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Overview

Introduction to Berkeley, Missouri

Berkeley, Missouri, in St. Louis county, is located 2 miles S of Florissant, Missouri (center to center) and is 9 miles N of St. Louis, Missouri. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Saint Louis metropolitan area.

Berkeley History

The city of Berkeley is located in the Saint Louis County. Members of the Huichin tribe were the early settlers of this area. They inhabited the region till the late 18th century when the Europeans took over the place. The city of Berkeley was created as a result of the merger of two different communities which came together in 1878. It was in the late 19th century that the city experienced rapid development due to the construction of railroads and educational centers.

Berkeley and nearby Attractions

  • Mississippi River State Fish & Wildlife Area
  • Jefferson Barracks Historical Park
  • Scott Joplin House State Historic Site
  • Ulysses S. Grant Farm
  • Pere Marquette State Park

Things To Do In Berkeley

Mississippi River State Fish & Wildlife Area, Jefferson Barracks Historical Park, and Pere Marquette State Park are among the popular tourist haunts near Berkeley. The city also boasts of several historical sites such as the Scott Joplin House State Historic Site and the Jefferson Barracks Historical Park. These sites have displays of artifacts from the time of the early settlers.

Berkeley Transportation

The Lambert-Saint Louis International Airport is close to the city.

Berkeley Higher Education

Higher educational opportunities can be availed through Southwestern Illinois College, University of Missouri, Washington University in Saint Louis, and Webster University.

People

Total Population 9,083
Male Share of the Population 45.3%
Female Share of the Population 54.7%
Senior Citizens 12.1%
Employed Population 16+ 3,760
Age of the Population 33

Families

% of people married 27.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 13.3%
Median Earnings25+ $25,374
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $22,634
Median Earnings With High School Degree $22,500

Wealth

Median Family Income $43,438
% Above Poverty Level 74.6%
% Below Poverty Level 25.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 2.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 5.2%
% Using Public Transportation 5.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 36.9%
Median Gross Rent $950
Median House Value $66,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 74.3%
US/American 0%
English 2.2%
Irish 5.4%

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

Berkeley Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 2 miles S of Florissant, Missouri (center to center)
Nearest Large City 9 miles N of St. Louis, Missouri
County St Louis
Metro Area Saint Louis
Standard Zip Codes 63134, 63140
Phone Area Codes 314
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.754
Longitude -90.331

Berkeley 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 ST LOUIS INTL AP
Distance 1.9 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 38 F
Apr Temp 47 to 67 F
Jul Temp 71 to 90 F
Oct Temp 48 to 68 F
Annual Precip 38.7 inches
Station ALTON MELVIN PRICE L&D
Distance 10.7 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 36 F
Apr Temp 45 to 64 F
Jul Temp 69 to 88 F
Oct Temp 46 to 68 F
Annual Precip 38.5 inches
Station ST CHARLES 7 SSW
Distance 11.2 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Calverton Park 1,289 $47,500
Edmundson 898 $36,667
Ferguson 21,120 $46,808
Florissant 52,356 $60,681
Hazelwood 25,686 $56,578
Kinloch 267 $16,875

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

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