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Overview

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.

People

Total Population 10,450
Male Share of the Population 51%
Female Share of the Population 49%
Senior Citizens 10.4%
Employed Population 16+ 4,664
Age of the Population 38

Families

% of people married 59.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 41.8%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $99,855
% Above Poverty Level 94.5%
% Below Poverty Level 5.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 28 minutes
% Working from Home 6.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.8%
% Using Public Transportation 1%

Housing

People Living Alone 13.1%
Median Gross Rent $1,006
Median House Value $233,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 16.1%
US/American 0%
English 7.8%
Irish 20.5%

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

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

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 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
Station WELDON SPRING NWS
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
Station ST PETERS 2 SSE
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.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Ballwin 30,484 $97,488
Ellisville 9,181 $102,367

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

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EUREKA SR. HIGH
4525 HWY 109
636-938-2400
Serves 1,422 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18

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