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East Saint Louis, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of East Saint Louis had a population of 25,739 as of July 1, 2016. East Saint Louis ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for East Saint Louis is located at latitude 38.6159 and longitude -90.1294 in St. Clair County. The formal boundaries for the City of East Saint Louis (see map below) encompass a land area of 13.9 sq. miles and a water area of 0.38 sq. miles. St. Clair County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 417 feet.

The City of East Saint Louis (GNIS ID: 2394607) 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 East Saint Louis is located within Township of East Saint Louis, a minor civil division (MCD) of St. Clair County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for East Saint Louis: Illinoistown.

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East Saint Louis, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 25,739
Population in Households 25,328
Population in Familes 20,282
Population in Group Qrtrs 411
Population Density1 1,852
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 9,654
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 5,970
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 12,119 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,098 (33.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,556 (45.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,465 (20.3%)
Median Home Value $60,771
Average Home Value $80,181


Median Household Income $21,261
Average Household Income $31,577
Per Capita Income $12,487
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.74% -0.47%
Households -0.72% -0.47%
Families -1.0% -0.62%
Median Household Income   2.63%
Per Capita Income   0.22%
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.

East Saint Louis, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares East Saint Louis 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 # 88 94th
Population Density1 # 327 76th
Diversity Index2 # 1153 16th
Median Household Income # 1366 0th
Per Capita Income # 1362 1st

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