Effingham, IL Population

By | January 12, 2021

Population: 12,384. Estimated population in 2021: 12,440 (+0.5% change)
Males: 5,842 (47.2%), Females: 6,542 (52.8%)

Effingham County

Zip code: 62401

Median resident age: 37.5 years
Median household income: $34,761
Median house value: $86,900

Races in Effingham:

  • White Non-Hispanic (97.3%)
  • Hispanic (1.0%)
  • Two or more races (0.7%)

Ancestries: German (37.4%), Irish (10.3%), English (10.2%), United States (9.0%), French (2.6%), Italian (2.4%).

Elevation: 592 feet

Land area: 8.7 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Effingham

  • High school or higher: 81.6%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 17.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.6%
  • Unemployed: 5.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 14.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Effingham city

  • Never married: 22.2%
  • Now married: 53.4%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 11.6%
  • Divorced: 11.0%

1.7% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +232 (+1.9%).

Hospital/medical center in Effingham:

  • ST ANTHONYS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (503 N MAPLE STREET)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Effingham:

  • SHELBY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 27 miles; SHELBYVILLE, IL)
  • SARAH BUSH LINCOLN HEALTH CENTER (about 28 miles; MATTOON, IL)
  • CLAY COUNTY HOSPITAL (about 32 miles; FLORA, IL)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Effingham:

  • COLES COUNTY MEMORIAL (about 31 miles; MATTOON/CHARLESTON, IL; Abbreviation: MTO)
  • DECATUR (about 54 miles; DECATUR, IL; Abbreviation: DEC)
  • MOUNT VERNON (about 60 miles; MOUNT VERNON, IL; Abbreviation: MVN)
Other public-use airports nearest to Effingham:

  • EFFINGHAM COUNTY MEMORIAL (about 4 miles; EFFINGHAM, IL; Abbreviation: 1H2)
  • PERCIVAL SPRINGS (about 9 miles; WATSON, IL; Abbreviation: 2T2)
  • SHELBY COUNTY (about 28 miles; SHELBYVILLE, IL; Abbreviation: 2H0)
Amtrak station:
EFFINGHAM (S. BANKERS ST.). Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
College/University in Effingham:

  • DOROTHY CHRYSLER SCHOOL OF BEAUTY CULTURE (Location: 307 W JEFFERSON ST; Private, for-profit)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Effingham:

  • LAKE LAND COLLEGE (about 28 miles; MATTOON, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,666)
  • EASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY (about 37 miles; CHARLESTON, IL; Full-time enrollment: 9,582)
  • MILLIKIN UNIVERSITY (about 59 miles; DECATUR, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,274)
  • PARKLAND COLLEGE (about 71 miles; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Full-time enrollment: 5,186)
  • UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN (about 72 miles; Champaign, IL; Full-time enrollment: 36,284)
  • VINCENNES UNIVERSITY (about 79 miles; VINCENNES, IN; Full-time enrollment: 6,201)
  • IVY TECH STATE COLLEGE-WABASH VALLEY (about 82 miles; TERRE HAUTE, IN; Full-time enrollment: 2,099)
Public high school in Effingham:

  • EFFINGHAM HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 865; Location: 1301 W GROVE AVE; Grades: 09 – 12)
Private high school in Effingham:

  • ST ANTHONY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 202; Location: 304 E ROADWAY PO BOX 545; Grades: 9 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Effingham:

  • EFFINGHAM JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 667; Location: 600 S HENRIETTA ST; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • CENTRAL GRADE SCHOOL (Students: 629; Location: 10421 N US HWY 45; Grades: 03 – 05)
  • SOUTH SIDE GRADE SCHOOL (Students: 288; Location: 211 W DOUGLAS AVE; Grades: PK – 02)
  • EARLY LEARNING CENTER (Students: 273; Location: 3224 S BANKER; Grades: PK – KG)
  • WEST SIDE GRADE SCHOOL (Students: 122; Location: 900 W EDGAR AVE; Grades: 01 – 02)
  • GREEN CREEK GRADE SCHOOL (Students: 70; Location: 20117 N 1525TH ST; Grades: 03 – 06)
  • EAST SIDE PRE-SCHOOL (Students: 50; Location: 205 N 1ST ST; Grades: PK – PK)
  • TLC FUNKHOUSER (Students: 44; Location: 12073 N 1000TH RD; Grades: 02 – 12)
  • ESP SAFE SCHOOLS PROGRAM (Students: 8; Location: 106 N THIRD ST; Grades: 07 – 09)
Private primary/middle schools in Effingham:

  • ST ANTHONY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 429; Location: 412 NORTH THIRD STREET; Grades: 1 – 8)
  • SACRED HEART ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 256; Location: 407 S HENRIETTA ST; Grades: PK – 8)

Libraries

Library in Effingham:

  • HELEN MATTHES LIB. (Operating income: $416,174; Location: 100 E. MARKET AVENUE; 68,695 books; 3,200 audio materials; 1,493 video materials; 175 serial subscriptions)

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