Introduction to Robinson, Illinois

Robinson, Illinois, in Crawford county, is 36 miles SW of Terre Haute, Indiana (center to center) and 99 miles SW of Indianapolis, Indiana.

Robinson History

The early settlers of Robinson were primarily poor people searching for a better life. Roads and bridges were poorly defined, so the people had to follow a general trail. The Indians and French were among the early occupants of present day Robinson. Crawford County was organized in 1816, and Robinson became the county seat in 1844.

Robinson and Nearby Attractions

  • Crawford County State Fish and Wildlife Area
  • Sullivan County Park
  • Lincoln Log Cabin
  • Grouseland
  • Old Cathedral Library & Museum
  • Vincennes State Historic Sites

Things To Do In Robinson

There are numerous historical sites such as George Rogers Clark National Historical Park, Eugene V. Debs Home, and Vincennes State Historic Sites near Robinson. Parks like Lincoln Trail State Park, Shakamak State Park, Fox Ridge State Park, and Sullivan County Park are nearby, and offer outdoor recreational opportunities such as hiking, camping, fishing, picnicking, and boating. Museums near the city include Old Cathedral Library & Museum, and William H. Harrison Museum. Health Harvest Fest is one of the local festivals held in Robinson.

Robinson Transportation

Flights are available from Terre Haute International Airport - Hulman Field.

Robinson Higher Education

The local college is Lincoln Trail College. Vincennes University, Eastern Illinois University, and Indiana State University are colleges nearby.


Total Population 7,506
Male Share of the Population 54.4%
Female Share of the Population 45.6%
Senior Citizens 17.3%
Employed Population 16+ 2,815
Age of the Population 38


% of people married 42.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 19.6%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $56,563
% Above Poverty Level 84%
% Below Poverty Level 16%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 12 minutes
% Working from Home 1.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.3%
% Using Public Transportation 0.2%


People Living Alone 38.6%
Median Gross Rent $573
Median House Value $78,100


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 19%
US/American 0%
English 10.6%
Irish 11.7%

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

Robinson Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 36 miles SW of Terre Haute, Indiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 99 miles SW of Indianapolis, Indiana
County Crawford
Standard Zip Codes 62454
Phone Area Codes 618
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.005
Longitude -87.739

Robinson Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 4.8 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 38 F
Apr Temp 44 to 66 F
Jul Temp 67 to 89 F
Oct Temp 45 to 69 F
Annual Precip 42.8 inches
Station NEWTON 6 SSE
Distance 21.2 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 34 F
Apr Temp 42 to 63 F
Jul Temp 66 to 85 F
Oct Temp 43 to 66 F
Annual Precip 41.2 inches
Distance 24.7 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 36 F
Apr Temp 43 to 63 F
Jul Temp 66 to 86 F
Oct Temp 44 to 67 F
Annual Precip 43.9 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Duncanville (62454)

Eaton (62454)

Gordons (62454)

Hardinville (62454)

New Hebron (62454)

Trimble (62454)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Flat Rock 347 $49,250

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

Robinson Public Libraries

Robinson P.l.d.
Robinson, Illinois
(618) 544-3273

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Robinson Hospitals

(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
(618) 546-2514
Emergency Service: Yes

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Student/teacher ratio: 15.4

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Serves 261 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 43.5

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