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Overview

Introduction to Mascoutah, Illinois

Mascoutah, Illinois, in St Clair county, is 28 miles E of St. Louis, Missouri. The city is part of the Saint Louis metropolitan statistical area.

Mascoutah History

Established in 1837 as the town of Mechanicsburgh, Mascoutah was later adopted as the town’s name after the post office was moved from Jefferson to Mascoutah for the purpose of regular mail delivery. The name Mascoutah came from Mascoutens, a well-known Native American tribe that once resided in Michigan. Some of the early settlers of this region were August Conradi, Theodore Hilgard, Theodore J. Krafft, John Flanagan and Gustav Heimberger.

Mascoutah and nearby Attractions

  • Cahokia Mounds
  • Frank Holten State Recreation Area
  • Heritage House Museum
  • Gateway Arch
  • Missouri Botanical Garden

Things To Do In Mascoutah

The International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame is accessible from Macoutah. The Cahokia Mounds, yjr Campbell House, yjr Chatillon-Demenil Mansion and yjr Scott Joplin House State Historic Site are some of the local museums and historical sites. The Campbell House was the mansion of a rich fur trader, Robert Campbell. Local parks include the Frank Holten State Recreation Area, the Illinois Caverns State Natural Area and the Peabody River State Fish & Wildlife Area. Local celebrations include the Mascoutah Festival, which is held every August.

Mascoutah Transportation

Lambert-St Louis International Airport is nearby.

Mascoutah Higher Education

Colleges near Mascoutah include the Aquinas Institute of Theology, Concordia Seminary and the Covenant Theological Seminary.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,917
Male Share of the Population47%
Female Share of the Population53%
Senior Citizens11.3%
Employed Population 16+3,430
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married54.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher31.7%
Median Earnings25+$44,162
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$26,681
Median Earnings With High School Degree$33,221

Wealth

Median Family Income$83,856
% Above Poverty Level90.8%
% Below Poverty Level9.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home3.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work2%
% Using Public Transportation3.7%

Housing

People Living Alone21.8%
Median Gross Rent$969
Median House Value$153,500

Ancestry

German42.4%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)18.6%
Irish13.1%
English6.8%
Polish3.8%
French Except Basque3.4%
Italian2.5%
Scottish1.3%
Welsh1.2%
Swiss1.2%
Australian1.2%
Finnish0.7%
Austrian0.5%
Dutch0.5%
Norwegian0.5%
Swedish0.3%
Arab0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Czech0.2%
Palestinian0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Greek0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Russian0.1%
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Mascoutah Almanac

CategoryValue
County St. Clair County
Standard Zip Codes62258
Phone Area Codes618
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude38.5
Approximate Longitude-89.8

Mascoutah Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationBELLEVILLE SIU RESEARCH
Distance3.6 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
StationWATERLOO
Distance22.2 miles
Jan Temp20 to 38 F
Apr Temp45 to 66 F
Jul Temp68 to 89 F
Oct Temp47 to 69 F
Annual Precip42.1 inches
StationCARLYLE RESERVOIR
Distance25.1 miles
Jan Temp19 to 36 F
Apr Temp43 to 65 F
Jul Temp67 to 88 F
Oct Temp45 to 68 F
Annual Precip40.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Fayetteville407$60,000
Freeburg4,111$105,577
New Baden3,358$76,429
O'Fallon29,078$98,285

Mascoutah Public Libraries

Mascoutah Public Library
3 WEST CHURCH STREET
Mascoutah, Illinois
(618) 566-2562

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Mascoutah Public Schools

Mascoutah Elem School
533 N 6th St
ZIP: 62258
(618) 566-2152
Primary
Total Enrollment 974
Mascoutah High School
1313 W Main St
ZIP: 62258
(618) 566-8523
High
Total Enrollment 966
Mascoutah Middle School
846 N 6th St
ZIP: 62258
(618) 566-2305
Middle
Total Enrollment 754

Mascoutah Private Schools

Holy Childhood School
215 N John St
ZIP: 62258
Elementary
Total Enrollment 146
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