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Overview

Introduction to Herrin, Illinois

Herrin, Illinois, in Williamson county, is 81 miles W of Evansville, Indiana and 88 miles SE of St. Louis, Missouri.

Herrin History

Herrin has been a homeland for various farmers and miners since the 1800s. The area was developed quite rapidly in order to meet the growing demands of the settlers. It was finally incorporated in 1900 and has since grown into a community of diverse industries and businesses.

Herrin and nearby Attractions

  • Herrin City Hall
  • Harrison House
  • Herrin City Library
  • Adams Street Baptist Church
  • Herrin Cemetery

Things To Do In Herrin

Herrin City Hall is the administrative center of the city, and a must-see spot for tourists. Harrison House is famous for its cultural events and facilities.

Herrin Transportation

Williamson County Regional Airport, located nearby, provides air transportation facilities.

Herrin Higher Education

Southern Illinois University-Carbondale and John A. Logan College provide opportunities for higher education to the citizens of Herrin.

Demographics

People

Total Population12,886
Male Share of the Population45.8%
Female Share of the Population54.2%
Senior Citizens16.7%
Employed Population 16+5,286
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married44.4%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher22.3%
Median Earnings25+$32,736
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$17,419
Median Earnings With High School Degree$21,717

Wealth

Median Family Income$53,117
% Above Poverty Level83.9%
% Below Poverty Level16.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home6%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.4%
% Using Public Transportation0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone31.2%
Median Gross Rent$633
Median House Value$85,500

Ancestry

German19.8%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)18%
Irish13.6%
English12.6%
Italian9.7%
Polish2.6%
Scottish2.3%
French Except Basque1.8%
Dutch1.6%
Canadian1.5%
Swedish1.5%
Welsh0.6%
Greek0.6%
Arab0.5%
Syrian0.4%
Norwegian0.3%
Austrian0.2%
Russian0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Swiss0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Finnish0.1%
African0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
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Herrin Almanac

CategoryValue
County Williamson County
Standard Zip Codes62948
Phone Area Codes618
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude37.8
Approximate Longitude-89.03

Herrin Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationMARION 4 NNE
Distance7.4 miles
Jan Temp19 to 38 F
Apr Temp42 to 66 F
Jul Temp65 to 87 F
Oct Temp43 to 68 F
Annual Precip46.9 inches
StationCARBONDALE SEWAGE PLANT
Distance8.4 miles
Jan Temp21 to 39 F
Apr Temp42 to 66 F
Jul Temp66 to 88 F
Oct Temp43 to 69 F
Annual Precip45.8 inches
StationDU QUOIN 4 SE
Distance15.6 miles
Jan Temp22 to 40 F
Apr Temp45 to 68 F
Jul Temp68 to 90 F
Oct Temp45 to 71 F
Annual Precip44.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Cambria1,228$56,250
Carterville5,785$71,802
Colp250$42,500
Crainville1,618$73,500
Energy1,152$61,023
Freeman Spur250$63,125

Herrin Public Libraries

Herrin City Library
120 NORTH 13TH STREET
Herrin, Illinois
(618) 942-6109

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Herrin Hospitals

Herrin Hospital
(Non-profit)
201 S 14th St
(618) 942-2171

Herrin Public Schools

Herrin C U S D 4 Elem School
5200 Herrin Rd
ZIP: 62948
(618) 942-2744
Primary
Total Enrollment 697
Herrin High School
700 N 10th St
ZIP: 62948
(618) 942-6606
High
Total Enrollment 735
Herrin Middle School
700 S 14th St
ZIP: 62948
(618) 942-7461
Middle
Total Enrollment 567
North Side Primary Center
601 N 17th St
ZIP: 62948
(618) 942-5418
Primary
Total Enrollment 523

Herrin Private Schools

Our Lady Of Mt Carmel School
300 W Monroe St
ZIP: 62948
Elementary
Total Enrollment 282
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