East Saint Louis, IL Population

Population: 31,542. Estimated population in July 2020: 29,843 (-5.4% change)
Males: 14,166 (44.9%), Females: 17,376 (55.1%)

St. Clair County

Zip code: 62205

Median resident age: 31.2 years
Median household income: $21,324
Median house value: $41,800

Races in East St. Louis:

  • Black (97.7%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (1.2%)
  • Hispanic (0.7%)
  • Two or more races (0.6%)

Ancestries: Subsaharan African (1.1%).

Elevation: 405 feet

Land area: 14.1 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in East St. Louis

  • High school or higher: 66.3%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 9.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.8%
  • Unemployed: 17.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 27.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in East St. Louis city

  • Never married: 45.3%
  • Now married: 24.8%
  • Separated: 5.8%
  • Widowed: 10.9%
  • Divorced: 13.2%

0.3% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -9,308 (-22.8%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near East St. Louis:

  • ST MARYS HOSPITAL OF EAST ST LOUIS (about 2 miles; EAST SAINT LOUIS, IL)
  • TOUCHETTE REGIONAL HOSPITAL INC (about 2 miles; CENTREVILLE, IL)
  • MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 7 miles; BELLEVILLE, IL)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to East St. Louis:

  • LAMBERT-ST LOUIS INTL (about 18 miles; ST LOUIS, MO; Abbreviation: STL)
  • ST LOUIS REGIONAL (about 20 miles; ALTON/ST LOUIS, IL; Abbreviation: ALN)
  • SCOTT AFB/MIDAMERICA (about 22 miles; BELLEVILLE, IL; Abbreviation: BLV)
Other public-use airports nearest to East St. Louis:

  • ST LOUIS DOWNTOWN (about 4 miles; CAHOKIA/ST LOUIS, IL; Abbreviation: CPS)
  • SACKMAN FIELD (about 14 miles; COLUMBIA, IL; Abbreviation: H49)
  • ST LOUIS METRO-EAST/SHAFER FIELD (about 24 miles; ST JACOB, IL; Abbreviation: 3K6)
Amtrak stations near East St. Louis:

  • 6 miles: ST. LOUIS (550 S. 16TH ST.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand.
  • 20 miles: KIRKWOOD (110 W. ARGONNE RD.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.
  • 20 miles: ALTON (3400 COLLEGE AVE.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to East St. Louis:

  • SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS (about 7 miles; ST LOUIS, MO; Full-time enrollment: 10,286)
  • SAINT LOUIS COMMUNITY COLLEGE-FOREST PARK (about 10 miles; ST LOUIS, MO; Full-time enrollment: 3,441)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-ST LOUIS (about 14 miles; ST LOUIS, MO; Full-time enrollment: 9,715)
  • WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY (about 14 miles; ST LOUIS, MO; Full-time enrollment: 10,939)
  • SOUTHWESTERN ILLINOIS COLLEGE (about 15 miles; BELLEVILLE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 7,333)
  • SAINT LOUIS COMMUNITY COLLEGE-FLORISSANT VALLEY (about 16 miles; ST LOUIS, MO; Full-time enrollment: 3,749)
  • SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY-EDWARDSVILLE (about 16 miles; EDWARDSVILLE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 10,038)

Libraries

Library in East St. Louis:

  • EAST ST. LOUIS P.L. (Operating income: $385,422; Location: 5300 STATE STREET; 54,893 books; 52 audio materials; 603 video materials; 97 serial subscriptions)

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