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Gillespie is a township in Macoupin County, in the Saint Louis metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Gillespie. For links to other places called Gillespie, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Gillespie is 39.133N. The longitude is -89.871W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 650 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 4,114.
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27% of Gillespie residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Gillespie ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Gillespie was $18,686, compared with $21,587 nationally.
8% of Gillespie residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Gillespie, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $301. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $649.
Macoupin County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Gillespie political report.
The average commute time for Gillespie workers is 28 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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