Introduction to Shiloh, Illinois

Shiloh, Illinois, in St Clair county, is 21 miles E of St. Louis, Missouri. Part of the surrounding Saint Louis metro area, Shiloh is home to some 7,643 residents.

Shiloh History

St. Clair County was the first county to be established in the state of Illinois. It was established in 1790 and named after Arthur St. Clair, the Governor of Northwest County. About two-thirds of present-day Illinois was covered in its original boundaries.

Shiloh and nearby Attractions

  • Eugene Field House and Toy Museum
  • Cahokia Mounds
  • Jefferson National Expansion Memorial
  • Pere Marquette State Park
  • Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Illinois Caverns State Natural Area

Things To Do In Shiloh

The Mississippi River State Fish & Wildlife Area, the Washington County State Recreation Area, the Frank Holten State Recreation Area and the Pyramid State Recreation Area are all located nearby. Local museums include the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, the Saint Louis Science Center, the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame, and the Carondelet Historic Center.

Shiloh Transportation

Lambert-St.Louis International Airport is nearby.

Shiloh Higher Education

Southwestern Illinois College, Washington University and Lewis and Clark Community College are some of the local colleges and universities.


Total Population 12,706
Male Share of the Population 52.4%
Female Share of the Population 47.6%
Senior Citizens 10.4%
Employed Population 16+ 6,077
Age of the Population 38


% of people married 58.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 41.3%
Median Earnings25+ $49,539
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,769
Median Earnings With High School Degree $34,940


Median Family Income $106,190
% Above Poverty Level 95.9%
% Below Poverty Level 4.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 4.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 5.7%
% Using Public Transportation 3.5%


People Living Alone 25.7%
Median Gross Rent $927
Median House Value $209,400


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 34.7%
US/American 0%
English 8.6%
Irish 12.7%

Shiloh Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 21 miles E of St. Louis, Missouri
County St Clair
Metro Area Saint Louis
Standard Zip Codes 62221, 62269
Phone Area Codes 618
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.561
Longitude -89.897

Shiloh 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 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
Distance 20.6 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 38 F
Apr Temp 47 to 66 F
Jul Temp 71 to 91 F
Oct Temp 49 to 69 F
Annual Precip 38.8 inches
Distance 20.9 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 38 F
Apr Temp 45 to 66 F
Jul Temp 68 to 89 F
Oct Temp 47 to 69 F
Annual Precip 42.1 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Rentchler (62221)

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

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Location Population Median Family Income
Belleville 43,296 $62,509
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Serves 2,150 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.1

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