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Godfrey is a village in Madison County, in the Saint Louis metro area.
The community was named for Benjamin Godfrey.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Godfrey. For links to other places called Godfrey, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Godfrey is 38.955N. The longitude is -90.186W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 610 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 16,571.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Godfrey demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Madison County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, St. Louis area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 62012 ZIP code.
32% of Godfrey residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Godfrey ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Godfrey was $25,292, compared with $21,587 nationally.
25% of Godfrey residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Godfrey, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $436. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $848.
Madison County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Godfrey political report.
The average commute time for Godfrey workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 7 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Godfrey between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 4.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly higher than the national norm.
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