Living in East St. Louis, IL

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Updated: 2020-03-11

East St. Louis SnackAbility

3
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
2/10
Housing
3
Affordability
6
Diversity
4
Safety
6
Amenities
8.5
Education
4
Commute
6

East St. Louis, IL Cost Of Living

78
East St. Louis's Overall Cost Of Living
0.8x
Lower Than The National Average

East St. Louis, Illinois Info Snack

East St. Louis is a city in St. Clair County, Illinois, across the Mississippi River from St. Louis, Missouri, in the Metro-East region of Southern Illinois. Once a bustling industrial center like many cities in the Rust Belt, East St. Louis has been severely affected by loss of jobs due to deindustrialization during the second half of the 20th century. In 1950, East St. Louis was the fourth largest city in Illinois when population peaked at 82,366. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 27,006, less than one-third of the 1950 census.
Population
26,647
Unemployment
17.4%
Poverty
37.8%
Median Home
$52,200
Median Income
$23,072
Median Rent
$533

East St. Louis, IL Photos

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Map Of East St. Louis, IL

Population over time in East St. Louis

Year Population % Change
2017 26,647 -0.1%
2016 26,678 -0.2%
2015 26,731 0.2%
2014 26,689 -0.0%
2013 26,697 -0.5%
2012 26,830 -1.1%
2011 27,116 -1.2%
2010 27,432 -1.1%
2009 27,750 -

Race / Ethnicity in East St. Louis

White
1.8% (467)
African American
96.1% (25,613)
American Indian
0.2% (52)
Asian
0.4% (105)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.1% (35)
Two Or More
0.4% (117)
Hispanic
1.0% (258)
Race East St. Louis IL USA
White 1.8% 61.6% 61.1%
African American 96.1% 14.0% 12.3%
American Indian 0.2% 0.1% 0.7%
Asian 0.4% 5.3% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.1% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 0.4% 1.8% 2.4%
Hispanic 1.0% 17.0% 17.8%

Household Income For East St. Louis, Illinois

Less than $10,000
26.0% (691,777)
$10,000 to $14,999
9.9% (262,554)
$15,000 to $24,999
17.1% (455,830)
$25,000 to $34,999
13.6% (363,459)
$35,000 to $49,999
11.9% (317,274)
$50,000 to $74,999
10.0% (265,315)
$75,000 to $99,999
6.2% (164,912)
$100,000 to $149,999
4.2% (110,945)
$150,000 to $199,999
0.3% (7,781)
$200,000 or more
0.9% (24,849)
Income East St. Louis IL USA
Less than $10,000 26.0% 6.5% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 9.9% 4.0% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 17.1% 8.9% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 13.6% 8.6% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 11.9% 12.0% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 10.0% 17.2% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 6.2% 12.7% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 4.2% 15.6% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 0.3% 6.9% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 0.9% 7.6% 7.0%

Gender in East St. Louis

Female
54.5% (14,509)
Male
45.5% (12,137)
Gender East St. Louis IL USA
Female 54.5% 50.9% 50.8%
Male 45.5% 49.1% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in East St. Louis for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
4.0% (1,065)
9-12th Grade
14.0% (3,730)
High School / GED
37.0% (9,859)
Some College
25.0% (6,661)
Associate's Degree
9.0% (2,398)
Bachelor's Degree
6.0% (1,598)
Master's Degree
5.0% (1,332)
Professional Degree
0.0% (0)
Doctorate Degree
0.0% (0)
Education East St. Louis IL USA
< 9th Grade 4.0% 5.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 14.0% 6.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 37.0% 26.0% 27.0%
Some College 25.0% 21.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 9.0% 8.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 6.0% 21.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 5.0% 10.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 0.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 0.0% 1.0% 1.0%

1 Reviews & Comments About East St. Louis


HomeSnacks User

The area is very crime ridden. We went there and my friend got his car broken into while we were at a club.

The place just seemed dirty. The people were generally pretty unfriendly. Overall, not a place I would want to visit again any time soon

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