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Overview

Introduction to Fairview Heights, Illinois

Fairview Heights, Illinois, in St Clair county, is 15 miles E of St. Louis, Missouri. The city is considered part of the Saint Louis metropolitan area.

Fairview Heights History

The city of Fairview Heights was initially developed as a productive farmland. It was officially incorporated in October of 1969. The city has dramatically changed over the years, and is now a thriving community with a population of over 15,000. A two-story log cabin, which was built around 1850 by the Kinsella family, is currently a part of the Pleasant Ridge Park in the city.

Fairview Heights and nearby Attractions

  • Cahokia Mounds
  • Carondelet Historic Center
  • Saint John Church
  • Crossroads Center Mall
  • Jubaka Lake
  • Longacre Park

Things To Do In Fairview Heights

From Fairview Heights, one can visit historic sites like Our Lady of the Snows Shrine and the Cahokia Mounds. The Cahokia Mounds is the site of a 700 A.D. Indian habitation. One can also visit nearby museums like the Eugene Field House and Toy Museum, the Saint Louis Science Center, the Carondelet Historic Center and the Museum of Westward Expansion. There are also quite a few lakes and reservoirs in the area like the Jubaka Lake, the Lawrence Lake, the Swan Lake and the Weslake. Also, shopping centers like the Crossroads Center Mall and the Saint Clair Square Mall provide a host of recreational opportunities to its visitors. The Longacre Park also hosts the famous "Midwest Salute to the Arts Festival of Fine Art," where works of over 100 regional and national artists are showcased.

Fairview Heights Transportation

International flights are available from the Lambert-Saint Louis International Airport.

Fairview Heights Higher Education

Institutes providing higher educational opportunities to the residents of Fairview Heights include the Southwestern Illinois College, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, Saint Louis University-Main Campus and the Saint Louis Community College-Forest Park.

Demographics

People

Total Population16,793
Male Share of the Population46.7%
Female Share of the Population53.3%
Senior Citizens16.1%
Employed Population 16+8,820
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married48.4%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher31.8%
Median Earnings25+$37,817
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,560
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,048

Wealth

Median Family Income$74,466
% Above Poverty Level90.1%
% Below Poverty Level9.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home3.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.5%
% Using Public Transportation2.4%

Housing

People Living Alone29.9%
Median Gross Rent$996
Median House Value$121,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)38.9%
Irish10.5%
English6.6%
Italian3.9%
French Except Basque2.7%
Polish2.4%
Dutch1.2%
Welsh1%
African0.7%
Norwegian0.7%
West Indian0.6%
Lithuanian0.6%
Swiss0.5%
Scottish0.4%
Canadian0.4%
Swedish0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Danishn0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Arab0.2%
Jamaican0.2%
Palestinian0.2%
Czech0.2%
British0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Russian0.1%
German0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
US/American0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
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Fairview Heights Almanac

CategoryValue
County St. Clair County
Standard Zip Codes62208
Phone Area Codes618
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude38.59
Approximate Longitude-90

Fairview Heights 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
Distance9.1 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
StationST LOUIS SCIENCE CTR
Distance15.3 miles
Jan Temp21 to 38 F
Apr Temp47 to 66 F
Jul Temp71 to 91 F
Oct Temp49 to 69 F
Annual Precip38.8 inches
StationALTON MELVIN PRICE L&D
Distance18 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Belleville42,729$61,179
Caseyville4,263$63,723
Collinsville24,855$63,643

Fairview Heights Public Libraries

Fairview Heights Public Library
10017 BUNKUM ROAD
Fairview Heights, Illinois
(618) 489-2070

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Fairview Heights Public Schools

Grant Middle School
10110 Old Lincoln Trl
ZIP: 62208
(618) 397-2764
Middle
Total Enrollment 254
Illini Elem School
21 Circle Dr
ZIP: 62208
(618) 398-5552
Primary
Total Enrollment 376
Pontiac Jr High School
400 Ashland Ave
ZIP: 62208
(618) 233-6004
Middle
Total Enrollment 227
William Holliday Elem School
400 Joseph Dr
ZIP: 62208
(618) 233-7588
Primary
Total Enrollment 563

Fairview Heights Private Schools

Holy Trinity Catholic School
504 Fountains Pkwy
ZIP: 62208
Elementary
Total Enrollment 217
Illinois Center For Autism
548 S Ruby Ln
ZIP: 62208
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 130
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