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Overview

Introduction to Metropolis, Illinois

Located in Massac county, Metropolis, Illinois, is 86 miles SW of Evansville, Indiana (center to center) and 127 miles NW of Nashville, Tennessee.

Metropolis History

The city of Metropolis holds a seat on Massac county, which was formed in 1843 by the Illinois Legislature. The French were the first white settlers to arrive in Massac county in the late 1750s; they built the Fort De L'Ascension during their war with the Native Americans. Soon after, the French settlers rebuilt the fort and renamed it Massaic, after the French Minister of Marine. The fort was again destroyed by the Chickasaw tribes, and rebuilt under the supervision of General George Washington in 1794. It served as a military post for the next 20 years and in 1908 it was officially declared as Illinois' first state park. The present-day territory of Metropolis, situated about a mile west of the fort, was formed in 1839. Before the American Civil War, a proposal was laid to establish a western District of Columbia including the present-day territories of Metropolis and Kentucky. In response, the city was named Metropolis by its founders who envisaged it as a 'City of the West.'

Metropolis and nearby Attractions

  • Fort Massac State Park
  • Super Museum
  • Metropolis Country Club
  • Cache River State Natural Area
  • Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site

Things To Do In Metropolis

Declared as the hometown of the comic book hero 'Superman' by Illinois State Legislature, the city hosts an annual Superman Celebration in June as well as holds The Super Museum and the Superman statue. The riverboat casino, known as the Harrah's Metropolis Casino, is also very popular. The closest golf course to the area is the Metropolis Country Club. The Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site, which is a village built by Native Americans around 1100 AD, is also nearby.

Metropolis Transportation

Barkley Regional Airport is the closest airport to the city.

Metropolis Higher Education

Higher education is available at John A Logan College, Murray State University, and Southern Illinois University-Carbondale Campus.

People

Total Population 6,417
Male Share of the Population 49.4%
Female Share of the Population 50.6%
Senior Citizens 22.4%
Employed Population 16+ 2,211
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 36.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 12.5%
Median Earnings25+ $29,777
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,690
Median Earnings With High School Degree $25,700

Wealth

Median Family Income $44,871
% Above Poverty Level 77%
% Below Poverty Level 23%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 17 minutes
% Working from Home 0.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.2%
% Using Public Transportation 1.9%

Housing

People Living Alone 42.6%
Median Gross Rent $701
Median House Value $73,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 20.5%
US/American 0%
English 8.8%
Irish 16.6%

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

Metropolis Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 86 miles SW of Evansville, Indiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 127 miles NW of Nashville, Tennessee
County Massac
Standard Zip Codes 62960
Phone Area Codes 618
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.151
Longitude -88.731

Metropolis Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station BROOKPORT DAM 52
Distance 4.7 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 42 F
Apr Temp 47 to 69 F
Jul Temp 68 to 90 F
Oct Temp 47 to 71 F
Annual Precip 47.9 inches
Station PADUCAH BARKLEY RGNL AP
Distance 7.3 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 42 F
Apr Temp 46 to 68 F
Jul Temp 68 to 89 F
Oct Temp 45 to 71 F
Annual Precip 49.2 inches
Station BARDWELL 2 E
Distance 23.7 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 43 F
Apr Temp 47 to 70 F
Jul Temp 68 to 90 F
Oct Temp 46 to 72 F
Annual Precip 51.7 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Bargerville (62960)

Round Knob (62960)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Belknap 54 $0
Brookport 883 $46,250
Golconda 770 $34,000

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

Metropolis Public Libraries

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Metropolis P.l.
317 METROPOLIS STREET
Metropolis, Illinois
(618) 524-4312
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Metropolis High Schools

MASSAC COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
2841 OLD MARION ROAD
618-524-3440
Serves 630 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.8

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