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2017 D-I Metro East Regionals Finals | 120 FPS Highlight Reel | UConn vs Princeton
2017 D-I Metro East Regionals Finals | 120 FPS Highlight Reel | UConn vs Princeton
Published: 2017/05/04
Channel: James Erb
Iñigo Pascual Mall Show At Robinsons Metro East
Iñigo Pascual Mall Show At Robinsons Metro East
Published: 2017/10/15
Channel: PINOYAKO
Dodger Stadium  Express - Metro East Side Gold Line - East Los Angeles  to Union Station
Dodger Stadium Express - Metro East Side Gold Line - East Los Angeles to Union Station
Published: 2012/06/29
Channel: eriksarni1
SAFE by Victory Worship | Victory Metro East
SAFE by Victory Worship | Victory Metro East
Published: 2017/06/06
Channel: Xai Evangelista
MetroEast
MetroEast
Published: 2017/09/11
Channel: GCMW Media
NTG: CCTV video ng holdapan sa loob ng Robinson
NTG: CCTV video ng holdapan sa loob ng Robinson's Metro East, inilabas na
Published: 2012/06/27
Channel: GMA News
The Journey Metro East | History & Vision
The Journey Metro East | History & Vision
Published: 2015/12/09
Channel: thejourneystl
Kids Metro East - Dance In Freedom (New Praise Dance)
Kids Metro East - Dance In Freedom (New Praise Dance)
Published: 2017/01/28
Channel: Jomer Cruz
I-10 East, Phoenix Metro East
I-10 East, Phoenix Metro East
Published: 2009/07/15
Channel: FreewayBrent
TwinSportsTV: Interview with East Metro Titans 12u Team
TwinSportsTV: Interview with East Metro Titans 12u Team
Published: 2017/08/23
Channel: TwinSportsTV
Metro East Conference Choir 2017 Love Is--Composed, arranged and conducted byTesfa Wondemagegnehu
Metro East Conference Choir 2017 Love Is--Composed, arranged and conducted byTesfa Wondemagegnehu
Published: 2017/01/10
Channel: Anne Schmidt
kuha sa cctv sa robinsons metro east noong biyernes, pinag-aaralan na ng mga pulis
kuha sa cctv sa robinsons metro east noong biyernes, pinag-aaralan na ng mga pulis
Published: 2012/06/26
Channel: news5philippines
2017 Metro East All-Conference Choir - Love Is
2017 Metro East All-Conference Choir - Love Is
Published: 2017/01/10
Channel: Jody Shannon
06062016 Robinson Metro East
06062016 Robinson Metro East
Published: 2016/06/06
Channel: Reynold dela Paz
Robinsons MetroEast - Basement Parking Entrance
Robinsons MetroEast - Basement Parking Entrance
Published: 2016/07/19
Channel: sniperx2k9
Metro East Sectionals 2017 - Grand Army 1st Place Win
Metro East Sectionals 2017 - Grand Army 1st Place Win
Published: 2017/09/21
Channel: DiscNY Ultimate
Metro East Lutheran High School Graduation 2012
Metro East Lutheran High School Graduation 2012
Published: 2012/08/13
Channel: dang10010
GOOD TIMES at GRAVITY KIDS Robinsons Metro East
GOOD TIMES at GRAVITY KIDS Robinsons Metro East
Published: 2017/10/22
Channel: The Misadventures of FRAPAO
Lake State Railway 25th Anniversary Loco Decaled
Lake State Railway 25th Anniversary Loco Decaled
Published: 2017/02/26
Channel: Kevin Burkholder
LRT-2 Expansion: Metroeast to Masinag construction update
LRT-2 Expansion: Metroeast to Masinag construction update
Published: 2017/07/12
Channel: Kin Enriquez
2016 Metro East D-I Regionals - RIT vs Rutgers
2016 Metro East D-I Regionals - RIT vs Rutgers
Published: 2017/02/24
Channel: James Erb
NTG: EXCLUSIVE: 1 sa mga suspek sa holdapan sa Robinson
NTG: EXCLUSIVE: 1 sa mga suspek sa holdapan sa Robinson's Metro East Mall, tukoy na
Published: 2012/09/28
Channel: GMA News
2013 Metro East Open Finals: Cornell v. Connecticut
2013 Metro East Open Finals: Cornell v. Connecticut
Published: 2013/04/30
Channel: ultiworld
Metro East Rail Action 11/27/2016 Feat WC 3018
Metro East Rail Action 11/27/2016 Feat WC 3018
Published: 2016/11/28
Channel: CRSD60I
the tunnel of the east-west metro completed under ganga
the tunnel of the east-west metro completed under ganga
Published: 2017/06/24
Channel: ABP ANANDA
UConn Womens
UConn Womens' Ultimate vs Cornell - 2017 Metro East Championship
Published: 2017/05/02
Channel: DrCools
Fort Zumwalt North Panther Pride Band, Metro East Marching Classic 2015
Fort Zumwalt North Panther Pride Band, Metro East Marching Classic 2015
Published: 2015/09/13
Channel: Tom Stolze
Yeng Constantino - Chinito (Live@Robinson
Yeng Constantino - Chinito (Live@Robinson's Metro East)
Published: 2013/03/17
Channel: shepot07
2016 Metro East Marching Classic
2016 Metro East Marching Classic
Published: 2016/09/11
Channel: karajpritchard
Powerlifting 15 year old girl || Beast of the MetroEast
Powerlifting 15 year old girl || Beast of the MetroEast
Published: 2017/11/13
Channel: Izzy Lifts
Metro East Web Academy - Online Public Charter School
Metro East Web Academy - Online Public Charter School
Published: 2016/09/30
Channel: MEWAMedia
2013-04-14 Victory Metro East 7PM - Man in the Mirror
2013-04-14 Victory Metro East 7PM - Man in the Mirror
Published: 2013/04/15
Channel: Prankoys
Mahtomedi - Metro East Conference 4X100m Relay Champions
Mahtomedi - Metro East Conference 4X100m Relay Champions
Published: 2016/05/27
Channel: Marco Pirozzoli
Camella Sierra Metro East
Camella Sierra Metro East
Published: 2015/11/02
Channel: Camella Homes
U10 Canterbury Metro East Team Highlights 2017
U10 Canterbury Metro East Team Highlights 2017
Published: 2017/09/02
Channel: Bad Gary
Metro East Web Academy Public Charter School Ad
Metro East Web Academy Public Charter School Ad
Published: 2017/06/13
Channel: MEWAMedia
RIT Ultimate - D-1 Metro East Regionals 2016
RIT Ultimate - D-1 Metro East Regionals 2016
Published: 2016/05/07
Channel: James Erb
A Few Trains Around The Metro East of St. Louis 10/3-4/2015
A Few Trains Around The Metro East of St. Louis 10/3-4/2015
Published: 2015/10/05
Channel: CRSD60I
Play of the Game - Metro-East Lutheran @ Roxana Boys Basketball
Play of the Game - Metro-East Lutheran @ Roxana Boys Basketball
Published: 2016/01/27
Channel: RiverBender.com
Jalen Hodge - 2015 Metro East All Star Game
Jalen Hodge - 2015 Metro East All Star Game
Published: 2015/08/09
Channel: SHADE PRODUCTIONZ
Marching Lancers - 2015 Metro East Marching Classic
Marching Lancers - 2015 Metro East Marching Classic
Published: 2015/09/13
Channel: karajpritchard
The Salvation Army Portland Tabernacle Brass Band - Holiday Open Studios, MetroEast
The Salvation Army Portland Tabernacle Brass Band - Holiday Open Studios, MetroEast
Published: 2011/12/12
Channel: The Salvation Army Portland Metro
coco martin - robinsons metro east
coco martin - robinsons metro east
Published: 2009/11/13
Channel: cindykaye100
MetroEast Community Media 2017 Sizzle Reel
MetroEast Community Media 2017 Sizzle Reel
Published: 2017/06/19
Channel: MetroEast Community Media
Metro East Lutheran vs. Brussels volleyball 10 26 17
Metro East Lutheran vs. Brussels volleyball 10 26 17
Published: 2017/10/27
Channel: AdVantage NEWS
TEAM METRO EAST --- Shadow Body Combat
TEAM METRO EAST --- Shadow Body Combat
Published: 2009/11/23
Channel: weluts
Bengaluru, metro east west corridor to open soon- NEWS9
Bengaluru, metro east west corridor to open soon- NEWS9
Published: 2016/03/16
Channel: NEWS9
Robinson
Robinson's Metroeast meets typhoon "ONDOY"
Published: 2009/10/17
Channel: Denlar
Get to Know the Metro East Alton High School
Get to Know the Metro East Alton High School
Published: 2016/10/13
Channel: The AHS Daily Bird
Jireh Lim - Heartprints LIVE at Padi
Jireh Lim - Heartprints LIVE at Padi's Point Metro East
Published: 2013/05/16
Channel: Khaye Angeles
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Metro East
Region of Illinois
Granite City
Granite City
O'Fallon
O'Fallon
Country  United States
State  Illinois
Population
 • Metro 702,579

Metro East is a region in Illinois that comprises the eastern suburbs of St. Louis, Missouri, United States (US). It encompasses five Southern Illinois counties (and parts of three others) in the St. Louis Metropolitan Statistical Area.[citation needed] The region's most populated city is Belleville, with 45,000 residents. The Metro East is the second largest urban area in Illinois after the Chicago metropolitan area and, as of the 2000 census, the population of the Metro East statistical area is 599,845 residents, a figure that has risen above 700,000 in 2010.[citation needed] The significant growth in the Metro East is mainly due to people in smaller outlying towns in Illinois moving to the area for better economic/job opportunities.

MetroLink in Belleville Illinois

Geography[edit]

The Metro East is a loose collection of small and mid-sized cities sitting along the American Bottom and the bluffs of the Mississippi River. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the five counties of the region have a total area of 6,974 km² (2,692 mi²). 6,787 km² (2,620 mi²) of it is land and 186 km² (71 mi²) of it (2.74%) is water.

As of the 2010 census, the most populated cities in the region include[1]

Demographics[edit]

As of the 2010 census, there has been a major shift in population from the older rust belt industrial cities in the Mississippi River bottom, such as East St. Louis and Alton, to the more suburban satellite cities, such as, Belleville, Edwardsville, and O'Fallon sitting on the bluffs. This is mainly due to continued white flight.[3]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 599,845 people, 229,888 households, and 160,260 families residing in the five Metro-East counties.

The most common language is English, although various other languages are spoken. German speakers exist in southeastern Madison, and Clinton, and southern and eastern St. Clair Counties. Spanish is spoken in the Fairmont City area, and in parts of Clinton County. The largest concentration of African-Americans is in Madison, Venice, western Granite City, East St. Louis, Washington Park, Belleville, and Alton. Secondary languages tend to be cultural or reminiscent of ancestry, and not related to the general business of the area.

Map of Illinois highlighting Metro-East.

List of counties[edit]

List of cities, towns, and villages[edit]

Notes:

  • ^ means part of city in another county(ies)
  • Bold indicates County Seat

Clinton County[edit]

Jersey County[edit]

Madison County[edit]

St. Clair County[edit]

Quincy, IL is technically not located within the Metro East, but can be regionally associated due to their proximity and accessibility to Greater St. Louis.[5][better source needed]

Colleges and universities[edit]

Transportation[edit]

State routes[edit]

U.S. routes[edit]

Interstate freeways[edit]

Light rail[edit]

The Metro East is connected with Missouri by the Metro Link light rail train. The Metrolink includes 11 stations on the Illinois side of St Louis, from the East St. Louis Riverfront, through Belleville Illinois, and ending at Scott Air Force Base. It links the Metro East to downtown St. Louis, area Universities, downtown Clayton MO, and the major Commercial airport, Lambert St. Louis International.

St. Clair County (East St. Louis, Washington Park, Fairview Heights, Swansea, O'Fallon, Cahokia, Belleville, Shiloh, and Scott AFB) share public transit with the St. Louis metropolitan area, including bus and rail. Madison County has a public transit system that includes bus services and bikeways converted as part of a Rail to Trail conversion.[6]

Major employers[edit]

Tourist attractions[edit]

Residents, historic figures, and contributors[edit]

  • Lea DeLaria, Belleville, Jazz Singer, Actress, and Comedian (Orange is the New Black)
  • Ray Bradbury, Belleville, Science Fiction Author
  • Scott Wolf, Belleville, Actor

Media in the Metro East[edit]

St. Louis Area TV stations[edit]

  • Note: This list is for the entire Metro-East area, however, the low-powered stations may not reach the entire 5-county Metro-East area. WSIU, despite not being based from the St. Louis DMA, is available in Clinton, Washington, and most of St. Clair.

Champaign-Urbana/Decatur/Springfield Area TV stations[edit]

  • Note: This list is for Jersey County, however, the majority of these stations are not available for most Jersey County residents. These stations are more likely to be available in Greene and Macoupin counties, which border Jersey County.

Paducah/Cape Girardeau/Harrisburg Area TV stations[edit]

  • Note: This list is for St. Clair, and Clinton counties, however, the majority of the stations, with the exception of WSIU and WPXS and possibly KFVS, are not available for a majority of the St. Clair, and/or Clinton County residents. These stations are more likely to be available in Washington County and the Centralia area.

Daily newspapers[edit]

Radio stations[edit]

  • Note: stations listed are licensed and have offices in Metro-East counties only. Stations that can be heard in the Metro-East but not listed have offices outside the Metro-East counties.

See also: Radio stations in Illinois

The Metro East In Film[edit]

  • Note, the following is a partial list of films shot, often partially, sometimes with significant production, within the Metro East. All data can be rechecked via the Internet Movie Database [1]

"uncredited" means a Metro East Location was not credited within the database, but was clearly shot on Metro East soil upon watching the film itself.

Metro East in fiction[edit]

Laurell K. Hamilton has used the Metro-East as a setting in several books from the Anita Blake and Merry Gentry series. In the Merry Gentry series, fairies of the Unseelie Court have made their home in Monk's Mound.

Robert J. Randisi set one of his Joe Keough mysteries, East of the Arch (2002), in the Metro East communities of East St. Louis and Fairview Heights.[7]

Awards[edit]

The 2010 issue of Family Circle magazine named Edwardsville third in their "Top 10 Best Towns for Families".[8]

Area codes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Staff (2012). "Main". U.S. Census Bureau | American FactFinder. American FactFinder. Retrieved 27 May 2012. 
  2. ^ 2010census
  3. ^ DOUG MOORE; JEREMY KOHLER; NICHOLAS J.C. PISTOR (20 February 2011). "Metro East growing more diverse, census data show". STL Today. Retrieved 27 May 2012. 
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ https://en.m.wikipedia.orgGreater_St._Louis
  6. ^ Madison County Transit Overview
  7. ^ East of the Arch: A Joe Keough Mystery: Robert J. Randisi: 9780312283988: Amazon.com: Books
  8. ^ "10 Best Towns for Families: 2010", Family Circle, Retrieved on 2010-08-07.

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