Olivette, Missouri

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Olivette, Missouri

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. As of the year 2000 census, 7,438 people resided in Olivette.

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.

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High Points

Olivette strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Missouri):

Category Trophy
Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 1% trophy Olivette Racial Diversity
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. State)
Top 6% Olivette Well-Paid Single Women
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Olivette College Educated Adults
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. State)
Top 7% Olivette Well-Paid Single Men
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 8% Olivette Median Family Income
Public Transportation Use
(vs. State)
Top 9% Olivette Public Transportation Use
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. State)
Top 11% Olivette People in Middle Class or Better
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. State)
Top 12% Olivette Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Olivette, Missouri

Comparing Olivette to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Missouri (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 10 9
Racial Diversity 9 10
Well-Paid Single Women 9 10
Well-Paid Single Men 9 10
Female Share of the Population 8 6
Senior Citizens 8 6
Male Share of the Population 3 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 8
Average Household Size 4 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 10 10
Median Family Income 8 10
People Above Poverty 8 9
People in Middle Class or Better 8 9

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 9 9
Public Transportation Use 7 10
Short Commute Times 7 7
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 1
People Living Alone 5 3
Housing Recently Built 3 3
Affordability of Rents 3 1
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 7 6
Low Violent Crime 3 3

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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

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
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
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
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
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Olivette Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 7,438 100%
Male 3,503 47.1%
Female 3,935 52.9%
Under 18 1,771 23.8%
18+ 5,667 76.2%
65+ 1,287 17.3%
Median Age 42.1
Average Family Size 2.91
White 5,235 70.4%
African-American 1,629 21.9%
Asian 372 5%
American Indian & Alaskan 6 0.1%
Other 56 0.8%
Mixed Race 139 1.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 117 1.6%

Estimated Olivette Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 7,455
Growth 17
Growth % 0.2%

Olivette Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 33%
German 15.8%
Russian 10%
Irish 7.9%
English 6.5%
US/American 4.5%
Italian 3.4%
Polish 3.3%
French (except Basque) 1.6%
Eastern European 1.3%
Scotch-Irish 1.2%
Ethiopian 1.2%
European 1.1%
Ukrainian 1%
Lithuanian 0.7%
Scottish 0.7%
British 0.5%
Scandinavian 0.5%
Norwegian 0.5%
African 0.5%
Austrian 0.4%
Armenian 0.4%
Serbian 0.4%
Israeli 0.4%
French Canadian 0.4%
Czech 0.4%
Nigerian 0.3%
Zimbabwean 0.3%
Haitian 0.2%
Finnish 0.2%
Hungarian 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
Greek 0.2%
Welsh 0.2%
Romanian 0.2%
Danish 0.2%
Dutch 0.2%
Northern European 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Olivette 7,438 $67,569
Creve Coeur 16,500 $99,100
Frontenac 3,483 $136,972
Ladue 8,645 $179,328
Overland 16,838 $43,655
St. John 6,871 $43,922
Vinita Park 1,924 $33,523
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