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Overview

Introduction to Berkeley, Missouri

Berkeley, Missouri, in St. Louis county, is located 2 miles S of Florissant, Missouri (center to center) and is 9 miles N of St. Louis, Missouri. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Saint Louis metropolitan area.

Berkeley History

The city of Berkeley is located in the Saint Louis County. Members of the Huichin tribe were the early settlers of this area. They inhabited the region till the late 18th century when the Europeans took over the place. The city of Berkeley was created as a result of the merger of two different communities which came together in 1878. It was in the late 19th century that the city experienced rapid development due to the construction of railroads and educational centers.

Berkeley and nearby Attractions

  • Mississippi River State Fish & Wildlife Area
  • Jefferson Barracks Historical Park
  • Scott Joplin House State Historic Site
  • Ulysses S. Grant Farm
  • Pere Marquette State Park

Things To Do In Berkeley

Mississippi River State Fish & Wildlife Area, Jefferson Barracks Historical Park, and Pere Marquette State Park are among the popular tourist haunts near Berkeley. The city also boasts of several historical sites such as the Scott Joplin House State Historic Site and the Jefferson Barracks Historical Park. These sites have displays of artifacts from the time of the early settlers.

Berkeley Transportation

The Lambert-Saint Louis International Airport is close to the city.

Berkeley Higher Education

Higher educational opportunities can be availed through Southwestern Illinois College, University of Missouri, Washington University in Saint Louis, and Webster University.

Demographics

People

Total Population9,068
Male Share of the Population46.2%
Female Share of the Population53.8%
Senior Citizens11.8%
Employed Population 16+3,717
Age of the Population33

Families

% of people married24.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher15%
Median Earnings25+$23,108
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,212
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,166

Wealth

Median Family Income$34,497
% Above Poverty Level73.1%
% Below Poverty Level26.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time27 minutes
% Working from Home0.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work4%
% Using Public Transportation8.1%

Housing

People Living Alone36.7%
Median Gross Rent$939
Median House Value$65,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)77%
German4.7%
Irish3.8%
English2%
French Except Basque1%
African0.6%
Swedish0.6%
Italian0.5%
West Indian0.2%
Greek0.2%
Dutch0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Romanian0.1%
Polish0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
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Berkeley Almanac

CategoryValue
County St. Louis County
Standard Zip Codes63134, 63140
Phone Area Codes314
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude38.74
Approximate Longitude-90.35

Berkeley Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationST LOUIS INTL AP
Distance1.9 miles
Jan Temp21 to 38 F
Apr Temp47 to 67 F
Jul Temp71 to 90 F
Oct Temp48 to 68 F
Annual Precip38.7 inches
StationALTON MELVIN PRICE L&D
Distance10.7 miles
Jan Temp19 to 36 F
Apr Temp45 to 64 F
Jul Temp69 to 88 F
Oct Temp46 to 68 F
Annual Precip38.5 inches
StationST CHARLES 7 SSW
Distance11.2 miles
Jan Temp17 to 38 F
Apr Temp43 to 66 F
Jul Temp67 to 89 F
Oct Temp43 to 69 F
Annual Precip38 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Calverton Park1,243$48,750
Edmundson855$42,292
Ferguson21,035$46,113
Florissant52,218$63,115
Hazelwood25,604$58,604
Kinloch308$24,375

Berkeley Public Schools

Airport Elem.
8249 Airport Rd
ZIP: 63134
(314) 524-3872
Primary
Total Enrollment 306
Berkeley Middle
8300 Frost Ave
ZIP: 63134
(314) 524-3883
Middle
Total Enrollment 260
Holman Elem.
8811 Harold Dr
ZIP: 63134
(314) 428-9695
Primary
Total Enrollment 203
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