Millstadt, IL

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St. Louis Skyline and Route 163, north of Millstadt

Millstadt is a village located in St. Clair County, Illinois, at the south terminus of Illinois State Route 163 (locally, "Jefferson Avenue") where it intersects Illinois State Route 158 (locally, "Washington Avenue"). As of the 2000 census, the village had a total population of 2,794.

Geography

Millstadt is located at 38°27'34" North, 90°5'39" West (38.459451, -90.094257).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.9 km2 (1.1 mi2). 2.9 km2 (1.1 mi2) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.

The town centre is formed by the intersection of two state highways. Illinois State Route 158, or Washington Avenue, leads west to Columbia and east to Belleville. The other main street is Jefferson Avenue, the north part of which forms the southern end of Illinois State Route 163, leading north to Centreville, Illinois, where it intersects highways providing access to St. Louis, Missouri. The south end of Jefferson Avenue, as it leaves Millstadt, becomes Floraville Road.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 2,794 people, 1,148 households, and 813 families residing in the village. The population density was 971.9/km2 (2,511.9/mi2). There were 1,196 housing units at an average density of 416.0/km2 (1,075.2/mi2). The racial makeup of the village was 98.68% White, 0.00% African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.29% from other races, and 0.54% from two or more races. 0.75% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,148 households out of which 31.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.1% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.1% were non-families. 25.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the village the population was spread out with 23.7% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 28.6% from 25 to 44, 22.9% from 45 to 64, and 17.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 91.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.5 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $47,824, and the median income for a family was $56,378. Males had a median income of $40,893 versus $27,196 for females. The per capita income for the village was $21,914. 4.0% of the population and 3.2% of families were below the poverty line. 5.9% of those under the age of 18 and 5.1% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.

History

During a barn-raising in 1836, it was proposed that a town be incorporated on land belonging to Henry Randleman. The name "Centreville" was proposed, as the site was equidistant from Belleville, Columbia, and Pittsburg Lake. The town was platted on 13 March 1837. In 1880, its name was changed to Millstadt, as the name Centreville was in use by another nearby town.

Schools and Churches

  • Elementary Schools:
  • High Schools: (all are in nearby Belleville, Illinois)
  • Churches in Millstadt:
    • Christian Assembly Church
    • Gateway Baptist Church
    • St. James Catholic Church
    • Trinity Lutheran Church
    • Zion United Church of Christ

Cemeteries

Centreville Cemetery, one of Millstadt's oldest graveyards
  • Millstadt Cemetery (aka Centreville Cemetery) [1]
  • Mount Evergreen Cemetery [2]
  • St. James Catholic Cemetery [3]
  • other rural cemeteries around Millstadt can be found at graveyards.com