Saint Louis
Standard Zip Codes 62040
Phone Area Codes 618
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.731
Longitude -90.08

Pontoon Beach Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station ALTON MELVIN PRICE L&D
Distance 7 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
Station ST LOUIS INTL AP
Distance 15.5 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
Station BELLEVILLE SIU RESEARCH
Distance 19.4 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 40 F
Apr Temp 45 to 68 F
Jul Temp 67 to 90 F
Oct Temp 45 to 71 F
Annual Precip 39.3 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Mitchell (62040)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Collinsville 25,025 $62,386
Glen Carbon 12,882 $93,879
Granite City 29,421 $57,535

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

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