Gillespie, IL Population

Population: 3,412. Estimated population in July 2020: 3,278 (-3.9% change)
Males: 1,600 (46.9%), Females: 1,812 (53.1%)

Macoupin County

Zip code: 62033

Median resident age: 38.9 years
Median household income: $33,168
Median house value: $55,700

Races in Gillespie:

  • White Non-Hispanic (98.0%)
  • Hispanic (0.7%)
  • Two or more races (0.6%)

Ancestries: German (28.3%), Italian (16.0%), Irish (11.9%), English (9.8%), Scottish (6.9%), United States (6.7%).

Elevation: 663 feet

Land area: 1.5 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Gillespie

  • High school or higher: 84.8%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 7.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.6%
  • Unemployed: 4.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 28.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Gillespie city

  • Never married: 21.9%
  • Now married: 55.8%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 10.1%
  • Divorced: 11.3%

0.7% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -228 (-6.3%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Gillespie:

  • COMMUNITY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 9 miles; STAUNTON, IL)
  • CARLINVILLE AREA HOSPITAL (about 12 miles; CARLINVILLE, IL)
  • ST FRANCIS HOSPITAL (about 12 miles; LITCHFIELD, IL)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Gillespie:

  • ST LOUIS REGIONAL (about 23 miles; ALTON/ST LOUIS, IL; Abbreviation: ALN)
  • SCOTT AFB/MIDAMERICA (about 41 miles; BELLEVILLE, IL; Abbreviation: BLV)
  • LAMBERT-ST LOUIS INTL (about 46 miles; ST LOUIS, MO; Abbreviation: STL)
Other public-use airports nearest to Gillespie:

  • LITCHFIELD MUNI (about 11 miles; LITCHFIELD, IL; Abbreviation: 3LF)
  • ZELMER MEMORIAL AIRPARK INC (about 24 miles; PALMYRA, IL; Abbreviation: 5K1)
  • HILLSBORO MUNI (about 26 miles; HILLSBORO, IL; Abbreviation: 3K4)
Amtrak station near Gillespie:

  • 12 miles: CARLINVILLE (128 ALTON ST.). Services: fully wheelchair accessible, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Gillespie:

  • SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY-EDWARDSVILLE (about 29 miles; EDWARDSVILLE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 10,038)
  • LEWIS AND CLARK COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 31 miles; GODFREY, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,451)
  • SOUTHWESTERN ILLINOIS COLLEGE (about 42 miles; BELLEVILLE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 7,333)
  • SAINT LOUIS COMMUNITY COLLEGE-FLORISSANT VALLEY (about 43 miles; ST LOUIS, MO; Full-time enrollment: 3,749)
  • SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS (about 44 miles; ST LOUIS, MO; Full-time enrollment: 10,286)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-ST LOUIS (about 44 miles; ST LOUIS, MO; Full-time enrollment: 9,715)
  • LINCOLN LAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 46 miles; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,756)
Public high school in Gillespie:

  • GILLESPIE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 334; Location: 612 BROADWAY ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
Private high school in Gillespie:

  • FIRST BAPTIST ACADEMY (Students: 19; Location: RR 2 BOX 133; Grades: KG – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Gillespie:

  • GILLESPIE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 324; Location: 412 OREGON ST; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION BUILDING (Location: 412 OREGON ST; Grades: 00 – 00)

Libraries

Library in Gillespie:

  • GILLESPIE P.L. (Operating income: $49,717; Location: 201 WEST CHESTNUT; 19,769 books; 124 audio materials; 1,100 video materials; 34 serial subscriptions)

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