Introduction to Eureka, Missouri

Eureka, Missouri, in St. Louis county, is located 20 miles S of St. Peters, Missouri and 20 miles SW of St. Louis, Missouri. The city is considered part of the Saint Louis metropolitan area. Eureka has a population of 7,676.

Eureka History

Eureka was incorporated on April 7, 1954. Initially a village, the city was platted in 1858 along the Pacific Railroad route. By 1890, its population began increasing and the village started developing. The city’s earliest known inhabitants were the Shawnee Native Americans. The St. Louis Children's Industrial Farm was established in the city in 1898.

Eureka and nearby Attractions

  • Route 66 State Park
  • Jefferson Barracks Historical Park
  • Missouri Historical Society Museum
  • Castlewood State Park
  • Saint Louis Holocaust Museum

Things To Do In Eureka

The Robertsville State Park and the Castlewood State Park offer opportunities for camping, fishing, swimming and picnicking. Local museums include the Saint Louis Holocaust Museum and the Missouri Historical Society Museum.

Eureka Transportation

Lambert-Saint Louis International Airport is nearby.

Eureka Higher Education

Nearby colleges and universities include Saint Louis Community College, Saint Louis University, Southern Illinois University, Southwestern Illinois College and the University of Missouri.


Total Population 10,375
Male Share of the Population 52.3%
Female Share of the Population 47.7%
Senior Citizens 10.4%
Employed Population 16+ 4,463
Age of the Population 37


% of people married 56.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 38.7%
Median Earnings25+ $51,676
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $14,375
Median Earnings With High School Degree $33,806


Median Family Income $98,450
% Above Poverty Level 95.4%
% Below Poverty Level 4.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 29 minutes
% Working from Home 7.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0%
% Using Public Transportation 0.8%


People Living Alone 14.5%
Median Gross Rent $1,000
Median House Value $220,000


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 19%
US/American 0%
English 7.9%
Irish 18.6%

Eureka Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 20 miles S of St. Peters, Missouri (center to center)
Nearest Large City 20 miles SW of St. Louis, Missouri
County St Louis
Metro Area Saint Louis
Standard Zip Codes 63025
Phone Area Codes 636
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.502
Longitude -90.627

Eureka Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 13.9 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
Distance 14 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
Distance 17.1 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, Eureka, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Crescent (63025)

Hoene Spring (63025)

Times Beach (63025)

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

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Location Population Median Family Income
Ballwin 30,478 $95,148
Ellisville 9,162 $101,480
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Student/teacher ratio: 18

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