East St. Louis, IL

26,731 Population
13.9 square miles 1,922.9 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 5-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
0.2%
was 0.2%
 
Population Density
1,922.9
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
63.0%
was 62.0%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
0.7%
was 0.5%
 
Percent Under 18
27.7%
was 27.8%
 
Percent 65 and Over
14.3%
was 13.8%
 

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
6.9
was 11.7
Ranked 35th Lowest in IL
Percent Living in Poverty
44.7%
was 45.8%
 
Median Household Income
$19,946
was $19,520
 
Gini Income Distribution
 
54
50.5
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
71.4
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
3,340.1
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
3,020.7
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
13,256
was 13,055
 
Median Rent
$495
was $541
 
Total Building Permits
169
was 135
 
Occupied Housing Units
10,671
was 10,480
 
Homeownership Rate
43.3%
was 43.8%
 
Single Family Building Permits
5
was 5
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
953.4
was 939.0
 
Rental Vacancy Rate
29.9%
was 30.4%
 
Multifamily Building Permits
164
was 130
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.5
was 2.5
 
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
13.0
was 10.6
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
6.3
was 5.0
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
94.3%
was 95.1%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
70.8%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.5%
was 99.8%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
81.3%
was 81.1%
 
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
9.8%
was 8.7%
 

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