St Elmo, Illinois

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St Elmo, Illinois

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High Points

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

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Affordability of Property Taxes
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Top 15% St Elmo Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of St Elmo, Illinois

Comparing St Elmo 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
Children Under 5 Years Old 9 9
Senior Citizens 8 9
Female Share of the Population 8 9
Age of the Population 5 5
Well-Paid Single Men 4 2
Male Share of the Population 3 2
Racial Diversity 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 5
Average Household Size 6 5


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

Commute & Sprawl

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 7 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 9
People Living Alone 6 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 8
Housing Recently Built 3 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 2

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St Elmo Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 56 miles S of Decatur, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 81 miles E of St. Louis, Missouri
County Fayette
Standard Zip Codes 62458
Phone Area Codes 618
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.027
Longitude -88.848

St Elmo Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 13.9 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 35 F
Apr Temp 42 to 64 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 43 to 67 F
Annual Precip 42 inches
Station FLORA 5 NW
Distance 25.8 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 38 F
Apr Temp 43 to 67 F
Jul Temp 65 to 89 F
Oct Temp 45 to 69 F
Annual Precip 42.9 inches
Distance 32.1 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 35 F
Apr Temp 43 to 65 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 45 to 68 F
Annual Precip 39.1 inches
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St Elmo Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,456 100%
Male 680 46.7%
Female 776 53.3%
Under 18 399 27.4%
18+ 1,057 72.6%
65+ 295 20.3%
Median Age 36.9
Average Family Size 3.01
White 1,440 98.9%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 5 0.3%
Mixed Race 7 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 1 0.1%

Estimated St Elmo Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,435
Growth -21
Growth % -1.4%

St Elmo 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 29.3%
German 23.8%
English 12.1%
Irish 11.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.8%
Scottish 3.9%
Scotch-Irish 1.8%
Italian 1.6%
Dutch 1.4%
French (except Basque) 1.1%
European 0.7%
Polish 0.7%
Norwegian 0.5%
African 0.3%
Swiss 0.2%
Austrian 0.2%
Welsh 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
St Elmo 1,456 $36,544
Altamont 2,283 $37,837
Beecher City 493 $33,583
Brownstown 705 $33,750
Edgewood 527 $31,875
Mason 396 $41,797
St. Peter 386 $42,321

St Elmo Public Libraries

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502 N. MAIN ST.
St Elmo, Illinois
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St Elmo High Schools (2004)

300 W. 12TH STREET
Serves 126 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.5

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