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Overview

Introduction to Carlinville, Illinois

Carlinville, Illinois, in Macoupin county, is 38 miles S of Springfield, Illinois and 49 miles NE of St. Louis, Missouri.

Carlinville History

Carlinville was the site of a number of important historical events in Illinois. The city developed as railroads were established in the wake of visits by numerous politicians campaigning for the American presidency. The historic courthouse was built by Elijah E. Myers, the architect of the State Capitol building. The neighborhood was constructed as a residential area for mineworkers. The town was also the site of Charles Robertson’s nature study, which led to the discovery of over 100 new species of bees and wasps.

Carlinville and nearby Attractions

  • Macoupin County Historical Society Museum
  • Beaver Dam State Park
  • Lincoln Tomb
  • Gimas Guitar Museum
  • Stuart Park

Things To Do In Carlinville

The Knight’s Caribbean Water Adventure and the Raging Rivers Water Park are popular places for children. The Beaver Dam State Park and Stuart Park offer various outdoor recreation facilities. The Gimas Guitar Museum is also a popular local attraction. Local golfers can enjoy a round at the Terry Park Golf Course. The Fall Festival, the Spring Festival and the Macoupin County Fair are some of the local festivals.

Carlinville Transportation

Flights are available from Lambert-St. Louis International Airport.

Carlinville Higher Education

Blackburn College is the local college. Other nearby colleges and universities include the Lewis and Clark Community College, the Lincoln Land Community College and the University of Illinois at Springfield.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,327
Male Share of the Population47.3%
Female Share of the Population52.7%
Senior Citizens19.4%
Employed Population 16+2,319
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married43.2%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher25.1%
Median Earnings25+$35,340
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,859

Wealth

Median Family Income$62,255
% Above Poverty Level81.1%
% Below Poverty Level18.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time15 minutes
% Working from Home7%
% Walking and Biking to Work12.3%
% Using Public Transportation0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone34.7%
Median Gross Rent$647
Median House Value$89,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)19.7%
Irish14.2%
English11.6%
Italian6.6%
Scottish2.5%
Welsh2.1%
Polish1.9%
Dutch1.8%
French Except Basque1.5%
German0.6%
Croatian0.6%
Swedish0.3%
Czech0.3%
Finnish0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Hungarian0.1%
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Carlinville Almanac

CategoryValue
County Macoupin County
Standard Zip Codes62626
Phone Area Codes217
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude39.28
Approximate Longitude-89.88

Carlinville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationCARLINVILLE
Distance0.3 miles
Jan Temp17 to 35 F
Apr Temp43 to 65 F
Jul Temp67 to 87 F
Oct Temp45 to 68 F
Annual Precip38.5 inches
StationVIRDEN
Distance16.4 miles
Jan Temp18 to 35 F
Apr Temp44 to 66 F
Jul Temp66 to 88 F
Oct Temp45 to 68 F
Annual Precip37 inches
StationMORRISONVILLE
Distance24.1 miles
Jan Temp16 to 32 F
Apr Temp41 to 63 F
Jul Temp65 to 86 F
Oct Temp42 to 67 F
Annual Precip35 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Chesterfield317$70,250
East Gillespie229$63,125
Gillespie3,183$48,990
Hettick125$66,250
Nilwood234$50,000

Carlinville Public Libraries

Carlinville Public Library
510 NORTH BROAD STREET
Carlinville, Illinois
(217) 854-3505

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Carlinville Hospitals

Carlinville Area Hospital
(Non-profit)
20733 N Broad Street
(217) 854-3141

Carlinville Public Schools

Carlinville High School
829 W Main St
ZIP: 62626
(217) 854-3104
High
Total Enrollment 419
Carlinville Intermediate School
450 W Buchanan St
ZIP: 62626
(217) 854-9523
Middle
Total Enrollment 287
Carlinville Middle School
110 Illinois Ave
ZIP: 62626
(217) 854-3106
Middle
Total Enrollment 347
Carlinville Primary School
18456 Shipman Rd
ZIP: 62626
(217) 854-9849
Primary
Total Enrollment 411
Roe Adult Learning Ctr Macoupin
18400 Shipman Rd
ZIP: 62626
(217) 854-9542
High
Roe Safe Sch Macoupin
506 N High St
ZIP: 62626
(217) 854-9542
Other
Total Enrollment 37
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