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Overview

Introduction to Du Quoin, Illinois

Located in Perry county, Du Quoin, Illinois, is 71 miles SE of St. Louis, Missouri. There are 6,448 residents living in the city.

Du Quoin History

The city of Du Quoin was named after an Illiniwek Native American, Chief Jean Baptiste Ducoigne of the Kaskaskia. He was killed by the Shawnee tribes in 1802. The city was founded in 1853 in the area where Old Du Quoin now stands. Later, when the Illinois Central Railroad lines were placed, the residents moved westward and set up the present-day territory of Du Quoin. Currently, it is the largest city in Perry county.

Du Quoin and nearby Attractions

  • Pyramid State Recreation Area
  • Kinkaid Lake State Fish & Wildlife Area
  • Silkwood Inn Museum
  • Hundley House
  • General John A. Logan Museum
  • West Walnut Street Historic District

Things To Do In Du Quoin

The Kinkaid Lake State Fish & Wildlife Area, The Pyramid State Recreation Area, and the General John A. Logan Museum are nearby. In addition, the city holds local festivals such as the Du Quoin State Fair.

Du Quoin Transportation

The closest airport to the city is Williamson county Regional Airport.

Du Quoin Higher Education

Southern Illinois University-Carbondale Campus, John A Logan College, and Southeast Missouri State University offer courses for higher education.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,932
Male Share of the Population48.5%
Female Share of the Population51.5%
Senior Citizens19.8%
Employed Population 16+2,120
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married36.7%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher14.1%
Median Earnings25+$31,009
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$9,088
Median Earnings With High School Degree$28,326

Wealth

Median Family Income$45,893
% Above Poverty Level73.4%
% Below Poverty Level26.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home2.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.9%
% Using Public Transportation1.2%

Housing

People Living Alone39%
Median Gross Rent$500
Median House Value$65,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)26.8%
German17.4%
English11.3%
Irish8.1%
Italian5.1%
French Except Basque2.5%
Welsh2.1%
Polish1.9%
Scottish1.7%
Swedish1.6%
Dutch0.7%
Hungarian0.3%
Swiss0.2%
African0.2%
Czech0.2%
Canadian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
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Du Quoin Almanac

CategoryValue
County Perry County
Standard Zip Codes62832
Phone Area Codes618
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude38
Approximate Longitude-89.23

Du Quoin Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationDU QUOIN 4 SE
Distance2.8 miles
Jan Temp22 to 40 F
Apr Temp45 to 68 F
Jul Temp68 to 90 F
Oct Temp45 to 71 F
Annual Precip44.1 inches
StationCARBONDALE SEWAGE PLANT
Distance18.5 miles
Jan Temp21 to 39 F
Apr Temp42 to 66 F
Jul Temp66 to 88 F
Oct Temp43 to 69 F
Annual Precip45.8 inches
StationSPARTA 1 W
Distance27.2 miles
Jan Temp20 to 38 F
Apr Temp43 to 66 F
Jul Temp67 to 88 F
Oct Temp45 to 69 F
Annual Precip42.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Dowell350$38,438
Elkville1,140$49,844
Pinckneyville5,422$64,766

Du Quoin Hospitals

Marshall Browning Hospital
(Non-profit)
900 North Washington Street
(618) 542-2146

Du Quoin Public Schools

Duquoin Elementary School
845 E Jackson St
ZIP: 62832
(618) 542-2646
Primary
Total Enrollment 548
Duquoin Middle School
845 E Jackson St
ZIP: 62832
(618) 542-2646
Middle
Total Enrollment 457
Duquoin High School
500 E South St
ZIP: 62832
(618) 542-4744
High
Total Enrollment 464
Jackson/perry Project Soar Ms Taoep
120 E Spring St
ZIP: 62832
(618) 687-7290
Middle
Total Enrollment 6
Project Soar Alternative Optional Ed Program
120 E Spring St
ZIP: 62832
(618) 687-7290
High
Total Enrollment 9
Tri-county Sacred Heart School
102 E Main St
ZIP: 62832
(618) 790-2323
Primary
Total Enrollment 5
Tri-county Ward
120 E Spring St
ZIP: 62832
(618) 542-5954
Other
Total Enrollment 65

Du Quoin Private Schools

Christian Fellowship School
616 Us Route 51 S
ZIP: 62832
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 76
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