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Marissa is a township in Saint Clair County, in the Saint Louis metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Marissa. For links to other places called Marissa, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Marissa is 38.266N. The longitude is -89.761W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 427 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 2,664.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Marissa demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Saint Clair County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 62255 ZIP code.
32% of Marissa residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Marissa ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Marissa was $16,063, compared with $21,587 nationally.
10% of Marissa residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Marissa, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $275. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $652.
Saint Clair County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Marissa political report.
The average commute time for Marissa workers is 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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