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Overview

Introduction to Des Peres, Missouri

Des Peres, Missouri, in St. Louis county, is located 8 miles W of St. Louis, Missouri. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the Saint Louis metropolitan area with.

Des Peres History

Des Peres City derived its name from a French word meaning 'fathers.' The city was named after the river Des Peres, which ran through the town. The Michigamea, Moingwena, Tamaora and Kaskaskia Native Americans were the first settlers in this area. The first Europeans settled in this area in the early 1800s. By 1850, the city’s population increased to 75,000.

Des Peres and nearby Attractions

  • Horseshoe Lake State Fish & Wildlife Area
  • Saint Louis Holocaust Museum
  • Castlewood State Park
  • Scott Joplin House State Historic Site
  • Jefferson Barracks Historical Park
  • Frank Holten State Recreation Area

Things To Do In Des Peres

The Scott Joplin House State Historic Site, the Jefferson Barracks Historical Park are accessible from Des Peres. Recreational parks include the Frank Holten State Recreation Area and the Horseshoe Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area.

Des Peres Transportation

Air transportation is available from the Lambert-Saint Louis International Airport.

Des Peres Higher Education

Local colleges and universities include Washington University, the Maryville University of Saint Louis Principia College and Webster University.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,507
Male Share of the Population48%
Female Share of the Population52%
Senior Citizens20%
Employed Population 16+4,263
Age of the Population46

Families

% of people married69.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher72.5%
Median Earnings25+$61,314
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$24,286

Wealth

Median Family Income$126,198
% Above Poverty Level98.2%
% Below Poverty Level1.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home7.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.3%
% Using Public Transportation0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone11.8%
Median Gross Rent$1,664
Median House Value$384,700

Ancestry

German38%
Irish20.9%
English15%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)10%
Italian6%
Polish4.8%
French Except Basque3.8%
Scottish2%
Dutch1.7%
Czech1.3%
Welsh1.2%
Swiss1.1%
Ukrainian1.1%
Greek1.1%
Croatian1.1%
Swedish1%
Norwegian0.8%
Canadian0.6%
Lebanese0.6%
Arab0.6%
Hungarian0.5%
Slovene0.4%
Russian0.4%
US/American0.4%
Austrian0.3%
Iranian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Serbian0.2%
Finnish0.1%
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Des Peres Almanac

CategoryValue
County St. Louis County
Standard Zip Codes63131
Phone Area Codes314
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude38.62
Approximate Longitude-90.44

Des Peres 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 CHARLES 7 SSW
Distance7.3 miles
Jan Temp17 to 38 F
Apr Temp43 to 66 F
Jul Temp67 to 89 F
Oct Temp43 to 69 F
Annual Precip38 inches
StationST LOUIS INTL AP
Distance10.9 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
StationST PETERS 2 SSE
Distance14.3 miles
Jan Temp19 to 38 F
Apr Temp42 to 67 F
Jul Temp68 to 90 F
Oct Temp45 to 70 F
Annual Precip38.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Crystal Lake Park518$152,500
Frontenac3,527$182,625
Huntleigh355$149,167
Kirkwood27,614$107,744

Des Peres Private Schools

St Paul's Lutheran School
1300 N Ballas Rd
ZIP: 63131
Elementary
Total Enrollment 204
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