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Overview

Introduction to Robinson, Illinois

Robinson, Illinois, in Crawford county, is 36 miles SW of Terre Haute, Indiana (center to center) and 99 miles SW of Indianapolis, Indiana.

Robinson History

The early settlers of Robinson were primarily poor people searching for a better life. Roads and bridges were poorly defined, so the people had to follow a general trail. The Indians and French were among the early occupants of present day Robinson. Crawford County was organized in 1816, and Robinson became the county seat in 1844.

Robinson and Nearby Attractions

  • Crawford County State Fish and Wildlife Area
  • Sullivan County Park
  • Lincoln Log Cabin
  • Grouseland
  • Old Cathedral Library & Museum
  • Vincennes State Historic Sites

Things To Do In Robinson

There are numerous historical sites such as George Rogers Clark National Historical Park, Eugene V. Debs Home, and Vincennes State Historic Sites near Robinson. Parks like Lincoln Trail State Park, Shakamak State Park, Fox Ridge State Park, and Sullivan County Park are nearby, and offer outdoor recreational opportunities such as hiking, camping, fishing, picnicking, and boating. Museums near the city include Old Cathedral Library & Museum, and William H. Harrison Museum. Health Harvest Fest is one of the local festivals held in Robinson.

Robinson Transportation

Flights are available from Terre Haute International Airport - Hulman Field.

Robinson Higher Education

The local college is Lincoln Trail College. Vincennes University, Eastern Illinois University, and Indiana State University are colleges nearby.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,589
Male Share of the Population58.5%
Female Share of the Population41.5%
Senior Citizens17.1%
Employed Population 16+2,751
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married42%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher15%
Median Earnings25+$30,333
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$13,068
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,591

Wealth

Median Family Income$57,500
% Above Poverty Level86.4%
% Below Poverty Level13.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time12 minutes
% Working from Home1.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.8%
% Using Public Transportation0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone36.3%
Median Gross Rent$616
Median House Value$76,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)24.7%
Irish14.7%
English9.3%
Dutch3.4%
Polish2.1%
French Except Basque1.9%
Italian1.8%
Scottish1.7%
Belgian1.6%
Swedish1.5%
Norwegian1%
Canadian0.7%
Hungarian0.4%
Danishn0.3%
African0.3%
Austrian0.3%
West Indian0.2%
Haitian0.2%
Kenyan0.2%
Welsh0.2%
German0.1%
South African0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
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Robinson Almanac

CategoryValue
County Crawford County
Standard Zip Codes62454
Phone Area Codes618
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude39
Approximate Longitude-87.74

Robinson Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationPALESTINE 2 W
Distance4.8 miles
Jan Temp21 to 38 F
Apr Temp44 to 66 F
Jul Temp67 to 89 F
Oct Temp45 to 69 F
Annual Precip42.8 inches
StationNEWTON 6 SSE
Distance21.2 miles
Jan Temp19 to 34 F
Apr Temp42 to 63 F
Jul Temp66 to 85 F
Oct Temp43 to 66 F
Annual Precip41.2 inches
StationFREELANDVILLE
Distance24.7 miles
Jan Temp20 to 36 F
Apr Temp43 to 63 F
Jul Temp66 to 86 F
Oct Temp44 to 67 F
Annual Precip43.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Flat Rock278$48,250
Hutsonville466$61,250
Lawrenceville4,481$44,450
Oblong1,405$46,548
Palestine1,103$47,639

Robinson Public Libraries

Robinson Public Library District
606 NORTH JEFFERSON STREET
Robinson, Illinois
(618) 544-2917

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Robinson Hospitals

Crawford Memorial Hospital
(Government - District/authority)
1000 North Allen Street
(618) 546-2514

Robinson Public Schools

Lincoln Elementary School
301 E Poplar St
ZIP: 62454
(618) 544-3315
Primary
Total Enrollment 367
Nuttall Middle School
400 W Rustic St
ZIP: 62454
(618) 544-8618
Middle
Total Enrollment 332
Robinson High School
2000 N Cross St
ZIP: 62454
(618) 544-9510
High
Total Enrollment 474
Washington Elem School
507 W Condit St
ZIP: 62454
(618) 544-2233
Primary
Total Enrollment 421

Robinson Private Schools

New Hebron Christian School
10755 E 700th Ave
ZIP: 62454
Elementary
Total Enrollment 100
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