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Overview

Introduction to Eureka, Missouri

Eureka, Missouri, in St. Louis county, is located 20 miles S of St. Peters, Missouri and 20 miles SW of St. Louis, Missouri. The city is considered part of the Saint Louis metropolitan area.

Eureka History

Eureka was incorporated on April 7, 1954. Initially a village, the city was platted in 1858 along the Pacific Railroad route. By 1890, its population began increasing and the village started developing. The city’s earliest known inhabitants were the Shawnee Native Americans. The St. Louis Children's Industrial Farm was established in the city in 1898.

Eureka and nearby Attractions

  • Route 66 State Park
  • Jefferson Barracks Historical Park
  • Missouri Historical Society Museum
  • Castlewood State Park
  • Saint Louis Holocaust Museum

Things To Do In Eureka

The Robertsville State Park and the Castlewood State Park offer opportunities for camping, fishing, swimming and picnicking. Local museums include the Saint Louis Holocaust Museum and the Missouri Historical Society Museum.

Eureka Transportation

Lambert-Saint Louis International Airport is nearby.

Eureka Higher Education

Nearby colleges and universities include Saint Louis Community College, Saint Louis University, Southern Illinois University, Southwestern Illinois College and the University of Missouri.

Demographics

People

Total Population10,497
Male Share of the Population51.1%
Female Share of the Population48.9%
Senior Citizens11%
Employed Population 16+4,667
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married59.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher43.2%
Median Earnings25+$51,204
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$35,063

Wealth

Median Family Income$102,855
% Above Poverty Level94.9%
% Below Poverty Level5.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time29 minutes
% Working from Home6.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.8%
% Using Public Transportation0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone12.9%
Median Gross Rent$1,034
Median House Value$239,200

Ancestry

German40.5%
Irish18.3%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)16.5%
Italian8.5%
English7.5%
French Except Basque5.9%
Dutch2.3%
Polish2%
Scottish1.6%
Welsh0.6%
Romanian0.6%
Iranian0.5%
Swedish0.5%
Danishn0.5%
Austrian0.4%
Czech0.4%
Canadian0.4%
Greek0.3%
Liberian0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
African0.2%
Israeli0.2%
Russian0.2%
Croatian0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
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Eureka Almanac

CategoryValue
County St. Louis County
Standard Zip Codes63025
Phone Area Codes636
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude38.5
Approximate Longitude-90.64

Eureka 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
Distance13.9 miles
Jan Temp17 to 38 F
Apr Temp43 to 66 F
Jul Temp67 to 89 F
Oct Temp43 to 69 F
Annual Precip38 inches
StationWELDON SPRING NWS
Distance14 miles
Jan Temp18 to 38 F
Apr Temp44 to 66 F
Jul Temp68 to 88 F
Oct Temp45 to 69 F
Annual Precip38.6 inches
StationST PETERS 2 SSE
Distance17.1 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
Ballwin30,431$99,303
Ellisville9,188$95,625

Eureka Public Schools

Eureka Elem.
442 W Fourth St
ZIP: 63025
(636) 733-3150
Primary
Total Enrollment 326
Blevins Elem.
25 E North St
ZIP: 63025
(636) 733-3175
Primary
Total Enrollment 403
Eureka Sr. High
4525 Hwy 109
ZIP: 63025
(636) 733-3100
High
Total Enrollment 1932
Geggie Elem.
430 Bald Hill Rd
ZIP: 63025
(636) 733-3200
Primary
Total Enrollment 617

Eureka Private Schools

Sacred Heart Elementary School
350 E 4th St
ZIP: 63025
Elementary
Total Enrollment 159
St Mark's Lutheran School
500 Meramec Blvd
ZIP: 63025
Elementary
Total Enrollment 102
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