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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population25,044
Male Share of the Population47.9%
Female Share of the Population52.1%
Senior Citizens11.5%
Employed Population 16+11,950
Age of the Population30

Families

% of people married42.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher49.6%
Median Earnings25+$48,321
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,474

Wealth

Median Family Income$96,362
% Above Poverty Level86.3%
% Below Poverty Level13.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home5.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.1%
% Using Public Transportation2%

Housing

People Living Alone25.1%
Median Gross Rent$929
Median House Value$194,300

Ancestry

German31.1%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)18.3%
Irish13.3%
English11.6%
Italian5.2%
French Except Basque3.6%
Polish3.5%
Norwegian2.1%
Scottish1.9%
Dutch1.5%
Welsh0.9%
African0.8%
Swedish0.7%
Greek0.7%
Swiss0.6%
Iranian0.6%
Turkish0.6%
Arab0.5%
Moroccan0.4%
Ukrainian0.4%
Czech0.4%
Canadian0.4%
Danishn0.4%
US/American0.3%
Slovak0.3%
Russian0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Croatian0.2%
Nigerian0.2%
Serbian0.2%
Finnish0.1%
Kenyan0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Albanian0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
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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 Carbon12,782$102,229
Hartford1,569$49,233

Edwardsville Public Libraries

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

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Edwardsville Public Schools

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

Edwardsville Private Schools

St Marys School
1802 Madison Ave
ZIP: 62025
Elementary
Total Enrollment 159
Lahr-well Academy
903 N 2nd St
ZIP: 62025
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 28
Trinity Lutheran School
600 Water St
ZIP: 62025
Elementary
Total Enrollment 148
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
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