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Overview

Introduction to Arnold, Missouri

Arnold, Missouri, in Jefferson county, is located 14 miles S of St. Louis, Missouri. It is part of the surrounding Saint Louis metro area.

Arnold History

Located in the Saint Louis metro area, the region was named after George Arnold, the city’s first post master. The area was previously known as "Flamm City" and "Maxville." The first European to settle in the region was Jean Baptiste Gamache. Telegraph lines were originally built here after 1850. The city of Arnold was incorporated in 1972.

Arnold and nearby Attractions

  • Museum of Westward Expansion
  • Horseshoe Lake State Fish & Wildlife Area
  • Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site
  • Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Saint Louis Science Center
  • Illinois Caverns State Natural Area

Things To Do In Arnold

The Campbell House, the Ulysses S. Grant Farm, the Carondelet Historic Center and the Museum of Transportation are all close by. At the Horseshoe Lake State Fish & Wildlife Area-Madison, visitors can enjoy boating, fishing, camping, hiking and picnicking. The Illinois Caverns State Natural Area has caves with rimstone dams, and stalactite and stalagmite formations. The Missouri Botanical Garden, the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House and the Saint Louis Zoo are all accessible from Arnold.

Arnold Transportation

Flights are available from Lambert-Saint Louis International Airport.

Arnold Higher Education

Saint Louis Community College-Meramec, Webster University and Jefferson College are some of the local colleges and universities.

People

Total Population 21,123
Male Share of the Population 49.7%
Female Share of the Population 50.3%
Senior Citizens 16%
Employed Population 16+ 10,129
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 51.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 20%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $63,765
% Above Poverty Level 90.7%
% Below Poverty Level 9.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 1.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.9%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 24.8%
Median Gross Rent $849
Median House Value $142,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 16.3%
US/American 0.1%
English 7.7%
Irish 17.1%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Arnold Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 14 miles S of St. Louis, Missouri
County Jefferson
Metro Area Saint Louis
Standard Zip Codes 63010
Phone Area Codes 636
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.432
Longitude -90.377

Arnold Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station FESTUS
Distance 11.6 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 39 F
Apr Temp 41 to 67 F
Jul Temp 64 to 88 F
Oct Temp 42 to 70 F
Annual Precip 39.9 inches
Station WATERLOO
Distance 14.1 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 38 F
Apr Temp 45 to 66 F
Jul Temp 68 to 89 F
Oct Temp 47 to 69 F
Annual Precip 42.1 inches
Station ST CHARLES 7 SSW
Distance 18.9 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 38 F
Apr Temp 43 to 66 F
Jul Temp 67 to 89 F
Oct Temp 43 to 69 F
Annual Precip 38 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Arnold, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Maxville (63010)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bella Villa 756 $58,125
Crestwood 11,961 $77,991
Fenton 4,033 $102,695

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Arnold High Schools

FOX SR. HIGH
751 JEFFCO BLVD
636-296-5210
Serves 1,826 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.4

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