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Country United States
State Illinois
County St. Clair
Coordinates 38°14′46″N 89°45′10″W / 38.24611°N 89.75278°W / 38.24611; -89.75278
Area 3.9 sq mi (10 km2)
 - land 3.9 sq mi (10 km2)
Population 2,141 (2000)
Density 576.1 /sq mi (222 /km2)
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Postal code 62257
Area code 618
Location of Marissa within Illinois
Location of Marissa within Illinois
Wikimedia Commons: Marissa, Illinois

Marissa is a village in St. Clair County, Illinois, United States. The population was 2,141 at the 2000 census.


Math Team

Marissa High School was recently recognized as the best division 1A math team in the county of St. Clair in the state of Illinois based on its recent performance at the ICTM State Math Contest held at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on the second of May, 2009. The Algebra I, Oral Presentation, and Junior-Senior Two-Person teams all placed in the state competition.


Marissa is located at 38°14′46″N 89°45′10″W / 38.24611°N 89.75278°W / 38.24611; -89.75278 (38.246011, -89.752899).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 3.9 square miles (10.1 km²), of which, 3.7 square miles (9.6 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.5 km²) of it (5.12%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,141 people, 879 households, and 595 families residing in the village. The population density was 576.1 people per square mile (222.2/km²). There were 992 housing units at an average density of 266.9/sq mi (103.0/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.97% White, 0.28% African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.05% from other races, and 0.37% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.75% of the population.

There were 879 households out of which 29.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.6% were married couples living together, 11.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.3% were non-families. 28.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the village the population was spread out with 24.8% under the age of 18, 10.4% from 18 to 24, 24.8% from 25 to 44, 23.9% from 45 to 64, and 16.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 94.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.0 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $31,684, and the median income for a family was $41,898. Males had a median income of $31,654 versus $23,024 for females. The per capita income for the village was $15,930. About 4.2% of families and 9.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.2% of those under age 18 and 9.9% of those age 65 or over.

Marissa has two schools. Marissa Jr. Sr. High school, and Marissa Grade School.


  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  


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