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Overview

Introduction to Des Peres, Missouri

Des Peres, Missouri, in St. Louis county, is located 8 miles W of St. Louis, Missouri. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the Saint Louis metropolitan area with. Des Pere’s population is approximately 8,592.

Des Peres History

Des Peres City derived its name from a French word meaning 'fathers.' The city was named after the river Des Peres, which ran through the town. The Michigamea, Moingwena, Tamaora and Kaskaskia Native Americans were the first settlers in this area. The first Europeans settled in this area in the early 1800s. By 1850, the city’s population increased to 75,000.

Des Peres and nearby Attractions

  • Horseshoe Lake State Fish & Wildlife Area
  • Saint Louis Holocaust Museum
  • Castlewood State Park
  • Scott Joplin House State Historic Site
  • Jefferson Barracks Historical Park
  • Frank Holten State Recreation Area

Things To Do In Des Peres

The Scott Joplin House State Historic Site, the Jefferson Barracks Historical Park are accessible from Des Peres. Recreational parks include the Frank Holten State Recreation Area and the Horseshoe Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area.

Des Peres Transportation

Air transportation is available from the Lambert-Saint Louis International Airport.

Des Peres Higher Education

Local colleges and universities include Washington University, the Maryville University of Saint Louis Principia College and Webster University.

People

Total Population 8,480
Male Share of the Population 48.6%
Female Share of the Population 51.4%
Senior Citizens 17.5%
Employed Population 16+ 4,435
Age of the Population 46

Families

% of people married 67.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 70.4%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $125,885
% Above Poverty Level 97.9%
% Below Poverty Level 2.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 7.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.7%
% Using Public Transportation 0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 12.4%
Median Gross Rent $1,192
Median House Value $371,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 8.8%
US/American 0.4%
English 15%
Irish 20.8%

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

Des Peres Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 8 miles W of St. Louis, Missouri
County St Louis
Metro Area Saint Louis
Standard Zip Codes 63122, 63131
Phone Area Codes 314
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.6
Longitude -90.432

Des Peres 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 7.3 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
Station ST LOUIS INTL AP
Distance 10.9 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 ST PETERS 2 SSE
Distance 14.3 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Crystal Lake Park 494 $144,750
Frontenac 3,523 $169,522
Huntleigh 372 $167,500
Kirkwood 27,612 $107,346

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

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