Introduction to Jerseyville, Illinois

Jerseyville, Illinois, in Jersey county, is 22 miles N of Florissant, Missouri and 34 miles N of St. Louis, Missouri. The city is included in the Saint Louis metropolitan area.

Jerseyville History

In 1827, James Faulkner built the Little Red House, which had the first stagecoach station, bank and school in the area. Settlements slowly grew in this area, and by 1834 it came to be known as Hickory Grove. This area was platted by two immigrants from New Jersey, and merchants and businessmen steadily arrived from the region. Jerseyville was selected in honor of the settlers from New Jersey.

Jerseyville and nearby Attractions

  • Alton Museum of History and Art
  • Cahokia Mounds
  • Beaver Dam State Park
  • Mississippi River State Fish and Wildlife Area
  • Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary

Things To Do In Jerseyville

The Alton Museum of History and Art may interest those hoping to learn more about the area’s history. Other museums in this area include the Bethalto Historical Museum and the Calhoun County Historical Museum. The Pere Marquette State Park offers horseback riding, boating, hiking, fishing and biking opportunities. The Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary and the Butterfly House and Education Center are nearby as well.

Jerseyville Transportation

Lambert-St Louis International is the nearest major airport.

Jerseyville Higher Education

Lewis and Clarke Community College, Saint Louis Community College, the University of Missouri and Principia College are some of the nearby colleges and universities.


Total Population 8,583
Male Share of the Population 46%
Female Share of the Population 54%
Senior Citizens 20.3%
Employed Population 16+ 3,952
Age of the Population 41


% of people married 54.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 16.4%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $56,691
% Above Poverty Level 93.6%
% Below Poverty Level 6.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 3.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.5%
% Using Public Transportation 0.2%


People Living Alone 25.9%
Median Gross Rent $679
Median House Value $111,100


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 13.1%
US/American 0%
English 7.7%
Irish 18.4%

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

Jerseyville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 22 miles N of Florissant, Missouri (center to center)
Nearest Large City 34 miles N of St. Louis, Missouri
County Jersey
Metro Area Saint Louis
Standard Zip Codes 62037, 62052
Phone Area Codes 618
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.12
Longitude -90.328

Jerseyville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 1.8 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 35 F
Apr Temp 42 to 64 F
Jul Temp 66 to 88 F
Oct Temp 43 to 68 F
Annual Precip 38.3 inches
Distance 23.1 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
Distance 25.7 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 38 F
Apr Temp 47 to 67 F
Jul Temp 71 to 90 F
Oct Temp 48 to 68 F
Annual Precip 38.7 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Delhi (62052)

Jersey (62052)

McClusky (62052)

New Delhi (62052)

Otter Creek (62052)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Elsah 739 $63,125
Fidelity 133 $21,250
Fieldon 198 $58,125

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

Jerseyville Public Libraries

Jerseyville P.l.
Jerseyville, Illinois
(618) 498-9514
Library Web Site

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Jerseyville Hospitals

(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
(618) 498-6402
Emergency Service: Yes

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Jerseyville High Schools

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Serves 1,047 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.2

A Non-traditional School
Serves 16 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16

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