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Edwardsville, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Edwardsville had a population of 24,872 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Edwardsville is located at latitude 38.7908 and longitude -89.9886 in Madison County. The formal boundaries for the City of Edwardsville (see map below) encompass a land area of 19.63 sq. miles and a water area of 0.6 sq. miles. Madison County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 541 feet.

The City of Edwardsville (GNIS ID: 2394626) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Edwardsville is located within Township of Edwardsville, a minor civil division (MCD) of Madison County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Edwardsville population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Edwardsville, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 24,872
Population in Households 23,387
Population in Familes 17,018
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,485
Population Density1 1,267
Diversity Index2 30


Total Households 9,364
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 5,611
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 9,933 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,196 (62.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,168 (31.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 569 ( 5.7%)
Median Home Value $175,511
Average Home Value $215,272


Median Household Income $60,057
Average Household Income $83,747
Per Capita Income $33,243
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.38% 0.18%
Households 0.36% 0.19%
Families 0.23% 0.05%
Median Household Income   1.96%
Per Capita Income   1.57%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Edwardsville, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Edwardsville to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 95 93rd
Population Density1 # 599 56th
Diversity Index2 # 355 74th
Median Household Income # 400 71st
Per Capita Income # 230 83rd

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