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Overview

Introduction to Creve Coeur, Missouri

Creve Coeur, Missouri, in St. Louis county, is located 8 miles W of St. Louis, Missouri. The city is considered part of the Saint Louis metropolitan area.

Creve Coeur History

Creve Coeur was originally a stage-coach stop along Olive Boulevard. The city was named after the Creve Coeur Lake. The lake derived its name from a French term meaning "broken heart." The Olive Street Road, now known as Olive Boulevard, led to the gradual growth of the unincorporated community of Creve Coeur. The city has preserved its history in the form of several 200-year-old cabins off Highway 270, including Clester and Hackmann cabins. Creve Coeur was incorporated in December 1949.

Creve Coeur and nearby Attractions

  • Shaw Park Aquatic Center
  • Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House
  • St. Louis Zoo
  • Saint Louis Art Museum
  • Magic House, Saint Louis Children's Museum
  • Frank Holten State Recreation Area

Things To Do In Creve Coeur

Local golfers can enjoy a round at the Creve Coeur Golf Club. The Museum of Transportation, the Saint Louis Holocaust Museum and the Saint Louis Art Museum are all accessible from Creve Coeur. Babler State Park and Castlewood State Park are nearby as well. Hiking, camping, fishing and boating can be enjoyed at the Horseshoe Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area-Madison.

Creve Coeur Transportation

Lambert - St Louis International Airport is nearby.

Creve Coeur Higher Education

Nearby colleges and universities include Fontbonne University, Saint Louis Community College - Florissant Valley, the University of Missouri-Saint Louis, Maryville University of Saint Louis, Webster University and Lindenwood University.

People

Total Population 17,944
Male Share of the Population 50.1%
Female Share of the Population 49.9%
Senior Citizens 22.4%
Employed Population 16+ 9,011
Age of the Population 45

Families

% of people married 57.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 69.5%
Median Earnings25+ $61,719
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $26,875
Median Earnings With High School Degree $36,275

Wealth

Median Family Income $142,285
% Above Poverty Level 94%
% Below Poverty Level 6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 4.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.4%
% Using Public Transportation 0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 30.2%
Median Gross Rent $1,090
Median House Value $354,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 28.2%
US/American 0.1%
English 7.4%
Irish 11.9%

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

Creve Coeur Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 8 miles W of St. Louis, Missouri
County St Louis
Metro Area Saint Louis
Standard Zip Codes 63141
Phone Area Codes 314
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.66
Longitude -90.422

Creve Coeur 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 CHARLES 7 SSW
Distance 5.3 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
Station ST CHARLES ELM POINT
Distance 11.9 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
Station ST PETERS 2 SSE
Distance 12.2 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
Crystal Lake Park 494 $144,750
Des Peres 8,480 $125,885
Frontenac 3,523 $169,522
Huntleigh 372 $167,500
Ladue 8,559 $211,667

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

Creve Coeur Hospitals

BARNES-JEWISH WEST COUNTY HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
12634 OLIVE BOULEVARD
(314) 996-8000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Creve Coeur High Schools

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NORTH HIGH
12860 FEE FEE RD
314-415-7600
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 1,335 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.2

FERN RIDGE HIGH
13157 N OLIVE SPUR RD
314-415-6900
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 109 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 8.8

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