Cairo Information

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

General Cairo Information

State: Illinois

County: Alexander County

Close cities: Mound City, IL, Unity, IL, Mounds, IL

Cairo Population (census data)
Total 3,151 (-11.6% since 2000)
Male 1,395 (44.3%)
Female 1,756 (55.7%)

Population Density: 447 people per sq. mile

Cost of Living Index: 69.6 (US Avg is 100)

Cairo Elevation: 311 feet above sea level

Incorporated in 1873

Land Area: 7.05 square miles

Median Household Income: $24,680

Zip Codes: 62914.

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Cairo Demographic Data

Ethnic Information:
  • Black (61.7%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (35.8%)
  • Two or more races (1.2%)
  • Hispanic (0.7%)
Ancestry Information:
  • Irish (6.1%)
  • German (6.0%)
  • United States (3.9%)
  • English (3.4%)

Local Cairo Sports Teams

Major League Baseball: Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, St. Louis Cardinals
NBA Basketball: Memphis Grizzlies

Cairo School Information

High Schools
Cairo Junior/Senior High School (4201 Sycamore Street, Cairo, IL, 62914 - Cairo USD 1 District)
Elementary Schools
Bennett Elementary School (434 18th Street, Cairo, IL, 62914 - Cairo USD 1 District)
Emerson Elementary School (3101 Elm Street, Cairo, IL, 62914 - Cairo USD 1 District)
Other/Private Schools
Five County Regional Alternative (1615 Commercial Avenue, Cairo, IL, 62914 - Alxndr/John/Masc/Pulski/Union ROE District)

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