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Overview

Introduction to Olivette, Missouri

Olivette, Missouri, in St. Louis county, is located 5 miles NW of St. Louis, Missouri. The city is included in the Saint Louis metropolitan area.

Olivette History

Olivette was first settled in the mid 1800s. At that time, it was a small farming community. It was located along an old Indian trail called Bonhomme Road. Olivette was incorporated in 1930 by merging the communities of Tower Hill, Stratmann, Central and Olive. The first brick schoolhouse of St. Louis County was built in Olivette.

Olivette and nearby Attractions

  • Saint Louis Zoo
  • Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Saint Louis Holocaust Museum
  • Scott Joplin House State Historic Site
  • Horseshoe Lake State Fish & Wildlife Area
  • Castlewood State Park

Things To Do In Olivette

The Shaw Park Aquatic Center and the Saint Louis Zoo are each accessible from Olivette. Local golfers can enjoy a round at the Ruth Park Golf Course. The Chatillon-Demenil Mansion, the Ulysses S. Grant Farm, the Jefferson Barracks Historical Park, the Magic House, the Saint Louis Children's Museum and the Saint Louis Science Center are some of the major attractions. The Frank Holten State Recreation Area provides facilities for boating and fishing. It also includes a golf course and scenic picnic areas.

Olivette Transportation

Lambert-St Louis International is nearby.

Olivette Higher Education

Washington University, Webster University and Maryville University of Saint Louis are the local universities.

People

Total Population 7,843
Male Share of the Population 47.7%
Female Share of the Population 52.3%
Senior Citizens 16.7%
Employed Population 16+ 3,639
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 58.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 58.9%
Median Earnings25+ $44,867
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,703
Median Earnings With High School Degree $22,342

Wealth

Median Family Income $95,850
% Above Poverty Level 95.9%
% Below Poverty Level 4.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 5.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.4%
% Using Public Transportation 2.7%

Housing

People Living Alone 22%
Median Gross Rent $928
Median House Value $295,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 40.7%
US/American 0%
English 7.4%
Irish 9.5%

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

Olivette Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 5 miles NW of St. Louis, Missouri
County St Louis
Metro Area Saint Louis
Standard Zip Codes 63132
Phone Area Codes 314
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.665
Longitude -90.375

Olivette 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 LOUIS INTL AP
Distance 5.9 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 CHARLES 7 SSW
Distance 7.7 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 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
Creve Coeur 17,944 $142,285
Frontenac 3,523 $169,522
Ladue 8,559 $211,667

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

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