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Overview

Introduction to Glen Carbon, Illinois

Glen Carbon, Illinois, in Madison county, is 18 miles NE of St. Louis, Missouri . The village is in the Saint Louis metropolitan area.

Glen Carbon History

In 1801 Colonel Samuel Judy received a military grant for 100 acres of land on a plot just north of Judy's Creek. Judy became the first permanent settler of Madison County. The land was originally known as Goshen Settlement after the biblical land of Goshen. Glen Carbon was incorporated in 1892.

Glen Carbon and nearby Attractions

  • Lake Hillcrest
  • Miner Park
  • Glenn Carbon Historic Preservation Commission
  • Saint Thomas Episcopal Church
  • Sunset Hills Memorial Estates Cemetery

Things To Do In Glen Carbon

The lakes in the area, Hillcrest and Lakewood, provide boating and fishing facilities. Miner Park also has an abundance of greenery and a peaceful atmosphere.

Glen Carbon Transportation

St. Louis Regional Airport is the nearest major airport.

Glen Carbon Higher Education

Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, Lewis and Clark Community College and Saint Louis University provide higher education to the people of Glen Carbon.

Demographics

People

Total Population12,782
Male Share of the Population47.5%
Female Share of the Population52.5%
Senior Citizens16.7%
Employed Population 16+6,281
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married57.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher52.1%
Median Earnings25+$48,707
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$34,383

Wealth

Median Family Income$102,229
% Above Poverty Level94.7%
% Below Poverty Level5.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home4%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.8%
% Using Public Transportation1.4%

Housing

People Living Alone25.3%
Median Gross Rent$897
Median House Value$202,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)21.8%
Irish12.9%
English12.8%
Italian3.8%
Polish3.6%
Scottish3.1%
French Except Basque3.1%
Swedish1.5%
Czech1.5%
Welsh1.3%
Norwegian0.8%
African0.8%
Croatian0.8%
Turkish0.7%
Dutch0.7%
Swiss0.7%
West Indian0.6%
Lithuanian0.6%
Arab0.6%
Serbian0.5%
Greek0.5%
Palestinian0.4%
Bulgarian0.4%
US/American0.4%
Romanian0.4%
Portuguese0.3%
Lebanese0.2%
Ethiopian0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Russian0.2%
German0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Austrian0.1%
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Glen Carbon Almanac

CategoryValue
County Madison County
Standard Zip Codes62034
Phone Area Codes618
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude38.76
Approximate Longitude-89.97

Glen Carbon 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
Distance10.2 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
StationST LOUIS SCIENCE CTR
Distance17.3 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
StationBELLEVILLE SIU RESEARCH
Distance17.6 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Collinsville24,855$63,643
Edwardsville25,044$96,362
Maryville7,837$107,975
Pontoon Beach5,753$64,857

Glen Carbon Public Libraries

Glen Carbon Centennial Library District
198 SOUTH MAIN STREET
Glen Carbon, Illinois
(618) 288-1212

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Glen Carbon Public Schools

Albert Cassens Elementary
1014 Glen Crossing Rd
ZIP: 62034
(618) 655-6150
Primary
Total Enrollment 536
Glen Carbon Elem School
141 Birger Ave
ZIP: 62034
(618) 692-7460
Primary
Total Enrollment 399
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