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East St. Louis, IL (Illinois) Houses and Residents

Total population: 26,672 (All urban)

Houses: 13,349 (10,890 occupied: 4,562 owner occupied, 6,554 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

59%
State:

35%

Housing density: 949 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2016: $129,573.

Median contract rent in 2016: $265 (lower quartile is $145, upper quartile is $347)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2016: $725


Median gross rent in East St. Louis, IL in 2016: $361

Housing units in East St. Louis with a mortgage: 1,835 (30 second mortgage, 103 home equity loan, 11 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,614

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $35,281

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $36,766

Median monthly housing costs: $537


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East St. Louis, Illinois Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $58,917 (it was $41,600 in 2000)
East St. Louis:

$58,917
Illinois:

$186,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $33,756 - $89,021
Median year house/condo built: 1953

Median year apartment built: 1962

Household type by relationship:

Households: 26,448
  • In family households: 20,579 (1,342 male householders, 4,656 female householders)
    1,508 spouses, 9,187 children (9,145 natural, 0 adopted, 149 stepchildren), 1,264 grandchildren, 824 brothers or sisters, 485 parents, 988 other relatives, 410 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 5,759 (2,421 male householders (2,115 living alone)), 2,714 female householders (2,422 living alone)), 561 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 233

Size of family households: 2,408 2-persons, 1,405 3-persons, 934 4-persons, 596 5-persons, 229 6-persons, 181 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 4,537 1-person, 534 2-persons, 7 3-persons.

680 married couples with children.
5,412 single-parent households (349 men, 5,063 women).

97.4% of residents of East St. Louis speak English at home.
1.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (57% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 20% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (89% speak English very well, 11% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (36% speak English very well, 64% speak English well).
0.5% of residents speak other language at home (62% speak English very well, 38% speak English well).

Foreign born population: 249 (0.9%)
(38.6% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

5.7
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

4.4
State:

4.2

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in East St. Louis, Illinois:

  • 0no bedroom
  • 961 bedroom
  • 1,5392 bedrooms
  • 1,8593 bedrooms
  • 7684 bedrooms
  • 2695+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to East St. Louis population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in East St. Louis, Illinois:

  • 300no bedroom
  • 1,4751 bedroom
  • 2,5692 bedrooms
  • 1,6763 bedrooms
  • 3824 bedrooms
  • 1255+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to East St. Louis population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in East St. Louis in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • 651no vehicle
  • 2,0471 vehicle
  • 1,2092 vehicles
  • 6013 vehicles
  • 1164 vehicles
  • 285+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to East St. Louis population

Cars and other vehicles available in East St. Louis in renter-occupied apartments

  • 3,032no vehicle
  • 2,9031 vehicle
  • 4212 vehicles
  • 1333 vehicles
  • 1094 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to East St. Louis population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in East St. Louis, Illinois:

  • 01 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 623 rooms
  • 5294 rooms
  • 1,3475 rooms
  • 1,1536 rooms
  • 7047 rooms
  • 3828 rooms
  • 3129+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to East St. Louis population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in East St. Louis, Illinois:

  • 2841 room
  • 1522 rooms
  • 1,1193 rooms
  • 1,7554 rooms
  • 1,8055 rooms
  • 7736 rooms
  • 3827 rooms
  • 1008 rooms
  • 869+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to East St. Louis population

Year house built

Median 2016 house/condo value by year built ($)

Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit ($)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)

  • East St. Louis, IL household income distribution

  • East St. Louis, IL household income distribution
  • 2,554Less than $10,000
  • 1,243$10,000 to $14,999
  • 1,269$15,000 to $19,999
  • 1,041$20,000 to $24,999
  • 735$25,000 to $29,999
  • 491$30,000 to $34,999
  • 640$35,000 to $39,999
  • 384$40,000 to $44,999
  • 429$45,000 to $49,999
  • 380$50,000 to $59,999
  • 433$60,000 to $74,999
  • 420$75,000 to $99,999
  • 279$100,000 to $124,999
  • 85$125,000 to $149,999
  • 31$150,000 to $199,999
  • 72$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in East St. Louis, IL

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in East St. Louis, IL
  • 92Less than $10,000
  • 191$10,000 to $14,999
  • 252$15,000 to $19,999
  • 75$20,000 to $24,999
  • 212$25,000 to $29,999
  • 334$30,000 to $34,999
  • 242$35,000 to $39,999
  • 448$40,000 to $49,999
  • 580$50,000 to $59,999
  • 297$60,000 to $69,999
  • 390$70,000 to $79,999
  • 275$80,000 to $89,999
  • 114$90,000 to $99,999
  • 287$100,000 to $124,999
  • 58$125,000 to $149,999
  • 122$150,000 to $174,999
  • 32$175,000 to $199,999
  • 45$200,000 to $249,999
  • 39$250,000 to $299,999
  • 34$300,000 to $399,999
  • 60$400,000 to $499,999
  • 16$500,000 to $749,999
  • 19$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 5$1,500,000 to $1,999,999
  • 91$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in East St. Louis, IL

  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in East St. Louis, IL
  • 834Less than $100
  • 321$100 to $149
  • 947$150 to $199
  • 667$200 to $249
  • 124$250 to $299
  • 245$300 to $349
  • 152$350 to $399
  • 331$400 to $449
  • 372$450 to $499
  • 296$500 to $549
  • 139$550 to $599
  • 439$600 to $649
  • 503$650 to $699
  • 133$700 to $749
  • 20$750 to $799
  • 121$800 to $899
  • 101$900 to $999
  • 16$1,000 to $1,249
  • 20$1,250 to $1,499
  • 30$2,000 to $2,499
  • 462No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 952010 or later
  • 342000 to 2009
  • 201990 to 1999
  • 81980 to 1989
  • 241970 to 1979
  • 27Before 1970
Note: State values scaled to East St. Louis population
East St. Louis commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 70
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 833
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 1,394
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 1,208
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 1,399
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 435
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 1,130
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 71
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 125
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 341
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 742
  • 90 or more minutes: 270
East St. Louis, IL Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 61.9%
Number of people working at home: 256 (3.1% of all workers)

East St. Louis mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 6,188 (81%)
  • Carpooled: 412 (5%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 417 (5%)
  • Railroad: 9 (0%)
  • Taxi: 159 (2%)
  • Bicycle: 59 (1%)
  • Walked: 174 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 256 (3%)

First ancestries reported:

 African: 385
 American: 228
 Jamaican: 82
 European: 56
 German: 49
 Austrian: 17
 French (except Basque): 13
 Irish: 11
 Polish: 11
 Sudanese: 5

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • 20%Jamaica
  • 16%Saudi Arabia
  • 13%Philippines
  • 9%Canada
  • 5%Sudan
  • 4%Vietnam
  • 4%Nigeria

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 16,773
  • Other state: 9,170
  • Northeast: 75
  • Midwest: 5,257
  • South: 3,394
  • West: 272

88% of East St. Louis residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 42% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 33% lived in Illinois.

East St. Louis:

88.1%
State average:

86.9%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 105
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 92
  • 5th and 6th grade: 11
  • 7th and 8th grade: 128
  • 9th grade: 173
  • 10th grade: 261
  • 11th grade: 314
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 187
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 3,174
  • Less than 1 year of college: 287
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 1,155
  • Associate degree: 506
  • Bachelor's degree: 316
  • Master's degree: 215
  • Professional school degree: 0
  • Doctorate degree: 22

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 75
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 14
  • 5th and 6th grade: 22
  • 7th and 8th grade: 276
  • 9th grade: 155
  • 10th grade: 253
  • 11th grade: 451
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 137
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 3,346
  • Less than 1 year of college: 772
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 1,934
  • Associate degree: 734
  • Bachelor's degree: 570
  • Master's degree: 613
  • Professional school degree: 28
  • Doctorate degree: 19

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

  • Unemployment by race in 2016
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 5.9%Males
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 19.6%Males
  • 8.5%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 7.0%Females
East St. Louis marital status for males
East St. Louis marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 7,914
  • One, attached: 70
  • Two: 891
  • 3 or 4: 1,077
  • 5 to 9: 1,672
  • 10 to 19: 373
  • 20 to 49: 327
  • 50 or more: 840
  • Mobile homes: 108

Median worth of mobile homes: $139,471

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2016: 8.8%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2016: 9.0%

House/condo owner moved in on average 25 years ago

Renter moved in on average 5 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in East St. Louis:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in East St. Louis
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (81.0%)
  • Electricity (15.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.5%)
  • No fuel used (1.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.7%)
  • Other fuel (0.2%)
  • Utility gas (65.6%)
  • Electricity (31.0%)
  • No fuel used (2.0%)
  • Other fuel (1.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.1%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 19
Here:

0.5%
Illinois:

10.3%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 82
Here:

5.6%
Illinois:

9.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 89
Here:

11.0%
Illinois:

26.9%

School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)