EAST ST LOUIS ACTION RESEARCH PROJECT

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Community Profile of the East St. Louis Enterprise Community

[ DEMOGRAPHICS | EDUCATION |EMPLOYMENT | INCOME | HOUSINGCOUNTY BUSINESS PATTERNS | LOAN DATA]



 
Prepared for:

Mr. Percy Harris
EC Coordinator, East St. Louis 
Enterprise Community
301 River Park Drive
East St. Louis, IL  62201
618-482-6642 (o)
618-482-6788 (f)


Prepared by:

Hitesh Parikh
East St. Louis Action Research Project
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
111 Temple Buell Hall
611 Taft Drive
Champaign, IL  61820
217-265-0202 (o)
217-244-1717 (f)

The following report documents a variety of statistics comparing patterns of growth or decline in the Enterprise Communities.  The report goes beyond the presentation of facts and figures to include an analysis of regional implications for development in the EC.   The most appropriate variables for each of the Enterprise Communities was compared with data from Saint Clair County, the Suburban Ring, Saint Louis, the Saint Louis MSA, and Illinois, where applicable.  The following variables are reported:
 
 
Demographics Population and Population Trends
Racial Breakdown
Age Cohorts
Family Types
Gender Ratios
Marital Status
Migration
Education Total School Enrollment
High School and College Graduation Rates
Employment Labor Force
Unemployment Rates
Occupation Types
Commutation Data
Income Median Household/Family and Per Capita Income
Sources of Income
Poverty Rates
Housing Total Dwelling Units
Occupancy
Overcrowding
Median Housing Values
Median Monthly Rental Costs
Median Monthly Housing Cost w/wo Mortgage
County Business Patterns
Loan Data

In addition to the sources stated after each section and/or table, the ESLARP Enterprise Communities Data report and the Emerson Park Neighborhood Revitalization Plan Data Book were both used to verify data that had to be calculated by hand.  Secondly, the data is presented in 10-year intervals because the U.S. Bureau of Census, a primary source of the information being presented, only reports detailed statistics at the start of every decade.  Third, many of the variables are presented over a forty year range to demonstrate trends, while other variables are reported for one time frame where trend data was not available or applicable.



 

Document author(s) : Hitesh Parikh
Last modified: 3 May 1999 by Cathy Klump