Energy is an equal opportunity employer and is a great place to live for many reasons. With a population of 1146 people, we are centrally located near the Rt. 13 corridor that runs East and West in Southern Illinois. This means that our residents have close proximity to shopping and services in Herrin, Marion and Carbondale and all the areas in between.

The weather is great with an annual chance for sunshine of 54.67%. Average high temperatures in July are 87.2 and lows in January of 19 degrees. The UV index is moderate and the average annual rainfall is 46.96 inches. Air quality is great with an average Air Quality Index of 95.85%.

Directly behind our Village Hall is Bruce Park which features a large playground for children as well as pavilions perfectly suited for family gatherings and BBQs. Only a few miles south on 148 is Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge. The refuge offers opportunities for boating, fishing and wildlife observation. At the Refuge Center, wildlife programs and tours designed for the entire family are held frequently.

Family is important in Energy. Our vigilant police force helps to keep our crime rate very low at only 19.05 with the national average being set at 100.

Williamson County Airport is close by offering a jumping-off point to St. Louis and beyond. Flight instruction, as well as car rental, is also available.

For more information please contact our Village Office at 618-942-6212.


Energy United Methodist

200 W. Read St.
Energy , IL 62933
(618) 942-6623

Lone Oak Baptist Church

809 Ryan Dr.
Energy , IL 62933
(618) 942-7451

First Baptist

101 So. Pershing Rd.
Energy , IL 62933
(618) 942-4121


Children in Energy attending public school go to Herrin Elementary School and Herrin High School. Unity Christian School, a private school, is located right on 148 a short distance south of the Energy Town Hall.

Unity Christian School

100 E College St.
Energy , IL 62933
(618) 942-3802

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North Side Primary Center

601 N. 17th St.
Herrin , IL 62948
(618) 942-3802

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North Side Primary Center will develop the talents of students by fostering unity and cooperation among peers in a stable academic, social and physical environment.

Through the cooperative efforts of staff, family, and community, we will be dedicated to promoting the skills to enable all students to become self-motivated life-long learners, to achieve their full potential, to be respectful and responsible citizens and to acquire the skills essential for success in school and life.

Herrin Community Elementary

5200 Herrin Rd.
Herrin, IL 62948
(618) 942-7451

Our mission is to provide a safe, nurturing environment that promotes lifelong learning and empowers all students to be competent, caring and responsible citizens.

Herrin Junior High School

700 S. 14th St.
Herrin, IL 62948
(618) 942-7451

Herrin Junior High School provides a positive learning environment in which all students are encouraged to succeed. Our Mission is to provide an atmosphere where students are nurtured academically, emotionally, socially, and physically.
It is our desire to foster a better school, and community. Through independent learning and individual responsibility, we hope to enable students to develop into responsible students.
Phone: 618-942-5603 Fax: 618-988-8821

Herrin High School

700 N. 10th St.
Herrin, IL 62948
(618) 942-7451

The faculty, staff and administration look forward to the challenge of continuing Herrin High School’s long tradition of excellence.Our goal for each student is to maximize academic performance and to develop social competence, responsibility and self-confidence. We believe that the positive development and success of all students are common goals and a collective responsibility shared by parents, students, community and school. We also believe that the central purpose of our school is to promote student learning, and that optimal learning conditions are best achieved when parents, students, community and school cooperate and mutually support each other.

Parks and Recreation

Bruce Park

Right in the middle of Energy you will find Bruce Park. A nicely manicured 8 acre park with trees, pavilions, ball diamonds and soccer fields. The park is a great place to take your family on an outing or for your kids to participate in local sports. While you are there, take a look at the military memorial. There is also a monument with the bell from a schoolhouse that stood on the site.

A good bit of the money for the development of Bruce Park was donated by Carl and Julia Bruce to provide children with a safe place to play.

A couple of very nice play areas are available for children and their moms in the park. These are well maintained and very nicely constructed.

There is room for the smaller kids and those a little older as well.