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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.

People

Total Population 17,014
Male Share of the Population 47.3%
Female Share of the Population 52.7%
Senior Citizens 16.9%
Employed Population 16+ 8,820
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 49.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 31.8%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $71,936
% Above Poverty Level 90.4%
% Below Poverty Level 9.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.3%
% Using Public Transportation 2.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 32.5%
Median Gross Rent $972
Median House Value $122,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 40.6%
US/American 0.3%
English 7.6%
Irish 11.3%

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

Fairview Heights Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 15 miles E of St. Louis, Missouri
County St Clair
Metro Area Saint Louis
Standard Zip Codes 62208, 62232
Phone Area Codes 618
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.588
Longitude -89.99

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)

Station BELLEVILLE SIU RESEARCH
Distance 9.1 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 ST LOUIS SCIENCE CTR
Distance 15.3 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 38 F
Apr Temp 47 to 66 F
Jul Temp 71 to 91 F
Oct Temp 49 to 69 F
Annual Precip 38.8 inches
Station ALTON MELVIN PRICE L&D
Distance 18 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Hollywood Heights (62232)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Belleville 42,898 $60,776
Caseyville 4,103 $57,596
Collinsville 25,025 $62,386

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

Fairview Heights Public Libraries

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