East St. Louis, Illinois 

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Population

25,776

-3.9% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

12.0%

Median Age

35.6

Comfort Index (Climate)

7.4 / 5.7

summer / winter

St Louis Gifts

Best Places to Live in East St. Louis, Illinois

Large city - Missouri-Illinois border along the Mississippi River. September, May and October are the most pleasant months in East St. Louis, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

East St. Louis, IL Housing Market
Lowest Priced HomesHOMES UNDER $250,000
Most Expensive ListingsHOMES $250,001 to $500,000
Largest HomesHOMES $500,001 to $750,000
Median Priced HomesHOMES $750,001 to $1,000,000
Pros
Cost of living
Arts & culture
Educated population
Cons
Hot, humid summers
Employment concerns
Growth and sprawl


What Bert Has To Say About St. Louis Metro Area

Known since the early days as the “Gateway City” because of its access to transportation routes in all directions, St. Louis continues to be an important center of commerce and culture for the Mississippi River Basin. The area includes a broad assortment of mostly residential neighborhoods to the west and the more industrial East St. Louis and several agricultural counties on the Illinois side of the river. For years the downtown area had few highlights outside of the landmark Gateway Arch and the restored Union Station. The population of the city itself had declined gradually for decades, and most of the infrastructure had declined as people moved into the suburbs or away altogether. But more recently, the downtown has started to come back, with new residential facilities and reclaimed warehouse lofts downtown anchored by new sports venues. Similar restorations are going on in other important inner neighborhoods.


QUICK FACTS

Real Estate: See Homes
Country: United States
State: Illinois
County: St. Clair County
Metro Area: St. Louis Metro Area
Political Ideology: Moderately liberal
City: East St. Louis
Zip Codes: 62205 62204 62201 62203
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 570 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in East St. Louis is 12.0% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. East St. Louis jobs have increased by 2.1%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, East St. Louis's cost of living is 24.6% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare East St. Louis's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
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VOTING
In the last Presidential election, St. Clair county remained moderately Democratic, 53.2% to 44.5%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
East St. Louis's population is 25,776 people. Since 2020, it has had a population decline of 3.9%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 26.7 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in East St. Louis is Real Estate: $36,200. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 3.9%.

SCHOOLS
East St. Louis public schools spend $15,433 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 19.8 students per teacher in East St. Louis. More Education



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Housing Market in East St. Louis

It's not a good time to buy in East St. Louis. Home Appreciation is down -25.2% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in East St. Louis is $36,200.

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Reviews for East St. Louis   4 Reviews
City Of Champions - 8/29/2020
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Beauty incarnate - 11/10/2018
East St louis is paradise on earth. vibrant night life and great... Read More

economy - 11/18/2008
East st louis has a very depressed economy, virtually no employment, poor housing with a significant high property tax rate, virtually no employment opportunities,... Read More


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ZIP CODES IN EAST ST. LOUIS, ILLINOIS
62205 62204 62201 62203

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