Overview

Introduction to Edwardsville, Illinois

Edwardsville, Illinois, in Madison county, is 20 miles E of Florissant, Missouri (center to center) and 21 miles NE of St. Louis, Missouri. The people of the city are in the Saint Louis metropolitan area.

Edwardsville History

Edwardsville, the third oldest city of Illinois, was first settled in 1805. Thomas Kirkpatrick was the first settler of the area. He named the area after Ninian Edwards, who was the territorial governor of Illinois. It was originally incorporated in 1818. N.O. Nelson, an industrialist, came to Edwardsville in 1890 to locate a site for his plumbing manufacturing company. He created a model "utopian" village called Leclaire in this area.

Edwardsvilley and nearby Attractions

  • The Children's Museum in Edwardsville
  • Madison County Historical Society Museum
  • Frank Holten State Recreation Area
  • Horseshoe Lake State Fish & Wildlife Area - Madison
  • World Aquarium
  • St Louis Zoo

Things To Do In Edwardsville

Edwardsville is a vibrant city that boasts of several beautiful lakes and parks. The local parks include Glik Park, Leclaire Park, Hoppe Park, City Park, Lusk Park, and Edwardsville Township Park. The Children's Museum of Edwardsville, located in the former Leclaire Academy, is also worth visiting. Biking can be enjoyed at the scenic MCT Trails. You can also plan a day trip to the Watershed Nature Center. The SIUE Campus offers rolling hills, several fields, and acres of forests.

Edwardsville Transportation

St Louis Regional Airport is nearby.

Edwardsville Higher Education

Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville and Alvareitas College of Cosmetology are the local institutes of higher education.

Demographics

People

Total Population24,823
Male Share of the Population48.7%
Female Share of the Population51.3%
Senior Citizens11.2%
Employed Population 16+12,268
Age of the Population30

Families

% of people married41.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher52.1%
Median Earnings25+$50,821
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$23,967

Wealth

Median Family Income$100,618
% Above Poverty Level88%
% Below Poverty Level12%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home6.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.9%
% Using Public Transportation2%

Housing

People Living Alone24.8%
Median Gross Rent$927
Median House Value$202,500

Ancestry

German31.3%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)19.1%
English11.4%
Irish11.2%
Italian4.4%
Polish3.6%
French Except Basque3.4%
Scottish2.5%
Norwegian2.1%
Dutch1.8%
Welsh1.3%
African0.9%
Swedish0.7%
Greek0.7%
Iranian0.6%
Swiss0.6%
Turkish0.6%
Hungarian0.5%
Lithuanian0.4%
Arab0.4%
Croatian0.4%
Czech0.4%
Danishn0.4%
Moroccan0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
Russian0.3%
Austrian0.3%
US/American0.2%
Brazilian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Albanian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Kenyan0.1%
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Edwardsville Almanac

CategoryValue
County Madison County
Standard Zip Codes62025
Company Zip Codes62026
Phone Area Codes618
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude38.8
Approximate Longitude-89.96

Edwardsville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationALTON MELVIN PRICE L&D
Distance10.6 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
StationBELLEVILLE SIU RESEARCH
Distance21.1 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
StationJERSEYVILLE 2 SW
Distance29.2 miles
Jan Temp17 to 35 F
Apr Temp42 to 64 F
Jul Temp66 to 88 F
Oct Temp43 to 68 F
Annual Precip38.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Glen Carbon12,776$106,045
Hartford1,646$50,492
Maryville7,844$105,463
Roxana1,704$50,000
South Roxana2,232$41,739
Troy10,208$84,951

Edwardsville Public Libraries

Edwardsville Public Library
112 SOUTH KANSAS STREET
Edwardsville, Illinois
(618) 692-7556

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Edwardsville Public Schools

Columbus Elem School
315 N Kansas St
ZIP: 62025
(618) 656-5167
Primary
Total Enrollment 326
District 7 Alternative School
6148 Center Grove Rd
ZIP: 62025
(618) 692-7466
High
Total Enrollment 71
Edwardsville High School
6161 Center Grove Rd
ZIP: 62025
(618) 656-7100
High
Total Enrollment 2355
Goshen Elementary
101 District Dr
ZIP: 62025
(618) 655-6250
Primary
Total Enrollment 388
Leclaire Elem School
801 Franklin Ave
ZIP: 62025
(618) 656-3825
Primary
Total Enrollment 375
Liberty Middle School
1 District Dr
ZIP: 62025
(618) 655-6800
Middle
Total Enrollment 940
Lincoln Middle School
145 West St
ZIP: 62025
(618) 656-0485
Middle
Total Enrollment 833
N O Nelson Elem School
1225 W High St
ZIP: 62025
(618) 656-8480
Primary
Total Enrollment 301
Woodland Elementary School
59 S State Route 157
ZIP: 62025
(618) 692-8791
Primary
Total Enrollment 480

Edwardsville Private Schools

Lahr-well Academy
903 N 2nd St
ZIP: 62025
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 28
Metro-east Lutheran High School
6305 Center Grove Rd
ZIP: 62025
Secondary
Total Enrollment 211
St Boniface Catholic School
128 N Buchanan St
ZIP: 62025
Elementary
Total Enrollment 202
St Marys School
1802 Madison Ave
ZIP: 62025
Elementary
Total Enrollment 159
Trinity Lutheran School
600 Water St
ZIP: 62025
Elementary
Total Enrollment 148
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