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Edwardsville, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Edwardsville had a population of 25,044 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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Edwardsville, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 25,044
Daytime Population: Workers 19,549
Daytime Population: Residents 12,022
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 31,571
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.26
Population in Households 23,552
Population in Familes 17,125
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,492
Population Density2 1,276
Diversity Index3 30


Median Household Income $64,780
Average Household Income $90,112
Per Capita Income $35,650


Total Housing Units 9,989 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,204 (62.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,226 (32.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 559 ( 5.6%)
Median Home Value $181,503
Average Home Value $219,624


Total Households 9,430
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 5,631
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.42% 0.14%
Households 0.4% 0.15%
Families 0.25% -0.01%
Median Household Income   2.54%
Per Capita Income   2.44%

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, 2017 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 # 94 93rd
Population Density # 587 57th
Diversity Index # 361 74th
Median Household Income # 325 76th
Per Capita Income # 206 85th

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