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Edwardsville is a city in Madison County, in the Saint Louis metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after Ninian Edwards, governor of Illinois Territory
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Edwardsville. For links to other places called Edwardsville, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Edwardsville is 38.811N. The longitude is -89.953W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 541 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 23,600.


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Median household income
Local
$50,921
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Edwardsville demographic reports
Well-known residents have included:
· Laurie Metcalf, actress
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Historic sites and museums: Madison County Historical Society Museum
Colleges and universities: Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Edwardsville 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 62034 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

31% of Edwardsville residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Edwardsville ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Edwardsville was $26,510, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

42% of Edwardsville residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Edwardsville include LeClaire Historic District, St. Louis Street Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Edwardsville, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $473.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,090.


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Libraries in Edwardsville include Edwardsville Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Edwardsville include Edwardsville Intelligencer

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WSIE.

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Madison County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Edwardsville political report.

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The average commute time for Edwardsville workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 4 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Edwardsville between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Edwardsville include Comfort Inn & Conference Center.

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