Roxana, Illinois

According to Fashionissupreme, Roxana, Illinois is a small village located in Madison County in the Greater St. Louis Metropolitan Area of Southern Illinois. The village is situated along the banks of the Mississippi River and has a population of just under 3,000 people. Roxana was first settled in 1817 and was incorporated as a village in 1895. It is named after the daughter of a local settler, John Cox.

Roxana offers its residents a quiet atmosphere and peaceful surroundings, with plenty of opportunities for outdoor recreation. The village has several parks and recreational areas that offer fishing, swimming, boating, picnicking, and other activities. There are also two golf courses nearby for those who enjoy hitting the links.

The local economy is largely based on agriculture and light manufacturing such as food processing plants as well as other businesses such as convenience stores and restaurants. Roxana also boasts several industries including chemical plants that produce petrochemicals and other products used in various industries across the country.

According to Harvardshoes, Roxana’s education system consists of four public schools: one elementary school, one middle school, one high school, and one alternative school. The high school offers various sports teams including baseball, basketball, football, golf, tennis and track & field that compete against other schools in their conference or regionally throughout Illinois.

The small town atmosphere makes it easy to get to know your neighbors while enjoying all that Roxana has to offer; from its lush parks to its excellent educational system to its vibrant business community there’s something for everyone here! Its close proximity to St Louis allows residents easy access to all the amenities of city living while still enjoying life in a rural setting with all the comforts of home Рmaking it an ideal location for families or those looking for an escape from city life without sacrificing convenience or access to amenities.

Population: 1,547. Estimated population in July 2020: 1,504 (-2.8% change)
Males: 742 (48.0%), Females: 805 (52.0%)

Madison County

Zip code: 62084

Median resident age: 37.8 years
Median household income: $38,800
Median house value: $54,800

Races in Roxana:

  • White Non-Hispanic (98.3%)
  • Hispanic (0.6%)

Ancestries: German (23.8%), English (12.3%), Irish (10.7%), United States (9.8%), French (5.0%), Dutch (3.0%).

Elevation: 449 feet

Land area: 6.8 square miles

Roxana, Illinois

Population

For population 25 years and over in Roxana

  • High school or higher: 86.2%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 10.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.0%
  • Unemployed: 4.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 26.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Roxana village

  • Never married: 19.0%
  • Now married: 60.6%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 8.6%
  • Divorced: 10.2%

0.0% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -114 (-6.9%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Roxana:

  • ALTON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 9 miles; ALTON, IL)
  • ALTON MENTAL HEALTH CENTER (about 9 miles; ALTON, IL)
  • SAINT ANTHONY HEALTH CENTER (about 9 miles; ALTON, IL)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Roxana:

  • ST LOUIS REGIONAL (about 4 miles; ALTON/ST LOUIS, IL; Abbreviation: ALN)
  • LAMBERT-ST LOUIS INTL (about 22 miles; ST LOUIS, MO; Abbreviation: STL)
  • SCOTT AFB/MIDAMERICA (about 27 miles; BELLEVILLE, IL; Abbreviation: BLV)

Other public-use airports nearest to Roxana:

  • ST LOUIS DOWNTOWN (about 20 miles; CAHOKIA/ST LOUIS, IL; Abbreviation: CPS)
  • ST LOUIS METRO-EAST/SHAFER FIELD (about 21 miles; ST JACOB, IL; Abbreviation: 3K6)
  • ST CHARLES COUNTY SMARTT (about 26 miles; ST CHARLES, MO; Abbreviation: SET)

Amtrak stations near Roxana:

  • 7 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.
  • 18 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.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Roxana:

  • SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY-EDWARDSVILLE (about 12 miles; EDWARDSVILLE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 10,038)
  • LEWIS AND CLARK COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 14 miles; GODFREY, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,451)
  • SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS (about 18 miles; ST LOUIS, MO; Full-time enrollment: 10,286)
  • SAINT LOUIS COMMUNITY COLLEGE-FLORISSANT VALLEY (about 18 miles; ST LOUIS, MO; Full-time enrollment: 3,749)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-ST LOUIS (about 19 miles; ST LOUIS, MO; Full-time enrollment: 9,715)
  • SAINT LOUIS COMMUNITY COLLEGE-FOREST PARK (about 21 miles; ST LOUIS, MO; Full-time enrollment: 3,441)
  • WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY (about 22 miles; ST LOUIS, MO; Full-time enrollment: 10,939)

Public high school in Roxana:

  • ROXANA SR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 562; Location: 401 CHAFFER AVE; Grades: 09 – 12)

Public primary/middle schools in Roxana:

  • CENTRAL ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 436; Location: 601 CHAFFER AVE; Grades: KG – 05)
  • ROXANA JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 420; Location: 401 CHAFFER AVE; Grades: 06 – 08)

Libraries

Library in Roxana:

  • ROXANA P.L.D. (Operating income: $166,266; Location: 200 N CENTRAL AVE; 24,311 books; 352 audio materials; 1,420 video materials; 71 serial subscriptions)