StatisticEast St. LouisIllinoisNational
Population density (sq mi)1,92122891
Median age34.237.437.7
Male/Female ratio0.8:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)29%55%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1846%44%43%
Speak English98%77%79%
Speak Spanish1%13%13%

Key findings

  • The population density in East St. Louis is 743% 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 White
  • In East St. Louis 95.72% of the population is Black
  • In East St. Louis 0.36% of the population is Asian

Compare East St. Louis, IL Demographics


      East St. Louis population breakdown by race

      RaceEast St. LouisIllinoisNational
      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.

      Household income distribution

      Place of birth by citizenship

      East St. Louis age breakdown

      Marital status

      Age of children in married couples

      Source: The East St. Louis, IL demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).