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  •   State: 
    Jersey County
      County all: 
    Jersey | Greene
      County FIPS: 
    17083 | 17061
    39°7′15″N 90°19′39″W
      Area total: 
    5.24 sq mi (13.57 km²)
      Area land: 
    5.24 sq mi (13.56 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.00 sq mi (0.00 km²)
    656 ft (200 m)
    1827; Incorporated Town July 21, 1837 City Charter February 21, 1867
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    St. Louis, MO-IL
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    1,591.94 residents per square mile of area (614.64/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 
      Income taxes: 

Jerseyville is the largest city in and the county seat of Jersey County, Illinois, United States. At the 2020 census, the city had a total population of 8,337. It is located at 39°715N 90°1939W (39.120789, -90.327545). According to the 2010 census, Jerseyville has a total area of 5.08 square miles (13.16 km²), all land. The city is located in the transitional zone between the humid continental climate type and the humid subtropical climate type (Köppen Dfa and Cfa, respectively), with neither large mountains nor large bodies of water to moderate its temperature. In recent decades the city has been a testing ground in the agricultural biotechnology field. In 1987, it was the first site of the world's very first biotechnology trial with soybeans and later that year it was also home to the triple stacked corn trial, which later became a part of Monsanto's top-selling products. It was also the terminus of an interurban electric passenger railroad from Alton which was the stub of a project by the Alton, Jacksonville and Peoria Railway for a line to Peoria. In 1839, Jersey County was formed out of Greene County and Jerseyville was named as its county seat. After the American Civil War ended, and the construction of the. Alton & Chicago Railroad was completed, Jerseyvile saw a period of commercial, industrial and urban growth.


Jerseyville is the primary city name, but also Otterville are acceptable city names or spellings, Jersey, Mcclusky, Otter Creek on the other hand no longer accepted or obsolete and are no longer used as a designation. Jerseyville is located at 39°715N 90°1939W (39.120789, -90.327545). According to the 2010 census, Jerseyville has a total area of 5.08 square miles (13.16 km²), all land. The city's climate reflects most Midwest cities, located in the transitional zone between the humid continental climate type and the humid subtropical climate type (Köppen Dfa and Cfa) Spring is the wettest season and produces severe weather ranging from tornadoes to snow or ice storms. Summer is hot and humid, and the humidity often makes the heat index rise to temperatures feeling well above 100 °F (38 °C) Fall is mild with lower humidity and can produce intermittent bouts of heavy rainfall with the first snow flurries usually forming in late November. Winters can be cold at times with periodic light snow and temperatures below freezing. Average monthly precipitation ranges from 2.31 inches (59 mm) in February to 5.29 inches (134mm) in May. In recent years, average temperatures in Jerseyville have ranged from a low of 19.2°F (7.1°C) in January to a high of 86.5 °F in July. The record low temperature of 25 °F [32 °C] was recorded in January 1977 and the record high temperature of 112 °F  (44 °C), recorded in July 1954, was recorded.


In 1827, James Faulkner, a Pennsylvania native, and his family built a small framed structure that was named the "Little Red House," in the area that is now known as Jerseyville. In 1839, Jersey County was formed out of Greene County and Jerseyville was named as its county seat. After the American Civil War ended, and the construction of the Alton & Chicago Railroad was completed, Jerseyville saw a period of commercial, industrial and urban growth. The majority of the commercial structures that are now located in the Downtown Historic District and Courthouse Square were built during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Most of the growth that has occurred since the early 1990s has been in the southern and southwestern portions of the city, where new residential subdivisions and retail shopping centers have been built. The city has been a testing ground in the agricultural biotechnology field. In 1987, it was the site of the world's very first biotech field trial first with tomatoes and later that year with soybeans. The facility was also home to the first triple stacked corn trial in 1998, which later became a part of one of Monsanto's top-selling products. In 2008, the facility was further expanded in 2008, and now consists of sixteen greenhouses and almost 300 acres (120 ha) of land for field testing. It was the terminus of an interurban electric passenger railroad from Alton which was the stub of a project by the Alstons and Peoria Railway for a line to Peoria.


As of the census of 2000, there were 7,984 people, 3,260 households, and 2,089 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,817.9 inhabitants per square mile (701.9/km²) The racial makeup of the city was 98.85% White, 0.09% African American,0.18% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0,10% from other races, and 0.63% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.54% of the population. The city's population was spread out, with 24.4% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 27.2% from 25 to 44, 19.9% from 45 to 64, and 20.4 per cent who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there are 84.6 males. The average household size was 2.35, and the average family size was2.97. The per capita income for the city is $20,178. About 5.8% of families and 7.3% of people were below the poverty line, including 8.5% of those under age 18 and 4.7 per cent of those age 65 or over. The median income for a household in theCity was $35,556, and $46,832. for a family.


Jerseyville has five places and sites that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Donald W. Snyders Community Sports Complex is made up of two baseball fields, two softball fields, one football field, outdoor oval track, and a concession stand. The Jerseyville Parks and Recreation Department maintains and operates seven parks: Blackorby Athletic Field, Dolan Park, Lions Club Park, Northmoor Park, Wittman Park, Wock Family Lake, and the Rotary Club Centennial Park. Jerseyville is also served by most stations in the St. Louis area market. The city has its own newspaper, The Telegraph, published out of Alton, but also covers the Jerseyville and Jersey County areas. It also has a weekly classifieds service, The Jersey County Advantage. It has a radio station, WJBM 1480 kHz AM / 104.7 mHz FM - has a talk radio / country music format. It is also the home of NOAA Weather Radio, which broadcasts on 162.450 mHz and 1480 AM. The town has a population of 4,000, with about 2,000 residents living in Jerseyville, Jersey County, and Jerseyville-Alton. The population of Jersey County is about 3,000; the population of the surrounding areas is about 1,000. The county's population is about 4,500; the city's population was 4,200 in 2010. The state's population in 2010 was 3,200; the U.S. population is 3,100.


Jerseyville uses a city commission form of government, consisting of four commissioners and one mayor. The city's current mayor is William Russell. Jerseyville is located on the banks of the Susquehanna River. The town has a population of about 2,000, according to the city's 2010 census. It is located near the junction of two rivers, one of which runs through Jerseyville. The Susquahanna River runs through the city, and the other flows through the town's downtown area.


Jerseyville has a number of public and private schools. Public schools are part of Jersey Community Unit School District 100. Both Holy Ghost and St. Francis Xavier Schools are private Roman Catholic schools.Nearby colleges and universities include Principia College, in Elsah, and Lewis and Clark Community college, in Godfrey. Schools in Jerseyville had a total combined enrollment of 2,720 students. They are: East Elementary School (Grades 3 through 5), West Elementary School, Holy Ghost School (Pre-K through 4), Jersey Community Middle School, St.Francis Xavier School, Jersey Community High School. They have a total enrollment of more than 2,700 students. The school district is made up of four schools: East, West, West and Holy Ghost. The district also has a high school, which has an enrollment of over 1,000 students. It is part of the Jersey Community School District, which also includes Jersey Community Elementary School and Jersey Community Junior High. The high school is called Jersey Community Senior High School, and has a total student population of 1,700. It was founded in the 1950s. It opened in the 1970s and has been in the same district ever since. It also has an elementary and middle school, as well as two high schools. It has a junior high and two middle schools, which have a combined student enrollment of almost 2,000. The public high school has a student population in excess of 1.5 million.

Religious organizations

Jerseyville is home to a number of religious organizations, consisting of both small and large congregations.Churches that serve Jerseyville are listed here in alphabetical order: First, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth, tenth, eleventh, twelfth, thirteenth, thirtieth, fifteenth, twenty-sixth, Twenty-fourth,twentieth,twelfth,twenty-eighth,twelves,thirties,forteens,fortes,thirteens,fifteenth,fiftwenties,fifth,forties,iftifties,fiftieth,fiffifths,fifteenth,tweleens,fivesth,seventies,sixties,fortives,iftives,twifties; thirties and fifties."Jersey" is the plural of "Jersey," which means "town" or "city" in French. "Jerseys" means "village" in the French language. "Jersyville" is also the name of one of the towns in the state of New Jersey, "Jermainville" "Jerseyville" translates to "town of Jersey" in English and "Jerryville" in Spanish. "The town of Jerseyville" has a population of about 3,000 people. It is located in the central part of the town, near the junction of two main roads.


Two major highways run through the city. US Highway 67 runs along a northsouth route, while Illinois Route 16 runs on a westeast route. Also, Illinois Route 109 has its northern terminus in Jerseyville at U.S. Highway 67. A four-lane expansion of the highway has been in the planning stages for years, and is currently in Illinois' five-year road construction plan. The plan includes the Jerseyville Bypass, which is expected to go around the eastern portion of the city when it is completed. In nearby Delhi, an extension of the expressway was opened up to traffic in 2021.Utility companies serving Jerseyville are Ameren (natural gas and electricity), Grafton Technologies and Frontier Communications (landline telephone service and internet), and Sparklight (cable television). Water and sewer services are provided and maintained by Illinois American Water. The city is located on the Illinois River, which runs through the center of the town. It is located in the Sangamon County, which includes the towns of Jerseyville, Godfrey, Gahanna, Loyola, Moline, and Winnebago, as well as the city's suburbs of Rock Island and Winnetka. The town has a population of about 2,000 people, with the majority of its residents living in the eastern part of the community. The majority of the population lives in the east and central parts of the village, and most of its businesses are based in the west and south.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois = 53. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 27. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 100. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Jerseyville = 4.1 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 8,337 individuals with a median age of 39.2 age the population grows by 3.61% in Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 1,591.94 residents per square mile of area (614.64/km²). There are average 2.29 people per household in the 3,465 households with an average household income of $44,136 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 9.10% of the available work force and has dropped -5.16% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 20.58%. The number of physicians in Jerseyville per 100,000 population = 87.4.


The annual rainfall in Jerseyville = 37.4 inches and the annual snowfall = 16.5 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 102. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 202. 88 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 18.4 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 44, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois which are owned by the occupant = 63.08%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 45 years with median home cost = $109,200 and home appreciation of -2.51%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $12.93 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $4,807 per student. There are 19.5 students for each teacher in the school, 1469 students for each Librarian and 979 students for each Counselor. 7.26% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 7.12% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 4.23% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Jerseyville's population in Jersey County, Illinois of 3,517 residents in 1900 has increased 2,37-fold to 8,337 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 53.31% female residents and 46.69% male residents live in Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois.

    As of 2020 in Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois are married and the remaining 43.53% are single population.

  • 26.8 minutes is the average time that residents in Jerseyville require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    84.40% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 9.67% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 0.24% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 2.83% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois, 63.08% are owner-occupied homes, another 31.05% are rented apartments, and the remaining 5.87% are vacant.

  • The 51.74% of the population in Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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