Sesser, IL Population

Population: 2,128. Estimated population in July 2020: 2,136 (+0.4% change)
Males: 977 (45.9%), Females: 1,151 (54.1%)

Franklin County

Zip code: 62884

Median resident age: 39.5 years
Median household income: $25,714
Median house value: $44,600

Races in Sesser:

  • White Non-Hispanic (98.4%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)
  • Two or more races (0.6%)
  • Hispanic (0.5%)

Ancestries: United States (15.3%), German (11.6%), English (10.1%), Irish (7.8%), Italian (5.1%), Polish (4.4%).

Elevation: 480 feet

Land area: 1.0 square miles

Map of Sesser, IL

Population

For population 25 years and over in Sesser

  • High school or higher: 74.0%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 8.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.4%
  • Unemployed: 8.1%
  • Mean travel time to work: 22.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sesser city

  • Never married: 19.3%
  • Now married: 53.9%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 11.6%
  • Divorced: 12.9%

0.5% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +34 (+1.6%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Sesser:

  • FRANKLIN HOSPITAL (about 11 miles; BENTON, IL)
  • MARSHALL BROWNING HOSPITAL (about 15 miles; DU QUOIN, IL)
  • CROSSROADS COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 19 miles; MOUNT VERNON, IL)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Sesser:

  • MOUNT VERNON (about 21 miles; MOUNT VERNON, IL; Abbreviation: MVN)
  • WILLIAMSON COUNTY REGIONAL (about 24 miles; MARION, IL; Abbreviation: MWA)
  • SOUTHERN ILLINOIS (about 27 miles; CARBONDALE/MURPHYSBORO, IL; Abbreviation: MDH)

Other public-use airports nearest to Sesser:

  • BENTON MUNI (about 11 miles; BENTON, IL; Abbreviation: H96)
  • PINCKNEYVILLE-DU QUOIN (about 23 miles; PINCKNEYVILLE, IL; Abbreviation: PJY)
  • CENTRALIA MUNI (about 29 miles; CENTRALIA, IL; Abbreviation: ENL)

Amtrak station near Sesser:

  • 15 miles: DU QUOIN (20 N. CHESTNUT ST.). Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sesser:

  • JOHN A LOGAN COLLEGE (about 23 miles; CARTERVILLE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 4,255)
  • SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY-CARBONDALE (about 29 miles; CARBONDALE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 19,742)
  • SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY (about 64 miles; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Full-time enrollment: 7,227)
  • SOUTHWESTERN ILLINOIS COLLEGE (about 69 miles; BELLEVILLE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 7,333)
  • SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY-EDWARDSVILLE (about 76 miles; EDWARDSVILLE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 10,038)
  • SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS (about 89 miles; ST LOUIS, MO; Full-time enrollment: 10,286)
  • SAINT LOUIS COMMUNITY COLLEGE-FOREST PARK (about 92 miles; ST LOUIS, MO; Full-time enrollment: 3,441)

Schools

Public high school in Sesser:

  • SESSER-VALIER HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 207; Location: 4626 ST HWY 154; Grades: 09 – 12)

Public primary/middle schools in Sesser:

  • SESSER-VALIER ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 436; Location: 4626 ST HWY 154; Grades: PK – 06)
  • SESSER-VALIER JR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 125; Location: 4626 ST HWY 154; Grades: 07 – 08)

Libraries

Library in Sesser:

  • SESSER P.L. (Operating income: $22,182; Location: 303 WEST FRANKLIN STREET; 8,860 books; 45 audio materials; 36 video materials; 3 serial subscriptions)