Introduction to Ballwin, Missouri

Ballwin, Missouri, in St. Louis county, is located 13 miles S of St. Charles, Missouri (center to center) and is 14 miles W of St. Louis, Missouri. The city is considered part of the Saint Louis metropolitan area. Ballwin has a population of 31,283.

Ballwin History

The city of Ballwin was founded by a settler called John Ball. It was only after 1826 that roads and rail routes were built in the area. The city was initially known as "Ballshow". It was christened "Ballwin" in the year 1837. Ballwin was incorporated in 1950, and soon became one of the most developed cities. It was the construction of roads in the city that paved the way for further developments.

Ballwin and nearby Attractions

  • Gateway Arch
  • Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Saint Louis Zoo
  • Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House
  • Saint Louis Art Museum
  • Castlewood State Park

Things To Do In Ballwin

The Missouri Botanical Garden, Saint Louis Zoo, and Castlewood State Park are among the popular tourist haunts in and near Ballwin. Tourists can visit the Saint Louis Art Museum to learn more about the history of the city. The Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House and the Gateway Arch are also worth taking a look around.

Ballwin Transportation

The Lambert-Saint Louis International Airport is close by.

Ballwin Higher Education

Opportunities for higher education are available at the Saint Louis Community College, Saint Louis University, Southern Illinois University, and University of Missouri.


Total Population 30,484
Male Share of the Population 46.8%
Female Share of the Population 53.2%
Senior Citizens 15.8%
Employed Population 16+ 15,519
Age of the Population 41


% of people married 62.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 54.2%
Median Earnings25+ $49,358
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $22,491
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,365


Median Family Income $97,488
% Above Poverty Level 97%
% Below Poverty Level 3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.4%
% Using Public Transportation 0.3%


People Living Alone 18.8%
Median Gross Rent $1,041
Median House Value $240,400


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 18.1%
US/American 0%
English 11.4%
Irish 19.9%

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

Ballwin Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 13 miles S of St. Charles, Missouri (center to center)
Nearest Large City 14 miles W of St. Louis, Missouri
County St Louis
Metro Area Saint Louis
Standard Zip Codes 63011, 63021
P.O. Box Zip Codes 63022, 63024
Phone Area Codes 636
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.595
Longitude -90.546

Ballwin Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 6.3 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
Distance 10.4 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 38 F
Apr Temp 44 to 66 F
Jul Temp 68 to 88 F
Oct Temp 45 to 69 F
Annual Precip 38.6 inches
Distance 11.4 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 38 F
Apr Temp 42 to 67 F
Jul Temp 68 to 90 F
Oct Temp 45 to 70 F
Annual Precip 38.2 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Sherman (63021)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Clarkson Valley 2,634 $168,000
Ellisville 9,181 $102,367
Manchester 18,187 $96,339

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

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Student/teacher ratio: 16.9

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