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Overview

Introduction to Cahokia, Illinois

Cahokia, Illinois, in St Clair county, is 6 miles SE of St. Louis, Missouri. The village is in the Saint Louis area.

Cahokia History

The Native American tribes were the original inhabitants of the present day village of Cahokia. The history of the village can be traced back to the later part of 1696, when Father Pinet tried to convert the Tamaroa and Cahokian Indians to Christianity. Cahokia became a large French colonial town during the next 100 years. In 1778, a court was set up in Cahokia by George Rogers Clark. On July 5, 1778, Cahokia was officially incorporated. Later on, it became the county seat of St. Clair County.

Cahokia and nearby Attractions

  • Cahokia Mounds State Historic Park
  • World Aquarium
  • Black World History Museum
  • St Louis Zoo
  • Frank Holten State Recreation Area
  • Missouri Botanical Garden

Things To Do In Cahokia

While in Cahokia, you can visit the Cahokia Mounds State Historic Park, Old Cahokia Courthouse, and the Cahokia Public Library and explore the history of the village. Cahokia also offers an 18-hole municipal golf course. The City Museum, World Aquarium, and Missouri Botanical Garden are also close to the village. You can reach the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis and the Magic House of St. Louis Children's Museum within a few minutes.

Cahokia Transportation

Lambert - St Louis International Airport is the nearest airport.

Cahokia Higher Education

Saint Louis University - main campus, Webster University, and Saint Louis Community College - Forest Park are nearby.

Demographics

People

Total Population14,574
Male Share of the Population46.4%
Female Share of the Population53.6%
Senior Citizens10.3%
Employed Population 16+4,923
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married29.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher7.6%
Median Earnings25+$26,454
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,881
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,058

Wealth

Median Family Income$31,397
% Above Poverty Level65.5%
% Below Poverty Level34.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home1.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.1%
% Using Public Transportation6%

Housing

People Living Alone30.8%
Median Gross Rent$836
Median House Value$50,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)65.2%
Irish6.7%
German6.5%
English1.7%
Polish1.4%
Dutch1.4%
French Except Basque1.4%
African0.8%
Italian0.6%
Danishn0.3%
Swedish0.2%
Russian0.2%
Ghanaian0.1%
Scottish0.1%
Greek0.1%
Czech0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
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Cahokia Almanac

CategoryValue
County St. Clair County
Standard Zip Codes62206
Phone Area Codes618
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude38.57
Approximate Longitude-90.17

Cahokia Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationCAHOKIA
Distance0.6 miles
Jan Temp20 to 38 F
Apr Temp46 to 67 F
Jul Temp68 to 89 F
Oct Temp47 to 69 F
Annual Precip40.3 inches
StationST LOUIS SCIENCE CTR
Distance6 miles
Jan Temp21 to 38 F
Apr Temp47 to 66 F
Jul Temp71 to 91 F
Oct Temp49 to 69 F
Annual Precip38.8 inches
StationST LOUIS INTL AP
Distance15.6 miles
Jan Temp21 to 38 F
Apr Temp47 to 67 F
Jul Temp71 to 90 F
Oct Temp48 to 68 F
Annual Precip38.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Alorton1,908$16,500
Centreville5,127$21,313
Dupo3,966$59,732
East Carondelet523$47,083
East St. Louis26,731$23,433

Cahokia Public Libraries

Cahokia Public Library District
140 CAHOKIA PARK DRIVE
Cahokia, Illinois
(618) 332-1491

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Cahokia Public Schools

7th Grade Academy
1900 Mousette Ln
ZIP: 62206
(618) 332-5901
Middle
Total Enrollment 209
8th Grade Academy
1900 Mousette Ln
ZIP: 62206
(618) 332-4705
Other
Total Enrollment 208
Cahokia High School
800 Range Ln
ZIP: 62206
(618) 332-3730
High
Total Enrollment 977
Elizabeth Morris Elem School
1500 Andrews Dr
ZIP: 62206
(618) 332-3718
Primary
Total Enrollment 241
Estelle Sauget School Of Choice
1700 Jerome Ln
ZIP: 62206
(618) 332-4741
Primary
Total Enrollment 323
Huffman Elem School
600 Saint Robert Dr
ZIP: 62206
(618) 332-3720
Primary
Total Enrollment 349
Maplewood Elem School
600 Jerome Ln
ZIP: 62206
(618) 332-3709
Primary
Total Enrollment 292
Oliver Parks 6th Grade School
1900 Mousette Ln
ZIP: 62206
(618) 332-5994
Middle
Total Enrollment 213
Penniman Elem School
1820 Jerome Ln
ZIP: 62206
(618) 332-1915
Primary
Total Enrollment 408
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