Introduction to Hazelwood, Missouri

Hazelwood, Missouri, in St. Louis county, is located 2 miles SW of Florissant, Missouri (center to center) and is 10 miles NW of St. Louis, Missouri. The city is part of the Saint Louis metropolitan statistical area (MSA).

Hazelwood History

Hazelwood is located in St. Louis County, which was established in 1812. In 1673, the French explorers Father Jacques Marquette and Louis Joliet first visited the area now known as Hazelwood. It was originally named Louisiana by a French explorer LaSalle, in honor of King Louis XIV. The French sold the land to Spain in 1762. The early settler of the area came from Charlottesville and Virginia. In 1949, it was incorporated as the Village of Hazelwood. It became a city on October 14, 1969.

Hazelwood and nearby Attractions

  • Blanchette Park & Aquatic Center
  • Saint Louis Holocaust Museum
  • Scott Joplin House State Historic Site
  • Museum of Transportation
  • Horseshoe Lake State Fish & Wildlife Area
  • Pere Marquette State Park

Things To Do In Hazelwood

Hazelwood offers easy access to Museum of Westward Expansion, Eugene Field House and Toy Museum, Missouri Historical Society Museum, Chatillon - Demenil Mansion, Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site, and Jefferson Barracks Historical Park. The Castlewood State Park, Frank Holten State Recreation Area, and Babler State Park are also worth taking a look around. One can even plan a trip to the Mississippi River State Fish and Wildlife Area, and Horseshoe Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area.

Hazelwood Transportation

Lambert - St Louis International Airport is nearby.

Hazelwood Higher Education

Sanford - Brown College is the local higher education institution. Others in the neighborhood include University of Missouri - St Louis, Saint Louis Community College - Florissant Valley, and Washington University.


Total Population 25,686
Male Share of the Population 49.2%
Female Share of the Population 50.8%
Senior Citizens 12.3%
Employed Population 16+ 12,580
Age of the Population 36


% of people married 39.8%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 23.9%
Median Earnings25+ $35,586
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $18,299
Median Earnings With High School Degree $29,798


Median Family Income $56,578
% Above Poverty Level 85.4%
% Below Poverty Level 14.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 3.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2%
% Using Public Transportation 1.8%


People Living Alone 32.9%
Median Gross Rent $813
Median House Value $106,900


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 45%
US/American 0%
English 6.4%
Irish 12.5%

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

Hazelwood Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 2 miles SW of Florissant, Missouri (center to center)
Nearest Large City 10 miles NW of St. Louis, Missouri
County St Louis
Metro Area Saint Louis
Standard Zip Codes 63042, 63043, 63044, 63045, 63135
Phone Area Codes 314
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.771
Longitude -90.37

Hazelwood Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 1.5 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 8.5 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 10 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, Hazelwood, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Bridgeton Terrace (63044)

Burke City (63135)

Earth City (63045)

Robertson (63042)

Vigus (63042)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Berkeley 9,083 $43,438
Bridgeton 11,699 $64,836
Calverton Park 1,289 $47,500
Edmundson 898 $36,667
Florissant 52,356 $60,681
Kinloch 267 $16,875

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

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Student/teacher ratio: 19.9

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