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Overview

Introduction to Swansea, Illinois

Swansea, Illinois, in St Clair county, is 17 miles E of St. Louis, Missouri. The village is in the Saint Louis area.

Swansea History

In the 1800s, the area now known as Swansea was primarily a farming and commerce community. There were underground coal mines, brickyards and foundries in this region as well. On November 27, 1886, a group of 35 residents of the area petitioned the county government to organize their territory into a village. On December 16, 1886, the new municipality was formed.

Swansea and nearby Attractions

  • Holy Shaghagat Church
  • O'Fallon Family History Center
  • Belleville Public Library
  • Gepperts Lake
  • Old Saint Clair County Cemetery
  • Frank Holten State Recreation Area

Things To Do In Swansea

Gepperts Lake and Yoch Lake provide facilities for fishing and boating. Wolf Branch-Saint Clair Township Park welcomes visitors with greenery and a host of recreational activities.

Swansea Transportation

Scott Mid-America is the nearest major airport.

Swansea Higher Education

Southwestern Illinois College, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, Saint Louis University-Main Campus and the University of Missouri-St Louis provide higher education to the people of Swansea.

Demographics

People

Total Population13,722
Male Share of the Population48.3%
Female Share of the Population51.7%
Senior Citizens16.5%
Employed Population 16+6,819
Age of the Population42

Families

% of people married56.3%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher36.5%
Median Earnings25+$45,272
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$17,563
Median Earnings With High School Degree$34,107

Wealth

Median Family Income$86,484
% Above Poverty Level92%
% Below Poverty Level8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home3.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.4%
% Using Public Transportation5.7%

Housing

People Living Alone27.7%
Median Gross Rent$982
Median House Value$166,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)26.7%
Irish11%
English8.2%
French Except Basque3.8%
Polish2.9%
Italian2.8%
Swedish1.7%
Dutch1.7%
Scottish1.3%
Norwegian1.1%
African0.8%
Hungarian0.8%
Austrian0.5%
Czech0.4%
Russian0.4%
Belgian0.4%
Swiss0.3%
Australian0.3%
Croatian0.3%
Welsh0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Slovene0.2%
German0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Arab0.1%
Jordanian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Greek0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
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Swansea Almanac

CategoryValue
County St. Clair County
Standard Zip Codes62220, 62221, 62223, 62226
Phone Area Codes618
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude38.48
Approximate Longitude-90

Swansea 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
Distance7.6 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
Distance16.4 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
StationALTON MELVIN PRICE L&D
Distance21.4 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Alorton1,908$16,500
Belleville42,729$61,179
Caseyville4,263$63,723
Fairview Heights16,793$74,466

Swansea Public Schools

High Mount Elem School
1721 Boul Ave
ZIP: 62226
(618) 233-1054
Primary
Total Enrollment 464
Wolf Branch Elem School
125 Huntwood Rd
ZIP: 62226
(618) 277-2100
Primary
Total Enrollment 440
Wolf Branch Middle School
410 Huntwood Rd
ZIP: 62226
(618) 277-2100
Middle
Total Enrollment 398
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