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"Horseradish Capital of the World"
Collinsville is a city in Madison County, in the Saint Louis metro area. (The community straddles Madison and Saint Clair counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)
The community was named after William Collins, settler from Connecticut.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Collinsville. For links to other places called Collinsville, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Collinsville is 38.670N. The longitude is -89.984W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 561 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 25,218.
Once a coal-mining center. German farmers began growing horseradish here in the late 19th century.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Collinsville demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Madison County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, St. Louis area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 62232 ZIP code.
29% of Collinsville residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Collinsville ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Collinsville was $22,048, compared with $21,587 nationally.
21% of Collinsville residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Collinsville, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $415. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $889.
Libraries in Collinsville include Collinsville Memorial Public Library ... View libraries
Madison County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Collinsville political report.
The average commute time for Collinsville workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 6 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Collinsville between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
Hotels in Collinsville include Best Value Atrium Inn, Best Value Inn Orleans Hotel, Best Western, Comfort Inn Collinsville, Drury Inn Collinsville, Fairfield Inn by Marriott Collinsville, Hampton Inn Collinsville, Holiday Inn Collinsville, Ramada Inn, Super 8.
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