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Overview

Introduction to Collinsville, Illinois

Collinsville, Illinois, in Madison county, is 16 miles E of St. Louis, Missouri. The city is conveniently located inside the Saint Louis metropolitan area.

Collinsville History

John Cook of Shepherdstown was the first permanent settler of Collinsville. He arrived in the city in 1810. The three Collins brothers settled in the area in 1817. In fact, the city was named after William Collins, one of the three brothers. The area was originally known as Unionville. The name was changed to Collinsville because there was another place by the name of Unionville in Illinois. Collinsville was incorporated in 1872 as a city. John Becker became the first elected Mayor of Collinsville. The City Hall was built in 1885.

Collinsville and Nearby Attractions

  • Collinsville Historical Museum
  • Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site
  • Horseshoe Lake State Fish & Wildlife Area - Madison
  • Frank Holten State Recreation Area
  • World Aquarium
  • St Louis Zoo

Things To Do in Collinsville

The city of Collinsville offers a number of recreational facilities. You can visit the Cahokia Mounds State Historic and World Heritage site that features 65 manmade earthen mounds. Fairmount Park, Woodland City Park, and Glidden City Park are also nearby. The Splash City Family Waterpark offers a number of water rides including the FlowRider, two 150 feet long water slides, Monsoon Mountain, kiddy pools, and a lazy river. Golfing can be enjoyed at the Arlington Greens Golf Course.

Collinsville Transportation

The closest airport is St Louis Regional Airport.

Collinsville Higher Education

The nearby colleges and universities are Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville, Saint Louis University - Main Campus, and Southwestern Illinois College.

Demographics

People

Total Population24,855
Male Share of the Population50.3%
Female Share of the Population49.7%
Senior Citizens13.1%
Employed Population 16+12,406
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married48.7%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher27.4%
Median Earnings25+$37,410
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$26,364
Median Earnings With High School Degree$24,533

Wealth

Median Family Income$63,643
% Above Poverty Level88.8%
% Below Poverty Level11.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home5.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.4%
% Using Public Transportation1.5%

Housing

People Living Alone30.2%
Median Gross Rent$815
Median House Value$128,600

Ancestry

German29.3%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)22.3%
Irish13%
Italian9.7%
English7.8%
Polish3.7%
French Except Basque3.5%
Scottish2%
Lithuanian1.9%
Dutch1.7%
Arab1%
Hungarian0.9%
Swedish0.9%
Palestinian0.8%
Czech0.8%
Croatian0.6%
Welsh0.6%
Swiss0.5%
Greek0.5%
Slovak0.3%
Danishn0.2%
African0.2%
Russian0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Austrian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
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Collinsville Almanac

CategoryValue
County Madison County
Standard Zip Codes62234
Phone Area Codes618
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude38.67
Approximate Longitude-89.99

Collinsville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationBELLEVILLE SIU RESEARCH
Distance12.9 miles
Jan Temp22 to 40 F
Apr Temp45 to 68 F
Jul Temp67 to 90 F
Oct Temp45 to 71 F
Annual Precip39.3 inches
StationALTON MELVIN PRICE L&D
Distance13.5 miles
Jan Temp19 to 36 F
Apr Temp45 to 64 F
Jul Temp69 to 88 F
Oct Temp46 to 68 F
Annual Precip38.5 inches
StationST LOUIS INTL AP
Distance21.4 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
Caseyville4,263$63,723
Fairview Heights16,793$74,466
Glen Carbon12,782$102,229
Maryville7,837$107,975

Collinsville Public Libraries

Mississippi Valley Library District
408 WEST MAIN STREET
Collinsville, Illinois
(618) 344-1112

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Collinsville Public Schools

Collinsville High School
2201 S Morrison Ave
ZIP: 62234
(618) 346-6320
High
Total Enrollment 1932
Collinsville Middle School
9649 Collinsville Rd
ZIP: 62234
(618) 343-2100
Middle
Total Enrollment 971
Dorris Intermediate Sch
1841 Vandalia St
ZIP: 62234
(618) 346-6311
Middle
Total Enrollment 952
Jefferson Elem School
152 Boskydells Dr
ZIP: 62234
(618) 346-6212
Primary
Total Enrollment 122
John A Renfro Elementary School
311 Camelot Dr
ZIP: 62234
(618) 346-6266
Primary
Total Enrollment 581
Kreitner Elem School
9000 College St
ZIP: 62234
(618) 346-6213
Primary
Total Enrollment 395
Summit Elementary School
408 Willoughby Ln
ZIP: 62234
(618) 346-6221
Primary
Total Enrollment 113
Twin Echo Elem School
1937 S Morrison Ave
ZIP: 62234
(618) 346-6228
Primary
Total Enrollment 217
Webster Elementary School
108 W Church St
ZIP: 62234
(618) 346-6301
Primary
Total Enrollment 410

Collinsville Private Schools

Collinsville Christian Academy
1203 Vandalia St
ZIP: 62234
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 99
Good Shepherd Lutheran School
1300 Belt Line Rd
ZIP: 62234
Elementary
Total Enrollment 324
Holy Cross Lutheran School
304 South St
ZIP: 62234
Elementary
Total Enrollment 118
Ss Peter & Paul School
210 N Morrison Ave
ZIP: 62234
Elementary
Total Enrollment 196
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