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Population and Population Trends

Table A1        

 

Total Population of Greater East Saint Louis Enterprise Community/Select Comparison Areas (1960-1997)

  1960 1970 1980 1990 1996/1997
Alorton 3,282  3,573  2,237  2,933  2,871 
Brooklyn 1,922  1,702  1,233  1,144  1,099 
Centreville 12,769  11,378  9,747  7,489  7,272 
Washington Park 6,601  9,524  8,223  7,431  7,063 
East Saint Louis 81,712  69,996  55,200  40,944  38,595
Combined 5 ECs  106,286  96,173  76,640  59,941  56,900
St. Clair County  262,509  285,591  267,531  262,852  263,866 
Suburban Ring * 156,223  189,418  190,891  202,911  206,966 
Saint Louis 750,026  622,236  453,085  396,685  341,869 
St. Louis, MO-IL MSA** 2,144,000  2,429,000  2,356,460  2,444,099  2,557,806 
State of Illinois 10,081,158  11,110,285  11,426,518  11,430,602  11,895,849 
* Suburban Ring refers to St. Clair County data minus 5 ECs Data    
** some figures are rounded by thousands of people      

Source: 1960-1980 Census of Population, 1990 General Population Characteristics, and 1998 Statistical Abstract of Illinois

 

Table A2
             

 

Numerical and % Population Change (1960-1996/1997)

  1960-1970  1970-1980  1980-1990  1990-1996/1997
  Numerical  % change Numerical  % change  Numerical  % change Numerical  % change
Alorton 291 8.9% -1,336 -37.4% 696 31.1% -62 -2.1%
Brooklyn -220 -11.4% -469 -27.6% -89 -7.2% -45 -3.9%
Centreville -1,391 -10.9% -1,631 -14.3% -2,258 -23.2% -217 -2.9%
Washington Park 2,923 44.3% -1,301 -13.7% -792 -9.6% -368 -5.0%
East Saint Louis -11,716 -14.3% -14,796 -21.1% -14,256 -25.8% -2,349 -5.7%
Combined 5 ECs  -10,113 -9.5% -19,533 -20.3% -16,699 -21.8% -3,041 -5.1%
St. Clair County  23,082 8.8% -18,060 -6.3% -4,679 -1.7% 1,014 0.4%
Suburban Ring* 33,195 21.2% 1,473 0.8% 12,020 6.3% 4,055 2.0%
Saint Louis -127,790 -17.0% -169,151 -27.2% -56,400 -12.4% -54,816 -13.8%
St. Louis, MO-IL MSA 285,000 13.3% -72,540 -3.0% 87,639 3.7% 113,707 4.7%
State of Illinois 1,029,127 10.2% 316,233 2.8% 4,084 0.0% 465,247 4.1%
* Suburban Ring refers to St. Clair County data minus 5 ECs Data          
Source: 1960-1980 Census of Population, 1990 General Population Characteristics, and 1998 Statistical Abstract of Illinois

 

Racial Breakdown


Table A3-a
       

 

Racial Makeup: White (1980-1997)

  1960 1970 1980 1990 1997*
Alorton 2,698  333  171  91  
% of total population 82.2% 9.3% 7.6% 3.1%  
Brooklyn 5 12 
% of total population 0.0% 0.1% 0.4% 1.0%  
Centreville 5,635  3,197  985  493   
% of total population 44.1% 28.1% 10.1% 6.6%  
Washington Park 6,592  4,493  4,108  1,065   
% of total population 99.9% 47.2% 50.0% 14.3%  
East Saint Louis 45,309  21,479  2,299  664   
% of total population 55.4% 30.7% 4.2% 1.6%  
Combined 5 ECs 60,234  29,503  7,568  2,325   
% of total population 56.7% 30.7% 9.9% 3.9%  
St. Clair County  214,363  220,768  188,916  187,866 
179,864 
% of total population 81.7% 77.3% 70.6% 71.5% 68.2%
Suburban Ring** 154,129 191,265 181,348 185,541  
% of total population 98.7% 101.0% 95.0% 91.4%  
Saint Louis 534,004  364,992  242,576  202,085   
% of total population 71.2% 58.7% 53.5% 50.9%  
St. Louis, MO-IL MSA 1,762,225  1,975,145  1,924,645  1,985,500   
% of total population 82.2% 81.3% 81.7% 81.2% 81.0%
State of Illinois 9,010,252  9,600,381  9,233,327  8,952,978  8,576,397 
% of total population 89.4% 86.4% 80.8% 78.3% 72.1%
* some information is missing due to recent year         
** Suburban Ring refers to St. Clair County data minus 5 ECs Data      
Source: 1960-1980 Census of Population, 1990 General Population Characteristics, and 1998 Statistical Abstract of Illinois

 

 
 
 

Table A3-b 
         

Racial Makeup: African American (1980-1997)

  1960 1970 1980 1990 1997*
Alorton  584  1,342  2,054  2,858   
% of total population 17.8% 37.6% 91.8% 97.4%  
Brooklyn  1,922  1,697  1,222  1,132   
% of total population 100.0% 99.7% 99.1% 99.0%  
Centreville  7,131  8,139  8,715  6,967   
% of total population 55.8% 71.5% 89.4% 93.0%  
Washington Park  3,951  6,293   
% of total population 0.1% 0.1% 48.0% 84.7%  
East Saint Louis  36,338  48,368  52,751  40,167   
% of total population 44.5% 69.1% 95.6% 98.1%  
Combined 5 ECs 45,982 59,551 68,693 57,417  
% of total population 43.3% 61.9% 89.6% 95.8%  
St. Clair County  47,857  63,512  73,044  71,275  77,076 
% of total population 18.2% 22.2% 27.3% 27.1% 29.2%
Suburban Ring** 1,875 3,961 4,351 13,858  
% of total population 1.2% 2.1% 2.3% 6.8%  
Saint Louis  214,377  254,191  206,386  188,408   
% of total population 28.6% 40.9% 45.6% 47.5%  
St. Louis, MO-IL MSA  294,873  378,816  407,856  423,182   
% of total population 13.8% 15.6% 17.3% 17.3% 17.6%
State of Illinois  1,037,470  1,425,674 1,675,398  1,694,273  1,806,901 
% of total population 10.3% 12.8% 14.7% 14.8% 15.2%
* some information is missing due to recent year         
** Suburban Ring refers to St. Clair County data minus 5 ECs Data      

Source: 1960-1980 Census of Population, 1990 General Population Characteristics, and 1998 Statistical Abstract of Illinois

 

 
 
 
 
 

Age Cohorts

Table A4       

 

Percentage of all Age Groups and Median Age (1980-1997)

    1980 1990 1996/1997*
Alorton Under 18 41.2 39.7  
  18-64 50.2 53.5  
  65+ (Elderly) 8.6 6.8  
  Median Age 22.7 23.2  
Brooklyn Under 18 34.1 35.6  
  18-64 52.3 51.6  
  65+ (Elderly) 13.6 12.8  
  Median Age 26.3 26.4  
Centreville Under 18 41.1 35.0  
  18-64 50.8 54.0  
  65+ (Elderly) 8.1 11.0  
  Median Age 22.5 27.6  
Washington Park Under 18 36.5 41.3  
  18-64 52.3 51.5  
  65+ (Elderly) 11.1 7.1  
  Median Age 25.6 23.0  
East Saint Louis Under 18 41.0 34.4  
  18-64 50.1 54.8  
  65+ (Elderly) 8.9 10.8  
  Median Age 22.7 27.7  
Average of 5 ECs Under 18 38.8 37.2  
  18-64 51.1 53.1  
  65+ (Elderly) 10.1 9.7  
  Median Age 24.0 25.6  
St. Clair County  Under 18 31.4 28.5 29.3 
  18-64 57.6 58.9 57.9 
  65+ (Elderly) 10.9 12.7 12.9
  Median Age 28.5 32.0  
Saint Louis Under 18 26.1 25.2  
  18-64 56.2 58.1  
  65+ (Elderly) 17.6 16.6 12.9
  Median Age 31.5 32.7  
St. Louis, MO-IL MSA Under 18 28.7 26.3  
  18-64 59.6 61.0  
  65+ (Elderly) 11.7 12.8 12.5
  Median Age 30.3 33.1  
State of Illinois Under 18 28.4 25.8 26.6
  18-64 60.6 61.6 60.6
  65+ (Elderly) 11.0 12.5 12.5
  Median Age 29.9 32.8  
* some information is missing due to recent year     
Source: 1980 Census of Population, 1990 General Population Characteristics, and 1998 Statistical Abstract of Illinois

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Family Type

Table A5        

Family Types by Percentage of all Households (1990)

    Married Couples  Single Male HH  Single Female HH
Alorton  with children* 11.3% 2.1% 17.7%
  without children 13.8% 3.6% 31.0%
  TOTAL 25.1% 5.7% 48.7%
Brooklyn  with children* 4.4% 0.5% 16.1%
  without children 11.8% 6.6% 31.1%
  TOTAL 16.2% 7.1% 47.2%
Centreville  with children* 11.6% 1.2% 11.7%
  without children 25.3% 1.8% 22.7%
  TOTAL 36.9% 3.0% 34.4%
Washington Park  with children* 15.8% 2.3% 15.2%
  without children 13.7% 5.1% 28.5%
  TOTAL 29.5% 7.4% 43.7%
East Saint Louis  with children* 12.5% 1.8% 19.3%
  without children 15.2% 2.9% 21.0%
  TOTAL 27.7% 4.7% 40.3%
Average of 5 ECs with children* 11.1% 1.6% 16.0%
  without children 16.0% 4.0% 26.9%
  TOTAL 27.1% 5.6% 42.9%
Saint Louis  with children* 12.8% 1.2% 8.0%
  without children 18.7% 2.5% 12.6%
  TOTAL 31.5% 3.7% 20.6%
St. Louis, MO-IL MSA  with children* 26.0% 0.9% 5.1%
  without children 29.1% 1.9% 7.3%
  TOTAL 55.1% 2.8% 12.4%
St. Clair County  with children* 25.3% 1.6% 9.7%
  without children 28.0% 1.8% 6.4%
  TOTAL 53.3% 3.4% 16.1%
State of Illinois  with children* 26.2% 1.2% 6.5%
  without children 29.0% 1.9% 5.2%
  TOTAL 55.2% 3.1% 11.7%
* "children" are characterized by under the age of 18     
Source: 1990 Social and Economic Characteristics

 

 
 
 

Gender Ratios

Table A6     

 

Gender Ratios and Percentage Female (1990)

  Male  Female  % Female 
Alorton 1,353  1,580  53.9 
Brooklyn 501  629  55.7 
Centreville 3,490  3,999  53.4 
Washington Park 3,421  4,016  54.0 
East Saint Louis 18,443  22,501  55.0 
Combined 5 ECs 27,208  32,725  54.6 
St. Clair County 125,409  137,443  52.3 
Suburban Ring* 98,201  104,718  51.6 
Saint Louis 180,630  216,055  54.5 
St. Louis, MO-IL MSA 283,245  305,750  51.9 
State of Illinois 5,547,079  5,883,523  51.5 
* Suburban Ring refers to St. Clair County data minus 5 ECs Data  
Source: 1990 Social and Economic Characteristics

 

Marital Status

Table A7  

 

Amount and Percentage of Married Couples and Persons Widowed or Divorced (1990)*

  Married Widowed/ Divorced
Alorton 671.0 333.0
% 23% 11%
Brooklyn 191.0 208.0
% 17% 18%
Centreville 2193.0 984.0
% 29% 13%
Washington Park 1756.0 848.0
% 24% 11%
East Saint Louis 944.0 6525.0
% 2% 16%
Combined 5 ECs 14254.0 8898.0
% 24% 15%
St. Clair County  109463.0 35885.0
% 42% 14%
Suburban Ring** 95209.0 26987.0
% 47% 13%
Saint Louis 125507.0 72470.0
% 32% 18%
St. Louis, MO-IL MSA 1090847.0 314554.0
% 45% 13%
State of Illinois 5008746.0 1323510.0
% 44% 12%
* 15 yrs. of age and over    
** Suburban Ring refers to St. Clair County data minus 5 ECs Data
Source: 1990 Social and Economic Characteristics

Migration

Table A8        

Migration: 1985 / 1990 Comparison

  Same House Different House, Same County Different House, Different County, Same State Different House, Different County, Different State, but within Midwest U.S. Outlying area and/or Foreign Country
Alorton 1,738 661 18 178 19
Brooklyn 714 213 28 24 0
Centreville 4,777 1,715 49 136 0
Washington Park 3,117 3,010 128 139 7
East Saint Louis 24,722 10,666 449 707 83
Combined 5 ECs  35,068 16,265 672 1,184 109
St. Clair County  133,871 68,675 10,906 8,888 4,169
Suburban Ring * 98,803 52,410 10,234 7,704 4,060
Saint Louis 205,080 102,157 30,768 11,240 3,555
St. Louis, MO-IL MSA** 1,285,791 523,645 244,949 79,526 19,132
State of Illinois 5,892,150 2,980,108 843,018 270,102 202,784
Source: 1990 Social and Economic Characteristics

 

 

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