East St. Louis, Illinois 

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Population

26,678

-3.9% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

7.7%

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.

Pros
-Cost of living
-Arts & culture
-Educated population
Cons
-Hot, humid summers
-Employment concerns
-Growth and sprawl

Local Listings in East St. Louis
 $30,000 
117 Lazarcheff Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 1 | 864 SqFt
 $23,650 
2744 Converse Ave
Bed 2 | Bath 1 | 1163 SqFt
 $35,000 
723 Saint Martin Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 2 | 1224 SqFt

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.


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QUICK FACTS

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 7.7% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). 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
September, May and October are the most pleasant months in East St. Louis, while January and December are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
St. Clair county voted Democratic in the previous five Presidential elections. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
East St. Louis's population is 26,678 people. Since 2010, 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 $49,600. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 3.9%. Check out the homes in the area

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 a good time to buy in East St. Louis. Home Appreciation is up 3.9% in the last 12 months. Browse East St. Louis Real Estate

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Reviews for East St. Louis   3 Reviews
Beauty incarnate - 11/10/2018
East St louis is paradise on earth. vibrant night life and great... Read More

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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

The worst place to live in America, period! - 2/17/2008
When people are talking about "the ghetto", they're talking about East St. Louis, no doubt about it. With more than 7,000 violent crimes committed per 100,000 residents... Read More


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62205 62204 62201 62203

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NEW LISTINGS IN EAST ST. LOUIS
$30,000
117 Lazarcheff Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 1

$23,650
2744 Converse Ave
Bed 2 | Bath 1

$35,000
723 Saint Martin Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$49,500
1726 Parklane Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 1

$49,000
208 Miskell Blvd
Bed 3 | Bath 1

$54,900
804 Cardinal Hts
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$60,000
1106 LA Pleins Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 2

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