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Welcome to Herrin ...

The pronunciation of Herrin: HAIR-ruhn<1>

The city of Herrin is located in Williamson County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Herrin has a population of 12,880 people<2> (see below for details).

Herrin is 410 feet [125 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Herrin lies within the (618) area code.

The ZIP code for Herrin: 62948<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Herrin had a population of 12,501 people (or 18.84% of the total population of Williamson County). This makes Herrin the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Herrin represents 0.1% of the population of Illinois (which has 12,830,632 people), making it the state's 196th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 12,501 people, the population of Herrin increased 10.65% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 11,298 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Herrin had an population of 12,880 people. This is an increase of 3.03% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 14% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Herrin ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Herrin and not the distance if you drove it.<5>.

Community   2017
Benton   [Map]   6,964   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Carbondale   [Map]   25,899   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Christopher   [Map]   2,730   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
De Soto   [Map]   1,541   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Du Quoin   [Map]   5,810   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Marion   [Map]   17,762   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Herrin.

Communities Also Named Herrin ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Herrin - they are located in Nevada and South Carolina.

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Herrin. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Herrin. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Herrin. Our list includes 13 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Herrin:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Herrin ...

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

In addition to the Tourism page for Herrin, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Herrin.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' has proven to be a useful tool by people who planned visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Herrin. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Footnotes ...

<1>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation. While it might not be exactly right, it should be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Herrin.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Herrin - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Herrin). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Herrin or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in Herrin. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Herrin) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Herrin. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Herrin

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Herrin. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.7985, Longitude: -89.0303     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Herrin have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<6>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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