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MedPro International’s Featured Destination: Evansville, Illinois

MedPro International’s Featured Destination: Evansville, Illinois
An Explorer poses in front of Cloud Gate in Chicago, just a short road trip from Evansville.

Welcome to Evansville, Illinois. Nestled in the heart of southwestern Illinois, along the Kaskaskia River, Evansville stands out as an ideal place for Explorers to call home. Just an hour south of St. Louis and in the center of several major metropolitan areas, including as Nashville, Indianapolis, and Kansas City, residents can enjoy the peace of small-town living while still having access to big-city amenities.

Evansville boasts fresh air and plenty of outdoor recreational opportunities. Agriculture has been and still is an important economic factor in Evansville, especially with the Evansville Grain Terminal facility located in the town. The Kaskaskia River offers transshipment for the grain brought to the Terminal, as well as recreational boating opportunities at the marina, which can accommodate boats of all sizes and is the location for many events such as the Kaskaskia River Festivals, USA Bassin Tournaments, Evansville Days Activities, BluesFest and more. January is the coldest month of the year. Explorers will experience average lows of 26°F (-3.33°C) to highs of 42°F (5.55°C). The hottest month, July, brings average lows of around 70°F (21.11°C) to highs of 88°F (31.11°C). 


Quality of Life 
  • Cost of Living: 25.4 percent below the national rate
  • Population: 802 based on the 2020 Census estimate
  • Median Home Sale Price: $158,000
  • Median Rent: $695 (1 bedroom)
  • Median Household Income: $60,694
  • Per Capita Income: $25,579
  • Live below the poverty line: 21.2 percent
  • Median Age: 38.7 years
  • Average commute time: 25.9 minutes


Memorial Hospital, Red Bud Regional Hospital, and Sparta Community Hospital are all located around Evansville in Randolph County.



Explorers can enroll younger family members in the Randolph County Public School District.


Road Trip

Evansville is a small town with great local activities. The Kaskaskia River Festival in the nearby Village of Athens, is a yearly must-attend event. Still, thanks to its central location, adventurous Explorers can hit the road for some more fun. Mark Twain National Forest in neighboring Missouri encompasses 1.5 million acres of public land open for hiking, camping, and recreational trails. Explorers can see the iconic Gateway Arch, catch a baseball game, visit museums, and more in St. Louis. Music City, Nashville, is also just a short road trip away with great dining, attractions, and, of course, live music. Bourbon City, Louisville, has shopping and performing arts, and what doesn’t the Windy City, Chicago, have? Watch the NBA’s Bulls take on the league’s best, visit the famous Willis Tower, or walk on Navy Pier. 


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