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Mascoutah
City
Country United States
State Illinois
County St. Clair
Coordinates 38°29′50″N 89°48′4″W / 38.49722°N 89.80111°W / 38.49722; -89.80111
Area 8.7 sq mi (23 km2)
 - land 8.7 sq mi (23 km2)
Population 5,659 (2000)
Density 655.1 /sq mi (253 /km2)
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Postal code 62258
Area code 618
Location of Mascoutah within Illinois
Location of Mascoutah within Illinois
Wikimedia Commons: Mascoutah, Illinois
Main Street, 2006

Mascoutah is a small town in St. Clair County, Illinois, United States. The population was 5,659 at the 2000 census, but in 2006 the city performed a new census, which brought the population up to 6,800.

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Registered historic places

  • Berger-Kiel House
  • George, Jr. Draser House

Geography

Mascoutah is located at 38°29′50″N 89°48′4″W / 38.49722°N 89.80111°W / 38.49722; -89.80111 (38.497312, -89.801248).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.7 square miles (22.5 km²), of which, 8.6 square miles (22.4 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (0.69%) is water.

Demographics

Mascoutah was the United States center of population point in 1970. As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 5,659 people, 2,162 households, and 1,571 families residing in the city. The population density was 655.1 people per square mile (252.9/km²). There were 2,309 housing units at an average density of 267.3/sq mi (103.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 91.73% White, 4.19% African American, 0.35% Native American, 0.97% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.85% from other races, and 1.86% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.75% of the population.

There were 2,162 households out of which 35.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.5% were married couples living together, 11.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.3% were non-families. 23.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.4% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 29.4% from 25 to 44, 21.5% from 45 to 64, and 14.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 92.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $46,451, and the median income for a family was $55,018. Males had a median income of $37,182 versus $23,156 for females. The per capita income for the city was $21,569. About 6.3% of families and 7.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.8% of those under age 18 and 7.9% of those age 65 or over.

History

Mascoutah offers small town feel with modern amenities. Located just off Interstate 64, Mascoutah is in close proximity to St. Louis, Missouri. Mascoutah is easily accessible to St. Louis and Lambert Airport by Metrolink with stations minutes away from town. Mascoutah is home to Mid America Airport which currently flies to Orlando, Florida, and San Juan Puerto Rico.

Mascoutah has some of the first rate public and private schools in the area. The Mascoutah School District has more than 3,000 students. There are two elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school located within town. Mascoutah is 15 minutes away from McKendree College and Southwestern Illinois College, and thirty minutes away from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, St. Louis University, and Washington University.

Mascoutah is a growing community and is well positioned for growth. There have been numerous construction projects in the past year that have provided many new homes and businesses in the community.

There are three parks in town that offer a wide array of activities. Scheve Park has two swimming pools, baseball diamonds, two lighted tennis courts, a lighted sand volleyball court, lighted horseshoe pits, two soccer fields, ten pavilions varying in size, and several playground areas. Scheve Park also has a restored train caboose that visitors can tour. Maple Park is equipped with outdoor basketball facilities, a ball playing area, playground equipment, and a family sized pavilion. Prairie Park has two fishing lakes, a fountain, and a pavilion.

Mascoutah has 21 organizations in town, adult and women’s sports teams, festivals, parades, and lots of other events year-round! Come see us in Mascoutah.

Homecoming

The city holds an annual festival on the first full weekend in August. The festival, the Mascoutah Homecoming und August Fest or "Mascoutah Festival", was first started when farmers began to gather in town to celebrate the upcoming harvest and has since grown into a three day festival. Activities during the weekend include antique tractor pulls, polka dancing, authentic German cuisine, and amusement rides. The main attraction of the festival is the parade, held both Saturday and Sunday at 5 pm. The parade route runs about 2 miles and includes around 100 or more entries. The festival is a family orientated celebration.

Education

Mascoutah Community Unit School District #19 serves the city. There are four schools in the district: Mascoutah Community High School, Mascoutah Community Middle School, Mascoutah Community Elementary School, and Scott Air Force Base Elementary School.

Holy Childhood School is the private catholic school in Mascoutah. It offers preschool through eighth grade.

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