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Mount Olive is a township in Macoupin County, in the Saint Louis metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Mount Olive. For links to other places called Mount Olive, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Mount Olive is 39.065N. The longitude is -89.752W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 643 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 3,379.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Mount Olive demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Macoupin 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 62085 ZIP code.
35% of Mount Olive residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Mount Olive ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Mount Olive was $16,571, compared with $21,587 nationally.
7% of Mount Olive residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Mount Olive, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $248. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $671.
Macoupin County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Mount Olive political report.
The average commute time for Mount Olive workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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