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 VĂ©niard 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 11,654
Male Share of the Population 46.3%
Female Share of the Population 53.7%
Senior Citizens 17.9%
Employed Population 16+ 5,204
Age of the Population 43


% of people married 46.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 29%
Median Earnings25+ $34,056
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,684
Median Earnings With High School Degree $25,538


Median Family Income $61,597
% Above Poverty Level 80.7%
% Below Poverty Level 19.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.2%
% Using Public Transportation 1.6%


People Living Alone 30.2%
Median Gross Rent $846
Median House Value $159,700


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 36.4%
US/American 0%
English 9.1%
Irish 13.3%

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 951 $44,250
Hazelwood 25,671 $56,700

Bridgeton Hospitals

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

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