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Welcome to Centreville ...

The city of Centreville is located in Saint Clair County<1>.

The location of Centreville has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

While we don't have a date for the founding of Centreville, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was in a book dated 1895.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Centreville has a population of 4,898 people<3> (see below for details).

Centreville is 410 feet [125 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Centreville lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Centreville is located in the (618) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Centreville had an population of 4,898 people. This is a decrease of 7.74% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 17.69% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Centreville had a population of 5,309 people. This makes Centreville the county's 9th most populous community.

The population of Centreville represents 0.04% of the total population of Illinois (which has 12,830,632 people), making it the state's 324th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 5,309 people, the population of Centreville decreased 10.79% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 5,951 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Centreville.

Communities Also Named Centreville ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 46 communities that are also named Centreville - they are located in Alabama, British Columbia, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas (4), Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada (2), New Brunswick, New Hampshire, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia (6), Ohio, Ontario (6), Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia (3) and Washington.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Centreville.

Communities near Centreville ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Centreville.

  • Florissant
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Florissant
    • Florissant is located in Saint Louis County (MO)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 50,795 people
  • Belleville
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast)
  • University City
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for University City
    • University City is located in Saint Louis City (MO)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 34,049 people
  • O'Fallon
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the east)
  • Granite City
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the north)
  • Kirkwood
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kirkwood
    • Kirkwood is located in Saint Louis County (MO)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 27,866 people
  • Edwardsville
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast)
  • Hazelwood
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hazelwood
    • Hazelwood is located in Saint Louis County (MO)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,042 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hazelwood <5>
  • Collinsville
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast)
  • Webster Groves
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Webster Groves have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Webster Groves
    • Webster Groves is located in Saint Louis County (MO)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,896 people

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Centreville. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Centreville.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Centreville. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Centreville.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Centreville. See our Newspapers Page for Centreville.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Centreville ...

Looking for more information about Centreville? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Centreville, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Centreville.

Adding Centreville to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Centreville in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Centreville was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Centreville.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Centreville. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Saint Clair County:

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Illinois' counties, including Saint Clair, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Centreville.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Centreville - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.


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