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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.

People

Total Population 13,869
Male Share of the Population 48.2%
Female Share of the Population 51.8%
Senior Citizens 15.9%
Employed Population 16+ 6,883
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 52.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 36.2%
Median Earnings25+ $44,708
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $19,545
Median Earnings With High School Degree $35,602

Wealth

Median Family Income $86,067
% Above Poverty Level 91.3%
% Below Poverty Level 8.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.5%
% Using Public Transportation 5%

Housing

People Living Alone 28.9%
Median Gross Rent $957
Median House Value $161,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 28.4%
US/American 0%
English 9%
Irish 10.5%

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

Swansea Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 17 miles E of St. Louis, Missouri
County St Clair
Metro Area Saint Louis
Standard Zip Codes 62220, 62221, 62223, 62226
Phone Area Codes 618
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.533
Longitude -89.988

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)

Station BELLEVILLE SIU RESEARCH
Distance 7.6 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 40 F
Apr Temp 45 to 68 F
Jul Temp 67 to 90 F
Oct Temp 45 to 71 F
Annual Precip 39.3 inches
Station WATERLOO
Distance 16.4 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 38 F
Apr Temp 45 to 66 F
Jul Temp 68 to 89 F
Oct Temp 47 to 69 F
Annual Precip 42.1 inches
Station ALTON MELVIN PRICE L&D
Distance 21.4 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 36 F
Apr Temp 45 to 64 F
Jul Temp 69 to 88 F
Oct Temp 46 to 68 F
Annual Precip 38.5 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Rentchler (62221)

Signal Hill (62223)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Alorton 1,867 $20,000
Belleville 42,898 $60,776
Caseyville 4,103 $57,596
Fairview Heights 17,014 $71,936

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

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