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East Saint Louis, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of East Saint Louis had a population of 25,202 as of July 1, 2018. 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 38.6245 and longitude -90.1509 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for East Saint Louis: Illinoistown.

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East Saint Louis, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 25,202
Population in Households 24,787
Population in Familes 19,922
Population in Group Qrtrs 415
Population Density2 1,813
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $20,940
Average Household Income $33,040
Per Capita Income $13,072


Total Housing Units 12,026 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,066 (33.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,396 (44.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,564 (21.3%)
Median Home Value $66,943
Average Home Value $89,289


Total Households 9,462
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 5,836
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.81% -0.6%
Households -0.78% -0.59%
Families -1.03% -0.73%
Median Household Income   0.63%
Per Capita Income   1.66%

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, 2018 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 # 91 93rd
Population Density # 336 76th
Diversity Index # 1171 14th
Median Household Income # 1366 0th
Per Capita Income # 1362 1st

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