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Overview

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,502
Male Share of the Population45.2%
Female Share of the Population54.8%
Senior Citizens20.5%
Employed Population 16+3,671
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married51.4%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher16.4%
Median Earnings25+$33,238
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$33,111
Median Earnings With High School Degree$21,603

Wealth

Median Family Income$55,095
% Above Poverty Level89.8%
% Below Poverty Level10.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time27 minutes
% Working from Home3.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.8%
% Using Public Transportation0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone30.8%
Median Gross Rent$655
Median House Value$112,300

Ancestry

German36.7%
Irish15.8%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)12.3%
English5.8%
French Except Basque2.7%
Dutch1.8%
Italian1.2%
Polish1%
Czech1%
Scottish1%
Albanian0.9%
Welsh0.4%
Norwegian0.3%
Danishn0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Belgian0.1%
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Jerseyville Almanac

CategoryValue
County Jersey County
Standard Zip Codes62052
Phone Area Codes618
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude39.11
Approximate Longitude-90.32

Jerseyville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationJERSEYVILLE 2 SW
Distance1.8 miles
Jan Temp17 to 35 F
Apr Temp42 to 64 F
Jul Temp66 to 88 F
Oct Temp43 to 68 F
Annual Precip38.3 inches
StationALTON MELVIN PRICE L&D
Distance23.1 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 INTL AP
Distance25.7 miles
Jan Temp21 to 38 F
Apr Temp47 to 67 F
Jul Temp71 to 90 F
Oct Temp48 to 68 F
Annual Precip38.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Elsah746$66,667
Fidelity161$32,500
Fieldon173$46,406
Kane338$43,750
Medora449$43,750
Otterville89$28,750

Jerseyville Public Libraries

Jerseyville Public Library
105 NORTH LIBERTY STREET
Jerseyville, Illinois
(618) 498-9514

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Jerseyville Hospitals

Jersey Community Hospital
(Government - District/authority)
400 Maple Summit Road
(618) 498-6402

Jerseyville Public Schools

Illini Middle School
1101 S Liberty St
ZIP: 62052
(618) 498-5527
Middle
Total Enrollment 547
Jersey Comm High School
801 N State St
ZIP: 62052
(618) 498-5561
High
Total Enrollment 1040
Jerseyville East Elem School
201 N Giddings Ave
ZIP: 62052
(618) 498-3814
Primary
Total Enrollment 446
Jerseyville West Elem School
1000 W Carpenter St
ZIP: 62052
(618) 498-4313
Primary
Total Enrollment 423
Journeys School
28968 Delhi Rd
ZIP: 62052
(618) 885-5613
High
Total Enrollment 37
Roe Adult Learning Ctr
301 S Jefferson St
ZIP: 62052
(618) 498-6874
High
Total Enrollment 2

Jerseyville Private Schools

St Francis/holy Ghost Catholic School
412 S State St
ZIP: 62052
Elementary
Total Enrollment 425
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