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Overview

Introduction to Chesterfield, Missouri

Chesterfield, Missouri, in St. Louis county, is located 9 miles SW of St. Charles, Missouri (center to center) and is 16 miles W of St. Louis, Missouri. The city is considered part of the Saint Louis metropolitan area.

Chesterfield History

Among the early inhabitants of the area were Lawrence and William Long who arrived in the region in 1797. Col. Justus Post, a resident of Middlebury, Vermont, came to this place in 1815. The town of Chesterfield was platted in 1838. The present day city of Chesterfield includes the historical communities of Bellefontaine, Lake, Gumbo, Monarch, and Bonhomme. On January 24, 1967, the city was hit by a powerful F4 tornado that caused heavy damage to property.

Chesterfield and nearby Attractions

  • Chesterfield Mall
  • Saint Louis Holocaust Museum
  • Babler State Park
  • Jefferson Barracks Historical Park

Things To Do In Chesterfield

The city of Chesterfield offers easy access to several museums including the Magic House, Saint Louis Children's Museum, and Saint Louis Holocaust Museum. Shopping can be enjoyed at the Four Seasons Shopping Center and the Chesterfield Mall. One can also attend Mass service at local churches like the Antioch Church, and Saint Thomas Church. The Babler State Park and Castlewood State Park are worth taking a look around. The city's residents also celebrate the Faust Folk Festival and the St. Louis County Fair every year.

Chesterfield Transportation

Lambert-St Louis International Airport is close to Chesterfield.

Chesterfield Higher Education

Higher educational opportunities are available through nearby Maryville University of Saint Louis, Lindenwood University, St Charles County Community College, and Saint Louis Community College-Meramec.

People

Total Population 47,706
Male Share of the Population 47%
Female Share of the Population 53%
Senior Citizens 22.4%
Employed Population 16+ 22,419
Age of the Population 46

Families

% of people married 62.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 65.5%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $118,012
% Above Poverty Level 94.9%
% Below Poverty Level 5.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 6.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.9%
% Using Public Transportation 0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 25.4%
Median Gross Rent $1,075
Median House Value $338,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 21.4%
US/American 0.2%
English 10.3%
Irish 14.1%

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

Chesterfield Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 9 miles SW of St. Charles, Missouri (center to center)
Nearest Large City 16 miles W of St. Louis, Missouri
County St Louis
Metro Area Saint Louis
Standard Zip Codes 63005, 63017
P.O. Box Zip Codes 63006
Phone Area Codes 636
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.663
Longitude -90.576

Chesterfield 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 CHARLES 7 SSW
Distance 3.5 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
Station WELDON SPRING NWS
Distance 6.3 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
Station ST PETERS 2 SSE
Distance 6.4 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, Chesterfield, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Gumbo (63005)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Ballwin 30,484 $97,488
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/.

Chesterfield Hospitals

ST LUKES HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
232 S WOODS MILL RD
(314) 434-1500
Emergency Service: Yes

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Chesterfield High Schools

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MARQUETTE SR. HIGH
2351 CLARKSON RD
636-537-4300
Serves 2,110 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.3

PARKWAY CENTRAL HIGH
14653 CLAYTON RD
314-415-7500
Serves 1,455 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.6

BABLER LODGE
1010 LODGE RD
636-458-2992
A Non-traditional School
Serves 21 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 7

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