East St. Louis demographics profile

StatisticEast St. LouisIllinoisNational
Population density (sq mi)1,92122291
Median age34.237.437.7
Male/Female ratio0.8:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)29%55%55%
Speak English98%77%79%
Speak Spanish1%13%13%
East St. Louis, IL has a population of 26,731 and is the 1,614th largest city in the United States. The population density is 1,921 per sq mi which is 764% higher than the Illinois average and 2021% higher than the national average. The median age in East St. Louis is 34 which is approximately 9% lower than the Illinois average of 37. In East St. Louis, 29% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 98% speak English and 1% speak Spanish. 65% of East St. Louis residents were born in Illinois, 35% were born out of state, 0% were born outside of the United States and 1% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in East St. Louis is 764% higher than Illinois.
  • The median age in East St. Louis is 9% lower than Illinois.
  • In East St. Louis 1.88% of the population is Caucasian.
  • In East St. Louis 95.72% of the population is African American.
  • In East St. Louis 0.36% of the population is Asian.

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East St. Louis population breakdown by race

RaceEast St. LouisIllinoisNational
African American95.72%14.30%12.63%
American Indian0.30%0.23%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.02%0.03%0.18%
Mixed race1.59%2.34%3.06%
Other race0.14%5.86%4.75%
In East St. Louis, 1.0% 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 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).