Metropolis, IL Population

Population: 6,482. Estimated population in July 2020: 6,468 (-0.2% change)
Males: 2,871 (44.3%), Females: 3,611 (55.7%)

Massac County

Zip code: 62960

Median resident age: 42.5 years
Median household income: $25,371
Median house value: $54,800

Races in Metropolis:

  • White Non-Hispanic (90.1%)
  • Black (7.6%)
  • Two or more races (1.0%)
  • Hispanic (0.7%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)

Ancestries: German (17.7%), English (13.1%), Irish (10.7%), United States (10.0%), French (2.3%), Scottish (2.0%).

Elevation: 350 feet

Land area: 5.0 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Metropolis

  • High school or higher: 73.6%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 9.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.7%
  • Unemployed: 7.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 18.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Metropolis city

  • Never married: 17.5%
  • Now married: 51.9%
  • Separated: 3.0%
  • Widowed: 13.0%
  • Divorced: 14.6%

0.1% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -697 (-9.7%).

Hospital/medical center in Metropolis:

  • MASSAC MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (MEMORIAL HEIGHTS)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Metropolis:

  • LOURDES HOSP (about 8 miles; PADUCAH, KY)
  • WESTERN BAPTIST HOSP (about 8 miles; PADUCAH, KY)
  • JACKSON PURCHASE MEDICAL CENTER (about 30 miles; MAYFIELD, KY)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Metropolis:

  • BARKLEY REGIONAL (about 8 miles; PADUCAH, KY; Abbreviation: PAH)
  • WILLIAMSON COUNTY REGIONAL (about 46 miles; MARION, IL; Abbreviation: MWA)
  • SOUTHERN ILLINOIS (about 56 miles; CARBONDALE/MURPHYSBORO, IL; Abbreviation: MDH)
Other public-use airports nearest to Metropolis:

  • METROPOLIS MUNI (about 3 miles; METROPOLIS, IL; Abbreviation: M30)
  • WEST KENTUCKY AIRPARK (about 18 miles; PADUCAH, KY; Abbreviation: FIO)
  • MAYFIELD GRAVES COUNTY (about 29 miles; MAYFIELD, KY; Abbreviation: M25)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Metropolis:

  • MURRAY STATE UNIVERSITY (about 48 miles; MURRAY, KY; Full-time enrollment: 7,676)
  • JOHN A LOGAN COLLEGE (about 49 miles; CARTERVILLE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 4,255)
  • SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY-CARBONDALE (about 50 miles; CARBONDALE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 19,742)
  • SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY (about 60 miles; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Full-time enrollment: 7,227)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE-MARTIN (about 60 miles; MARTIN, TN; Full-time enrollment: 5,131)
  • UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN INDIANA (about 94 miles; EVANSVILLE, IN; Full-time enrollment: 7,510)
  • UNIVERSITY OF EVANSVILLE (about 100 miles; EVANSVILLE, IN; Full-time enrollment: 2,440)
Public high school in Metropolis:

  • MASSAC COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 630; Location: 2841 OLD MARION ROAD; Grades: 07 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Metropolis:

  • METROPOLIS ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 515; Location: 1015 FILMORE ST; Grades: PK – 06)
  • METROPOLIS JR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 261; Location: PO BOX 331; Grades: 05 – 08)
  • JEFFERSON ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 184; Location: 4915 JEFFERSON SCH; Grades: KG – 08)
  • FRANKLIN ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 178; Location: 1006 MT MISSION RD; Grades: KG – 06)
  • MAPLE GROVE ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 175; Location: 1698 GRAND CHAIN RD; Grades: PK – 06)
  • MASSAC CO PRE-KNDRGRTN/METROPOLIS (Students: 138; Location: 1002 CATHERINE ST; Grades: PK – PK)
  • FIVE CO VOC SYS-MASSAC CO CAMPUS (Location: 2841 OLD MARION ROAD; Grades: 00 – 00)

Libraries

Library in Metropolis:

  • METROPOLIS P.L. (Operating income: $450,751; Location: 317 METROPOLIS STREET; 28,228 books; 220 audio materials; 123 video materials; 124 serial subscriptions)

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