Steeleville, Illinois

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Steeleville, Illinois

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High Points

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

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Short Commute Times
(vs. State)
Top 11% Steeleville Short Commute Times
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 14% Steeleville Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Steeleville, Illinois

Comparing Steeleville 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
Well-Paid Single Women 8 6
Female Share of the Population 8 9
Senior Citizens 8 9
Age of the Population 7 8
Well-Paid Single Men 7 5
Racial Diversity 4 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 2
Male Share of the Population 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 5 4
Average Household Size 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 7 5
People Above Poverty 7 5
People in Middle Class or Better 7 5
College Educated Adults 4 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 9 9
Walking and Biking to Work 7 6
Public Transportation Use 6 4
Working at Home 5 5


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

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Steeleville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 54 miles SE of St. Louis, Missouri
County Randolph
Standard Zip Codes 62288
Phone Area Codes 618
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.007
Longitude -89.658

Steeleville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station SPARTA 1 W
Distance 8.2 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 38 F
Apr Temp 43 to 66 F
Jul Temp 67 to 88 F
Oct Temp 45 to 69 F
Annual Precip 42.7 inches
Distance 16 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 39 F
Apr Temp 45 to 68 F
Jul Temp 68 to 91 F
Oct Temp 46 to 71 F
Annual Precip 39.6 inches
Station DU QUOIN 4 SE
Distance 25 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
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Steeleville Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,077 100%
Male 964 46.4%
Female 1,113 53.6%
Under 18 479 23.1%
18+ 1,598 76.9%
65+ 421 20.3%
Median Age 39.8
Average Family Size 2.89
White 2,053 98.8%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 9 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.1%
Other 5 0.2%
Mixed Race 7 0.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 14 0.7%

Estimated Steeleville Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,058
Growth -19
Growth % -0.9%

Steeleville 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
German 57.5%
US/American 9.3%
English 7.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.9%
Irish 5.9%
French (except Basque) 5.7%
Scotch-Irish 2.3%
Italian 1.9%
Polish 1.6%
European 0.7%
British 0.7%
Czechoslovakian 0.5%
Scottish 0.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Welge (62288)
Wine Hill (62288)

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)
Steeleville 2,077 $45,909
Campbell Hill 333 $48,750
Chester 5,185 $49,426
Cutler 543 $32,292
Percy 942 $35,956
Sparta 4,486 $41,908
Willisville 694 $35,667

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Steeleville High Schools (2004)

Serves 146 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.3

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