Introduction to Pinckneyville, Illinois

Pinckneyville, Illinois is 61 miles SE of St. Louis, Missouri. It is in Perry County.

Pinckneyville History

Pinckneyville is the county seat of the Perry county. It is named in honor of Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, who was an American diplomat. Perry County was established in 1827 and today provides various public sector jobs as well as a number of recreational facilities to its citizens.

Pinckneyville and nearby Attractions

  • Pyramid State Recreation Area
  • Bollinger Mill State Historic Site
  • Eugene Field House and Toy Museum
  • Pyramid State Recreation Area

Things To Do In Pinckneyville

Local parks include the Pyramid State Park and the Pinckneyville City Lake. Local golfers can enjoy a round at the 18-hole golf course at the Red Hawk Country Club. Local museums and historic sites include the Bollinger Mill State Historic Site, the Campbell House, Cedarhurst and the Gen. John A. Logan Museum. Camping, fishing and boating can be enjoyed at the Pyramid State Recreation Area.

Pinckneyville Transportation

Air transportation is available from the Williamson County Regional Airport.

Pinckneyville Higher Education

Nearby colleges include John A Logan College, Kaskaskia College and McKendree College.


Total Population 5,450
Male Share of the Population 63.2%
Female Share of the Population 36.8%
Senior Citizens 13.4%
Employed Population 16+ 1,343
Age of the Population 35


% of people married 33.9%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 14.3%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $61,838
% Above Poverty Level 81.4%
% Below Poverty Level 18.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 1.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.5%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 39%
Median Gross Rent $399
Median House Value $76,400


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 44.5%
US/American 0%
English 5.5%
Irish 9.3%

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

Pinckneyville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 61 miles SE of St. Louis, Missouri
County Perry
Standard Zip Codes 62274
Phone Area Codes 618
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.08
Longitude -89.381

Pinckneyville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Station DU QUOIN 4 SE
Distance 12 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 40 F
Apr Temp 45 to 68 F
Jul Temp 68 to 90 F
Oct Temp 45 to 71 F
Annual Precip 44.1 inches
Distance 20.3 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 38 F
Apr Temp 45 to 67 F
Jul Temp 68 to 88 F
Oct Temp 47 to 69 F
Annual Precip 39 inches
Distance 25.7 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 39 F
Apr Temp 42 to 66 F
Jul Temp 66 to 88 F
Oct Temp 43 to 69 F
Annual Precip 45.8 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Conant (62274)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Cutler 389 $56,354
Dowell 328 $35,000
Du Quoin 6,002 $50,362

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

Pinckneyville Public Libraries

Pinckneyville P.l.
Pinckneyville, Illinois
(618) 357-2410
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Pinckneyville Hospitals

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(618) 357-2187
Emergency Service: No

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Pinckneyville High Schools

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Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 475 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.6

5835 STATE RTE 154
A Non-traditional School
Serves 424 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 47.1

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