South Roxana, Illinois
Street scene in South Roxana
Street scene in South Roxana
Location in Madison County, Illinois
Location in Madison County, Illinois
South Roxana is located in the United States
South Roxana
South Roxana
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 38°49′43″N 90°03′40″W / 38.82861°N 90.06111°W / 38.82861; -90.06111[1]
CountryUnited States
 • Total2.26 sq mi (5.85 km2)
 • Land2.16 sq mi (5.59 km2)
 • Water0.10 sq mi (0.26 km2)
Elevation427 ft (130 m)
 • Total1,891
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code618
FIPS code17-71240
GNIS feature ID2399856[1]
Wikimedia CommonsSouth Roxana, Illinois

South Roxana, incorporated in March 1967, is a village in Madison County, Illinois, United States. The population was 1,891 at the 2020 census.[3]


South Roxana is bordered to the north and east by the village of Roxana, to the south by a western extension of the city of Edwardsville, and to the west by the village of Hartford.

Illinois Route 111 runs along the western edge of South Roxana, leading north 2 miles (3 km) to Wood River and south 6 miles (10 km) to Pontoon Beach. Downtown St. Louis is 20 miles (32 km) to the south-southwest. Illinois Route 255, a four-lane expressway, passes just east of the village limits, with access from Exits 3 and 5. Route 255 leads south 4 miles (6 km) to Interstates 255 and 270 and north 6 miles (10 km) to Bethalto.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, South Roxana has a total area of 2.3 square miles (6.0 km2), of which 0.1 square miles (0.3 km2), or 4.51%, are water.[2]


Historical population
U.S. Decennial Census[4]

At the 2000 census there were 1,888 people, 707 households, and 518 families living in the village. The population density was 1,190.0 inhabitants per square mile (459.5/km2). There were 809 housing units at an average density of 509.9 per square mile (196.9/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.67% White, 0.32% African American, 0.42% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.11% Pacific Islander, 0.32% from other races, and 0.95% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.85%.[5]

Of the 707 households 38.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.2% were married couples living together, 15.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.6% were non-families. 20.1% of households were one person and 8.5% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.08.

The age distribution was 28.8% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 30.6% from 25 to 44, 21.6% from 45 to 64, and 10.3% 65 or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.5 males.

The median household income was $33,295 and the median family income was $37,344. Males had a median income of $34,712 versus $21,552 for females. The per capita income for the village was $14,938. About 17.4% of families and 19.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.3% of those under age 18 and 8.0% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: South Roxana, Illinois
  2. ^ a b "2022 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Illinois". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 22, 2023.
  3. ^ a b "P1. Race – South Roxana village, Illinois: 2020 DEC Redistricting Data (PL 94-171)". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved February 22, 2023.
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  5. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.