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Overview

Introduction to St. Louis, Missouri

St. Louis, located in east central Missouri on the Mississippi River, is the second-largest city in the state. Incorporated as a city in 1822, St. Louis prospered as a fur trading center and, due to its prime location on the Mississippi, quickly became a major transportation hub. The city is one of the world's beer capitals, with Anheuser-Busch Breweries headquartered there. The city is also home to several major companies, including Monsanto, Solutia and Energizer. A Boeing plant is also located in the city.

St. Louis Culture

The city's most famous landmark is the 630-foot Gateway Arch, designed by Eero Saarinen and erected in 1965 to symbolize St. Louis as the gateway to the American West. The Municipal Theatre, the largest and oldest outdoor musical theatre in the US, is located in Forest Park. Many of the city's cultural attractions are also located in Forest Park, including the St. Louis Zoological Park, the Municipal Theatre ("The Muny"), the St. Louis Science Center and Observatory, the Saint Louis Art Museum and the Missouri History Museum. Other cultural attractions include the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, the Opera Theatre of St. Louis, the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis and the St. Louis Shakespeare Company.

St. Louis Sports and Leisure

St. Louis is one of America's top sports cities, with a passionate fan base for its four major league teams. Major league baseball's St. Louis Cardinals play at 49,779-seat Busch stadium. The NFL's St. Louis Rams play at the 66,975-seat Edward Jones Dome, which also hosts major college sports events like the Big 12 Championship game in football and the NCAA Final Four in basketball. The brand new, 21,000-seat Savvis Center holds the home ice of the NHL's St. Louis Blues as well as the home court of the St. Louis Billikens for college basketball. Just across the Mississippi River in Illinois, Gateway International Raceway hosts NASCAR events throughout the year.

St. Louis Outdoors

With its agreeable climate and prime location at the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi rivers, St. Louis offers great recreational opportunities. The Columbia Bottom Conservation Area is a 4,300-acre conservation area with access to both rivers, allowing hunting, fishing, hiking and biking. More wildlife can be seen at 546-acre Lone Elk Park within the city and at 8,000-acre Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center 45 minutes away in Grafton, Illinois. You can hike, hunt, fish, ride horses in the summer and see bald eagles fly during the winter.

St. Louis at Night

St. Louis has a thriving nightlife, helping it rank #22 on the Forbes list of the Best Cities for Singles. With Anheuser-Busch based in the city, would you expect anything less? The historic Soulard neighborhood just south of Busch Stadium is the city's best place to see live music, with many clubs within walking distance. Laclede's Landing on the Mississippi River is a large area packed with restaurants, bars and nightclubs, and with easy access to riverboat gambling casinos.

People

Total Population
Male Share of the Population
Female Share of the Population
Senior Citizens
Employed Population 16+
Age of the Population

Families

% of people married
Average household size

Education and Earnings

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

Wealth

Median Family Income
% Above Poverty Level
% Below Poverty Level

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time
% Working from Home
% Walking and Biking to Work
% Using Public Transportation

Housing

People Living Alone
Median Gross Rent
Median House Value

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)
US/American
English
Irish

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

St Louis Almanac

Category Value
County St Louis
Metro Area Saint Louis
Standard Zip Codes 63101, 63102, 63103, 63104, 63105, 63106, 63107, 63108, 63109, 63110, 63111, 63112, 63113, 63114, 63115, 63116, 63117, 63118, 63119, 63120, 63121, 63122, 63123, 63124, 63125, 63126, 63127, 63128, 63129, 63130, 63131, 63132, 63133, 63134, 63135, 63136, 63137, 63138, 63139, 63140, 63141, 63143, 631
P.O. Box Zip Codes 63145, 63151, 63156, 63157, 63158, 63163, 63166, 63169, 63177, 63178, 63179, 63188
Company Zip Codes 63150, 63160, 63164, 63167, 63171, 63180, 63182, 63190, 63195, 63196, 63197, 63198, 63199
Phone Area Codes 314
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.627
Longitude -90.197

St Louis 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 SCIENCE CTR
Distance 0.8 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 38 F
Apr Temp 47 to 66 F
Jul Temp 71 to 91 F
Oct Temp 49 to 69 F
Annual Precip 38.8 inches
Station ST LOUIS INTL AP
Distance 9.5 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
Station ST CHARLES 7 SSW
Distance 13.3 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Clayton 15,900 $150,046

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

St Louis Public Libraries

Library
Saint Louis Public Library
1301 OLIVE STREET
St Louis, Missouri
(314) 241-2288
Library Web Site
Saint Louis County Library
1640 SOUTH LINDBERGH BLVD
St Louis, Missouri
(314) 994-3300

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St Louis Hospitals

BARNES JEWISH HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
ONE BARNES-JEWISH HOSPITAL PLAZA
(314) 747-3000
Emergency Service: Yes

ST LOUIS UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
(Proprietary)
3635 VISTA AVE
(314) 577-8000
Emergency Service: Yes

ST ALEXIUS HOSPITAL
(Proprietary)
3933 S BROADWAY
(314) 865-7000
Emergency Service: Yes

ST ANTHONYS MEDICAL CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
10010 KENNERLY ROAD
(314) 525-1000
Emergency Service: Yes

CHRISTIAN HOSPITAL NORTHEAST
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
11133 DUNN ROAD
(314) 653-5000
Emergency Service: Yes

FOREST PARK HOSPITAL
(Proprietary)
6150 OAKLAND AVE
(314) 768-3000
Emergency Service: Yes

ST JOHNS MERCY MEDICAL CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
615 NEW BALLAS ROAD
(314) 569-6000
Emergency Service: Yes

St. Louis VA Medical Center - Jefferson Barracks Division
(VA)
1 Jefferson Barracks Drive
314-652-4100 or (800) 228-5459
Emergency Service:

St. Louis VA Medical Center - John Cochran Division
(VA)
915 North Grand Blvd.
314-652-4100/800-228-5459
Emergency Service:

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St Louis High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

OAKVILLE SR. HIGH
5557 MILBURN RD
314-467-7000
Serves 2,098 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19

MEHLVILLE SR. HIGH
3200 LEMAY FERRY RD
314-467-6000
Serves 1,956 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18

RIVERVIEW GARDENS SR. HIGH
1218 SHEPLEY
314-869-4700
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 1,913 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18

HAZELWOOD EAST HIGH
11300 DUNN RD
314-953-5600
Serves 1,881 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.9

LINDBERGH SR. HIGH
4900 S LINDBERGH
314-729-2410
Serves 1,831 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.7

RITENOUR SR. HIGH
9100 ST CHARLES ROCK RD
314-493-6105
Serves 1,758 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.2

ROOSEVELT HIGH
3230 HARTFORD ST
314-776-6040
Serves 1,557 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.9

BEAUMONT HIGH
3836 NATURAL BRIDGE AVE
314-533-2410
Serves 1,433 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.6

VASHON HIGH
3035 CASS AVE
314-533-9487
Serves 1,429 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.5

GATEWAY HIGH
5101 MCREE AVE
314-776-3300
A Magnet School.
Serves 1,424 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.3

WEBSTER GROVES HIGH
100 SELMA AVE
314-963-6400
Serves 1,361 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.1

NORMANDY HIGH
6701 ST CHARLES ROCK RD
314-493-0600
Serves 1,251 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.5

SUMNER HIGH
4248 COTTAGE AVE
314-371-1048
A Magnet School.
Serves 1,094 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.3

LADUE HORTON WATKINS HIGH
1201 S WARSON RD
314-993-6447
Serves 1,083 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.6

CLEVELAND NJROTC ACADEMY
4352 LOUISIANA AVE
314-832-0933
A Magnet School.
Serves 976 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.6

SOLDAN INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
918 UNION BLVD
314-367-9222
A Magnet School.
Serves 852 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14

AFFTON HIGH
8309 MACKENZIE RD
314-638-6330
Serves 832 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.9

EXTERNAL SITES
12110 CLAYTON RD
314-989-8100
A Special Education School
Serves 526 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 0.7

CENTRAL VISUAL/PERF. ARTS HIGH
3616 N GARRISON AVE
314-371-1045
A Magnet School.
Serves 507 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 8.6

MCCLUER SOUTH-BERKELEY HIGH
201 BROTHERTON LN
314-506-9800
Serves 495 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.3

BAYLESS SR. HIGH
4530 WEBER RD
314-544-6342
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 472 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.7

NORMANDY TECH. SCH.
4333 GOODFELLOW BLVD
314-679-6190
Serves 334 students.

METRO HIGH
4015 MCPHERSON AVE
314-534-3894
A Magnet School.
Serves 232 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.3

GATEWAY/HUBERT WHEELER ST SCH
100 S GARRISON
314-453-5005
Serves 125 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 3.7

COMMUNITY ACCESS JOB TRAINING
3125 S KINGSHIGHWAY BLVD
314-771-7796
Serves 120 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 6

ESKRIDGE HIGH
1200 SUTTER
314-290-7800
A Title I School.
Serves 109 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 8.4

GRISCOM DETENTION CTR.
3847 ENRIGHT AVE
314-552-2219
Serves 96 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 7.4

MEDA P. WASHINGTON EDUC. CTR.
2030 S VANDEVENTER AVE
314-771-4041
Serves 88 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 4.9

GALLAUDET SCH. FOR DEAF ELEM.
1616 S GRAND BLVD
314-771-2894
Serves 47 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 2.8

HOGAN ST REGIONAL YOUTH CTR.
1839 HOGAN ST
314-241-7525
A Non-traditional School
Serves 34 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 6.8

SPANISH LAKE CAMPUS
13312 BELLEFONTAINE RD
314-355-2642
A Non-traditional School
Serves 24 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 8

MSB HIGH
3815 MAGNOLIA AVE
314-776-4320
Serves 24 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 2

BISSELL HALL
13298 BELLEFONTAINE RD
314-355-8088
A Non-traditional School
Serves 24 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 24

FORT BELLEFONTAINE CAMPUS
13290 BELLEFONTAINE RD
314-355-7807
A Non-traditional School
Serves 24 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 6

TWIN RIVERS
13316 BELLEFONTAINE RD
314-355-4189
A Non-traditional School
Serves 21 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 5.3

ST. LOUIS CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL
400 S KINGSHIGHWAY BLVD
314-454-2470
Serves 17 students.

REACH ST. LOUIS DAY TREATMENT
6124 ENRIGHT AVE
314-725-4122
A Non-traditional School
Serves 16 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16

LEWIS AND CLARK HALL
13311 BELLEFONTAINE RD
314-355-7809
A Non-traditional School
Serves 13 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13

DISCOVERY HALL
13315 BELLEFONTAINE RD
314-355-8088
A Non-traditional School
Serves 11 students.

CARDINAL GLENNON HOSPITAL
1465 S GRAND BLVD
314-577-5600
A Non-traditional School
Serves 8 students.

YOUTHBUILD ST. LOUIS CHARTER
1919 S BROADWAY
314-621-1411
A Charter School.
Serves 8 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 1.9

WORK STUDY-ATTENDANCE
801 N 11TH ST
314-345-4530
A Non-traditional School

EXTERNAL LOCATION
801 N 11TH ST
314-231-3720

VO. TECH. TUITION
801 N 11TH ST
314-231-3720

MSB MULTI-DISABLED DEAF BLIND
3815 MAGNOLIA AVE
314-776-4320

STUDENT SUPPORT CTR.
10014 DIAMOND DR
314-868-4660
A Non-traditional School

CAREER ACADEMY
3125 S KINGSHIGHWAY
314-772-8200
A Vocational School

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