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Overview

Introduction to Washington Park, Illinois

Washington Park, Illinois is 10 miles E of St. Louis, Missouri. The village is conveniently located inside the Saint Louis metropolitan area. There are an estimated 5,345 people in Washington Park.

Washington Park History

Washington Park is located in St. Clair County, which was founded in 1790. It was not only the first county to be established in the state of Illinois, but was formed even before the formal creation of Illinois. The county was named after Arthur St. Clair, the Governor of the Northwest Territory. He organized St. Clair County in 1790.

Washington Park and nearby Attractions

  • Mississippi River State Fish & Wildlife Area
  • Alton Museum of History and Art
  • Illinois Caverns State Natural Area
  • Eugene Field House and Toy Museum
  • Castlewood State Park
  • Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site

Things To Do In Washington Park

The City Museum, the Museum of Westward Expansion, the Soldiers' Memorial Military Museum, the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame, and the Eugene Field House and Toy Museum are all located within 10 miles of Washington Park. The Chatillon-Demenil Mansion, the Scott Joplin House State Historic Site, the Jefferson Barracks Historical Park and the Ulysses S. Grant Farm are all nearby as well. At the Horseshoe Lake State Fish & Wildlife Area-Madison, visitors can enjoy hiking, boating, camping, fishing and picnicking. The 1,125-acre Frank Holten State Recreation Area offers facilities for fishing and boating, and also has a golf course. The Missouri Botanical Garden and the Saint Louis Zoo are other popular local recreational attractions.

Washington Park Transportation

Lambert-St. Louis International is the nearest major airport.

Washington Park Higher Education

Saint Louis Community College-Forest Park, the University of Missouri-St. Louis and Southwestern Illinois College are all accessible from Washington Park.

People

Total Population 4,072
Male Share of the Population 52.8%
Female Share of the Population 47.2%
Senior Citizens 9.2%
Employed Population 16+ 978
Age of the Population 36

Families

% of people married 26.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 6.2%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $30,000
% Above Poverty Level 58.2%
% Below Poverty Level 41.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 2.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 5.3%
% Using Public Transportation 16.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 30.3%
Median Gross Rent $686
Median House Value $45,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 85.1%
US/American 0%
English 0.3%
Irish 0.3%

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

Washington Park Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 10 miles E of St. Louis, Missouri
County St Clair
Metro Area Saint Louis
Standard Zip Codes 62204
Phone Area Codes 618
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.635
Longitude -90.092

Washington Park 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 CAHOKIA
Distance 7.5 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 38 F
Apr Temp 46 to 67 F
Jul Temp 68 to 89 F
Oct Temp 47 to 69 F
Annual Precip 40.3 inches
Station ST LOUIS SCIENCE CTR
Distance 9.4 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 38 F
Apr Temp 47 to 66 F
Jul Temp 71 to 91 F
Oct Temp 49 to 69 F
Annual Precip 38.8 inches
Station ALTON MELVIN PRICE L&D
Distance 12.9 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Alorton 1,867 $20,000
Caseyville 4,103 $57,596
Centreville 5,142 $18,646
East St. Louis 26,689 $22,213

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

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