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Overview

Introduction to Godfrey, Illinois

Godfrey, Illinois, in Madison county, is 13 miles NE of Florissant, Missouri and 23 miles N of St. Louis, Missouri. The village is part of the Saint Louis metropolitan statistical area.

Godfrey History

The first known settlers of this village were Rev. Jacob Lurton and his wife Sarah, who settled here in 1817. The village, however, was named after Captain Benjamin Godfrey, who arrived in 1832 from New England. Benjamin Godfrey played a substantial role in the development of the village, including building a college for women. Godfrey was officially incorporated as a village in 1991.

Godfrey and nearby Attractions

  • Alton Museum of History and Art
  • Beverly Farm Park
  • Rolling Hills Golf Club
  • Godfrey Pond
  • Piasa Harbor
  • Clifton Terrace Park

Things To Do In Godfrey

The most anticipated festivals of Godfrey are organized in the months of September and October. These are the Corn Festival and the Heritage Days Festival. Further, the area has many other recreational options, including well maintained parks with a variety of amenities.

Godfrey Transportation

St. Louis Regional Airport is the nearest major airport.

Godfrey Higher Education

The local educational institution is the Lewis and Clark Community College. Other options for higher studies in the area include the Saint Louis Community College and the University of Missouri.

Demographics

People

Total Population17,733
Male Share of the Population48.2%
Female Share of the Population51.8%
Senior Citizens21.5%
Employed Population 16+8,348
Age of the Population46

Families

% of people married56.6%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher29.6%
Median Earnings25+$49,901
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$36,176
Median Earnings With High School Degree$32,276

Wealth

Median Family Income$84,782
% Above Poverty Level94.1%
% Below Poverty Level5.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home3.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.3%
% Using Public Transportation2.5%

Housing

People Living Alone27.4%
Median Gross Rent$888
Median House Value$140,900

Ancestry

German35.4%
Irish16.4%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)15.3%
English11.3%
Italian4.9%
French Except Basque2.5%
Scottish2.2%
Polish2.1%
Dutch1.7%
Swedish1.5%
Norwegian1.4%
Welsh1.1%
Austrian0.6%
Canadian0.4%
Russian0.4%
Swiss0.3%
African0.3%
Greek0.2%
Turkish0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
West Indian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
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Godfrey Almanac

CategoryValue
County Madison County
Standard Zip Codes62035
Phone Area Codes618
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude38.96
Approximate Longitude-90.18

Godfrey 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
Distance9.8 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 CHARLES ELM POINT
Distance20.2 miles
Jan Temp19 to 38 F
Apr Temp43 to 66 F
Jul Temp67 to 89 F
Oct Temp44 to 69 F
Annual Precip40.1 inches
StationST CHARLES 7 SSW
Distance25.9 miles
Jan Temp17 to 38 F
Apr Temp43 to 66 F
Jul Temp67 to 89 F
Oct Temp43 to 69 F
Annual Precip38 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Alton27,037$46,975
Bethalto9,343$72,523
Brighton2,167$64,250
East Alton6,158$48,644
Elsah715$102,500

Godfrey Public Schools

Early Childhood
6008 Godfrey Rd
ZIP: 62035
(618) 463-2166
Primary
Total Enrollment 251
Gilson Brown Elem School
1613 W Delmar Ave
ZIP: 62035
(618) 463-2175
Primary
Total Enrollment 293
Lewis & Clark Elem School
6800 Humbert Rd
ZIP: 62035
(618) 463-2177
Primary
Total Enrollment 291
North Elementary School
5600 Godfrey Rd
ZIP: 62035
(618) 463-2171
Primary
Total Enrollment 543

Godfrey Private Schools

Evangelical School
1212 W Homer M Adams Pkwy
ZIP: 62035
Elementary
Total Enrollment 381
Montessori Children's House
5800 Godfrey Rd
ZIP: 62035
Elementary
Total Enrollment 44
St Ambrose Catholic School
822 W Homer Adams Pkwy
ZIP: 62035
Elementary
Total Enrollment 203
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