Effingham Information

Travel info, sports, demographic data, and general statistics about the city of Effingham, IL

General Effingham Information

State: Illinois

County: Effingham County

Close cities: Shumway, IL, Stewardson, IL, Montrose, IL, Sigel, IL, Wheeler, IL, Dieterich, IL, Teutopolis, IL, Watson, IL

Effingham Population (census data)
Total 12,452 (+0.3% since 2000)
Male 5,874 (47.2%)
Female 6,578 (52.8%)

Population Density: 1,437 people per sq. mile

Cost of Living Index: 79.2 (US Avg is 100)

Effingham Elevation: 592 feet above sea level

Incorporated in 1873

Land Area: 8.67 square miles

Median Household Income: $39,713

Zip Codes: 62401.

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Effingham Demographic Data

Ethnic Information:
  • White Non-Hispanic (97.3%)
  • Hispanic (1.0%)
  • Two or more races (0.7%)
Ancestry Information:
  • German (37.4%)
  • Irish (10.3%)
  • English (10.2%)
  • United States (9.0%)
  • French (2.6%)
  • Italian (2.4%)

Local Effingham Sports Teams

Major League Baseball: Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, St. Louis Cardinals
NFL Football: St. Louis Rams, Chicago Bears
NBA Basketball: Chicago Bulls
NHL Hockey: Chicago Blackhawks, St. Louis Blues
NCAA Sports: Eastern Illinois University, University of Illinois

Effingham School Information

High Schools
Effingham High School (1301 W Grove Avenue, Effingham, IL, 62401 - Effingham Community Unit School District 40 District)
Effingham Junior High School (600 South Henrietta Street, Effingham, IL, 62401 - Effingham Community Unit School District 40 District)
Other/Private Schools
Central Grade School (10421 N U.S. Highway 45, Effingham, IL, 62401 - Effingham Community Unit School District 40 District)
Early Learning Center (3224 South Banker, Effingham, IL, 62401 - Effingham Community Unit School District 40 District)
East Side Pre-School (205 N 1st Street, Effingham, IL, 62401 - Effingham Community Unit School District 40 District)
Green Creek Grade School (20117 N 1525th Street, Effingham, IL, 62401 - Teutopolis Community Unit School District 50 District)
South Side Grade School (211 W Douglas Avenue, Effingham, IL, 62401 - Effingham Community Unit School District 40 District)
TLC Funkhouser (12073 N 1000th Road, Effingham, IL, 62401 - Eastern IL Area Of Special Education District)
Tristar Academy Safe School Program (1901 South 4th Suite 213, Effingham, IL, 62401 - Bond/Effingham/Fayette ROE District)
West Side Grade School (900 W Edgar Avenue, Effingham, IL, 62401 - Effingham Community Unit School District 40 District)

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