East St. Louis demographics profile

StatisticEast St. LouisIllinoisNational
Population density (sq mi)1,92023191
Median age34.037.037.4
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)29%55%55%
Speak English99%78%79%
Speak Spanish1%13%13%

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  • The population density in East St. Louis is 731% higher than Illinois.
  • The median age in East St. Louis is 8% lower than Illinois.
  • In East St. Louis 1.36% of the population is Caucasian.
  • In East St. Louis 96.44% of the population is African American.
  • In East St. Louis 0.35% of the population is Asian.

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East St. Louis population breakdown by race

RaceEast St. LouisIllinoisNational
African American96.44%14.37%12.60%
American Indian0.14%0.22%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.01%0.03%0.17%
Mixed race1.25%2.16%2.91%
Other race0.45%5.84%4.70%
In East St. Louis, 0.5% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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East St. Louis age breakdown

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Source: The East St. Louis, IL demographics data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.