Sesser, Illinois

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Sesser, Illinois

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High Points

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

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Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 18% Sesser Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Sesser, Illinois

Comparing Sesser 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 9 10
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 8
Senior Citizens 8 8
Age of the Population 7 8
Well-Paid Single Men 3 1
Male Share of the Population 2 1
Racial Diversity 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 4 3
Average Household Size 3 2


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

Commute & Sprawl

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


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

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Sesser Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 76 miles SE of St. Louis, Missouri
County Franklin
Standard Zip Codes 62884
Phone Area Codes 618
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.091
Longitude -89.05

Sesser Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station BENTON 2 N
Distance 8.3 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 39 F
Apr Temp 45 to 67 F
Jul Temp 68 to 90 F
Oct Temp 45 to 69 F
Annual Precip 43.1 inches
Station DU QUOIN 4 SE
Distance 11.1 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 24.5 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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Sesser Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,128 100%
Male 977 45.9%
Female 1,151 54.1%
Under 18 496 23.3%
18+ 1,632 76.7%
65+ 403 18.9%
Median Age 39.5
Average Family Size 2.88
White 2,098 98.6%
African-American 3 0.1%
Asian 1 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 7 0.3%
Other 4 0.2%
Mixed Race 13 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 11 0.5%

Estimated Sesser Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,136
Growth 8
Growth % 0.4%

Sesser 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
US/American 28.4%
German 16.1%
English 14.8%
Irish 9.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 9%
Italian 8.2%
Polish 4.4%
Scotch-Irish 2.4%
Dutch 1.6%
Lithuanian 1%
Scottish 1%
French (except Basque) 0.9%
Croatian 0.6%
Swedish 0.5%
African 0.4%
Welsh 0.4%
European 0.3%
Danish 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Goode (62884)

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)
Sesser 2,128 $33,203
Buckner 479 $29,167
Christopher 2,836 $34,342
Ina 2,455 $32,500
Nason 234 $34,375
Valier 662 $43,056
Waltonville 422 $32,750

Sesser Public Libraries

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Sesser, Illinois
(618) 625-6566

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Sesser High Schools (2004)

4626 ST HWY 154
Serves 207 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.8

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