Introduction to Bridgeton, Missouri

Bridgeton, Missouri, in St. Louis county, is located 3 miles E of St. Charles, Missouri (center to center) and is 11 miles NW of St. Louis, Missouri. The city is located in the Saint Louis metropolitan area and has a population of 15,550.

Bridgeton History

The area was traveled by Etienne de Véniard de Bourgmont in 1724. This trail later became the main route between St. Charles and St. Louis. The Spanish controlled the place in 1768, and the Americans took over after 1804. Bridgeton was originally platted in 1794. It was then known as Marais des Liards. The city of Bridgeton was chartered in 1843.

Bridgeton and nearby Attractions

  • Gentry County Park
  • Missouri Historical Society Museum
  • Bridgeton Crossing Family Aquatic Park
  • Berry Hill Golf Course

Things To Do In Bridgeton

Tourists in Bridgeton can pay a visit to the Missouri Historical Society Museum in order to learn more about the past of Missouri. A wide variety of recreational facilities are offered in the local parks including Appletree Park, Riverwoods Park, and Gentry County Park. One can also visit the Bridgeton Crossing Family Aquatic Park with family and friends. The Berry Hill Golf Course is the ideal destination for golf lovers.

Bridgeton Transportation

Lambert-St Louis International Airport is a short distance away from Bridgeton.

Bridgeton Higher Education

Higher education institutes near Bridgeton include the Maryville University of Saint Louis, Saint Louis Community College-Florissant Valley, University of Missouri-St Louis, and Washington University.


Total Population 11,699
Male Share of the Population 47.4%
Female Share of the Population 52.6%
Senior Citizens 19%
Employed Population 16+ 5,166
Age of the Population 44


% of people married 46.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 28.7%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $64,836
% Above Poverty Level 84.9%
% Below Poverty Level 15.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 2.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.7%
% Using Public Transportation 3.1%


People Living Alone 28.9%
Median Gross Rent $870
Median House Value $158,900


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 32.7%
US/American 0.1%
English 10.4%
Irish 14.7%

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

Bridgeton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles E of St. Charles, Missouri (center to center)
Nearest Large City 11 miles NW of St. Louis, Missouri
County St Louis
Metro Area Saint Louis
Standard Zip Codes 63044, 63045
Phone Area Codes 314
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.766
Longitude -90.411

Bridgeton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 2.7 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
Distance 6.6 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 38 F
Apr Temp 43 to 66 F
Jul Temp 67 to 89 F
Oct Temp 44 to 69 F
Annual Precip 40.1 inches
Distance 8.1 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, Bridgeton, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Bridgeton Terrace (63044)

Earth City (63045)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Edmundson 898 $36,667
Hazelwood 25,686 $56,578

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

Bridgeton Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
(314) 344-6000
Emergency Service: Yes

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