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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.

People

Total Population 24,896
Male Share of the Population 48.4%
Female Share of the Population 51.6%
Senior Citizens 11.8%
Employed Population 16+ 12,090
Age of the Population 30

Families

% of people married 44.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 53.7%
Median Earnings25+ $46,590
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $71,875
Median Earnings With High School Degree $28,210

Wealth

Median Family Income $93,054
% Above Poverty Level 87.6%
% Below Poverty Level 12.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 5.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.4%
% Using Public Transportation 2%

Housing

People Living Alone 24.9%
Median Gross Rent $944
Median House Value $187,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 19.2%
US/American 0.3%
English 12.3%
Irish 13.2%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Edwardsville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 20 miles E of Florissant, Missouri (center to center)
Nearest Large City 21 miles NE of St. Louis, Missouri
County Madison
Metro Area Saint Louis
Standard Zip Codes 62025
Company Zip Codes 62026
Phone Area Codes 618
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.811
Longitude -89.953

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)

Station ALTON MELVIN PRICE L&D
Distance 10.6 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 36 F
Apr Temp 45 to 64 F
Jul Temp 69 to 88 F
Oct Temp 46 to 68 F
Annual Precip 38.5 inches
Station BELLEVILLE SIU RESEARCH
Distance 21.1 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 40 F
Apr Temp 45 to 68 F
Jul Temp 67 to 90 F
Oct Temp 45 to 71 F
Annual Precip 39.3 inches
Station JERSEYVILLE 2 SW
Distance 29.2 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 35 F
Apr Temp 42 to 64 F
Jul Temp 66 to 88 F
Oct Temp 43 to 68 F
Annual Precip 38.3 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Edwardsville, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Dunlap Lake (62025)

Holiday Shores (62025)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Glen Carbon 12,882 $93,879
Hartford 1,654 $47,315

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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112 S. KANSAS
Edwardsville, Illinois
(618) 692-7556
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Edwardsville High Schools

EDWARDSVILLE HIGH SCHOOL
6161 CENTER GROVE RD
618-656-7100
Serves 2,257 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.2

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