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Overview

Introduction to Jennings, Missouri

Jennings, Missouri, in St. Louis county, is located 5 miles SE of Florissant, Missouri (center to center) and is 6 miles N of St. Louis, Missouri. The city is part of the Saint Louis metropolitan statistical area (MSA).

Jennings History

The present day City of Jennings was named after James Jennings, who was a Virginian farmer. He settled in the area in 1839. The North Missouri Railroad first entered the area in 1855. In fact, it was the railroad that helped the city to develop. The Jennings School District was founded in 1871. Jennings was incorporated in 1946 as a city. The first elections of the city were held in 1947.

Jennings and nearby Attractions

  • Northland Shopping Center
  • Saint Louis Art Museum
  • Gateway Arch
  • Saint Louis Zoo
  • Jefferson Barracks Historical Park
  • Mississippi River State Fish & Wildlife Area

Things To Do In Jennings

Jennings offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities. One can visit the Soldiers' Memorial Military Museum, Missouri Historical Society Museum, and City Museum. The Gateway Arch and Saint Louis Zoo are in the neighborhood as well. Visitors can also plan a trip to the Frank Holten State Recreation Area, Pere Marquette State Park, and Horseshoe Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area. One can enjoy even shopping at the Northland Shopping Center and River Roads Shopping Center. The World Aquarium and Shaw Park Aquatic Center are nearby.

Jennings Transportation

Lambert - St Louis International is close by.

Jennings Higher Education

University of Missouri - St Louis, Washington University, and Saint Louis Community College - Florissant Valley offer higher education.

Demographics

People

Total Population14,749
Male Share of the Population43%
Female Share of the Population57%
Senior Citizens10.3%
Employed Population 16+5,710
Age of the Population33

Families

% of people married24.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher10%
Median Earnings25+$25,408
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$18,790
Median Earnings With High School Degree$22,803

Wealth

Median Family Income$38,854
% Above Poverty Level75.3%
% Below Poverty Level24.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home1.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.4%
% Using Public Transportation9.1%

Housing

People Living Alone39.3%
Median Gross Rent$825
Median House Value$64,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)79.4%
Irish1.6%
German1.5%
African0.7%
Italian0.7%
US/American0.5%
French Except Basque0.5%
West Indian0.4%
Jamaican0.4%
Dutch0.2%
Russian0.2%
English0.2%
Polish0.1%
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Jennings Almanac

CategoryValue
County St. Louis County
Standard Zip Codes63136
Phone Area Codes314
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude38.74
Approximate Longitude-90.26

Jennings 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 SCIENCE CTR
Distance5.9 miles
Jan Temp21 to 38 F
Apr Temp47 to 66 F
Jul Temp71 to 91 F
Oct Temp49 to 69 F
Annual Precip38.8 inches
StationST LOUIS INTL AP
Distance6.1 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
Distance9 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Country Club Hills1,356$25,250
Flordell Hills765$35,110
Normandy4,973$55,188
Northwoods4,199$45,115
Pasadena Hills896$80,568
Pine Lawn3,423$31,434

Jennings Public Schools

Fairview Intermediate
7053 Emma
ZIP: 63136
(314) 653-8070
Middle
Total Enrollment 174
Fairview Primary
7047 Emma
ZIP: 63136
(314) 653-8070
Primary
Total Enrollment 291
Jennings High
8850 Cozens
ZIP: 63136
(314) 653-8100
High
Total Enrollment 673
Jennings Jr. High
8831 Cozens
ZIP: 63136
(314) 653-8150
Middle
Total Enrollment 420
Kenneth C. Hanrahan Elem.
8430 Lucas Hunt
ZIP: 63136
(314) 653-8190
Middle
Total Enrollment 192
Northview Elem.
8920 Cozens
ZIP: 63136
(314) 653-8050
Primary
Total Enrollment 544
Woodland Elem.
8420 Sunbury
ZIP: 63136
(314) 653-8170
Primary
Total Enrollment 277
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