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Greater St. Louis
St. Louis-St. Charles, MO-Belleville, IL
—  MSA  —
A NASA image of the Greater St. Louis area.
Motto: Gateway To The West
Location in Missouri and Illinois
Country United States
State Missouri
Largest city St. Louis
Counties
Area
 - Total 8,846 sq mi (22,911 km2)
 - Land 8,649 sq mi (22,400.8 km2)
 - Water 197 sq mi (510.2 km2)  2.2%
Elevation 569–1,280 ft (173–390 m)
Population (2008 est.)[1]
 - MSA 2,813,912 (18th)
 - MSA Density 325.34/sq mi (125.6/km2)
  MSA/CSA = 2008, Urban = 2000
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CST (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 314, 636, 618, 573

Greater St. Louis is the common name of the St. Louis-St.Charles, MO-IL CSA, also known as Metro St. Louis. Greater St. Louis is the 16th largest in the United States (2008), with a population of 2,877,126. The region is anchored around the Independent City of St. Louis, and includes the Missouri counties of Franklin, Jefferson, Lincoln, St. Charles, St. Francois, St. Louis, Warren and Washington; and the Illinois counties of Bond, Calhoun, Clinton, Jersey, Macoupin, Madison, Monroe and St. Clair, collectively known as the Metro-East. Population statistics are shown below:

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New Greater St. Louis counties

As of now, four new counties have entered the St. Louis Area, one in Missouri (Washington), and three in Illinois (Bond, Calhoun, and Macoupin). Although the population of all four of the new counties are much smaller than the rest of the existing counties in the St. Louis Metro Area, they are growing much faster than the other counties. For example, in Washington County, Missouri, the employment rate grew 66.7% between 1990 to 1999. The St. Louis, MO-IL MSA covers a total area of 8,846 sq. mi. 8,649 sq mi (22,400 km2). is land and 197 sq mi (510 km2). is water. The St. Louis CSA includes the Farmington (St. Francois County), in which the total CSA covers a total of 9,298 sq. mi. 9,098 sq mi (23,560 km2) is land and 200 sq mi (520 km2). is water.

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Counties in the St. Louis MSA

(includes counties in Missouri and Illinois, 2008)

District Population % change 1990-2000 Density (/mi²) (/km²) Area (mi²) (km²)
St. Louis MSA, MO/IL (2008) 2,813,912 4.5 325.3 125.5 8,649 22,401
St. Louis County, MO 991,830 2.3 1,952 753 508 1316
St. Louis City, MO 354,361 -12.2 5,716 2,204 62 161
St. Charles County, MO 349,407 33.4 624 241 560 1450
Madison County, IL 267,038 3.9 368 142 725 1878
St. Clair County, IL 261,409 -2.6 394 152 664 1720
Jefferson County, MO 217,679 15.6 331 128 657 1702
Franklin County, MO 100,898 16.4 109 42 923 2391
(St. Francois County, MO)
[not in MSA, but in CSA, 2008]
(63,214) 11.8 140 54 452 1172
Lincoln County, MO 52,775 34.8 84 32 630 1632
Macoupin County, IL 48,143 2.8 55 21 868 2247
Clinton County, IL 36,470 4.7 77 30 474 1228
Monroe County, IL 32,335 23.2 83 32 388 1005
Warren County, MO 31,214 25.6 72 28 431 1116
Washington County, MO 24,548 2.5 32 12 762 1975
Jersey County, IL 22,451 5.5 61 23 369 956
Bond County, IL 18,253 1.3 48 18 383 991
Calhoun County, IL 5,101 -4.5 18 7 284 735

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Cities in counties in the St. Louis area

  • St. Louis City (Independent City)
  • Clinton County IL: Carlyle, Centralia (smaller part), Germantown, New Baden

County population statistics are 2007 estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Higher education

For a complete list of colleges and universities in the St. Louis Metropolitan area, see Colleges and Universities of St. Louis, Missouri

Brookings Hall, an icon of Washington University in St. Louis
Dubourg Hall, the administration building of Saint Louis University

According to the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey 21.4 percent of the adult population in St. Louis holds a bachelors degree compared with the national average of 27 percent. Almost 209,000 students are enrolled in the area's nearly 40 colleges, universities, and technical schools. Washington University in St. Louis which is one of the top research universities in the nation, internationally known for its schools of Medicine, Architecture, Business, Social Work and Law; the University's school of law is the oldest continuously operating law school west of the Mississippi. In 2006 approximately 5,287 associates degrees were granted, almost a third of these from the St. Louis Community Colleges. As the largest Community college system in the state of Missouri, more than half of the households in St. Louis have at least one member who attended or attends the college. University of Missouri–St. Louis is the major comprehensive public university in Greater St. Louis and more than 20 percent of all St. Louis area residents with a bachelor degree attended UM-St. Louis.The region has a diverse range of institutions of higher learning including a noted Jesuit Catholic university, Saint Louis University, which is the oldest university west of the Mississippi and is home to a respected medical school and bioethics institute.

Webster University (the largest institution, by enrollment, of higher learning in the region), Maryville University, Fontbonne University, the Kenrick-Glennon Seminary (Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St. Louis), Aquinas Institute of Theology (a Dominican seminary and graduate school), Concordia Seminary (the largest American seminary for the Lutheran Church), Covenant Theological Seminary (a seminary for the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA), and Missouri Baptist University, a small Christian college, Harris-Stowe State University, the city's only historically black college, and one of four in the Midwest.

Logan College of Chiropractic is located in Chesterfield and is one of the top Chiropractic colleges in the nation is known for graduating Chiropractic Physicians and researchers.

Cities in Greater St. Louis

St. Louis County

(Main article: St. Louis County)

Population of
The City of St. Louis and St. Louis County
Place
Population
land


area


(sq. miles)
Population


density


(per sq. mile)
City of St. Louis (2007)
355,663
61.9
5,745.8
St. Louis County (2007)
995,118
508
1,958.9
Places in St. Louis County
Florissant
51,812
11.37
4,442.4
Chesterfield
46,635
31.51
 1,485.4
University City
37,428
 5.88
 6,363.1
Oakville (CDP)1
35,309
 16.08
 2,196.4
Wildwood
32,884
 66.03
 498.0
Ballwin
31,283
 8.95
 3,494.6
Mehlville (CDP)1
28,822
 7.36
 3,913.6
Kirkwood
27,324
9.23
2,961.3
Hazelwood
26,206
15.88
1,649.9
Maryland Heights
25,756
21.39
1,204.4
Webster Groves
23,230
5.90
3,937.5
Ferguson
22,406
6.19
3,620.6
Spanish Lake (CDP)1
21,337
7.36
2,900.4
Affton (CDP)1
20,535
4.58
4,480.1
Manchester
19,161
5.00
3,834.6
Lemay (CDP)1
17,215
4.35
 3,959.0
Overland
16,838
4.38
 3,842.8
Concord (CDP)1
16,689
5.51
 3,027.0
Creve Coeur
16,500
10.13
 1,628.9
Clayton
16,061
2.48
 5,164.4
Bridgeton
15,550
14.57
 1,067.1
Jennings
15,469
3.69
 4,193.3
St. Ann
13,607
3.13
 4,352.8
Crestwood
11,863
3.60
 3,296.2
Bellefontaine Neighbors
11,271
4.38
 2,573.2
Town and Country
10,894
11.88
916.8
Berkeley
10,063
4.94
2,040.6
Richmond Heights
9,602
2.29
4,191.5
Maplewood
9,228
1.55
5,963.8
Ellisville
9,104
4.35
2,094.1
Ladue
8,645
8.59
1,006.2
Des Peres
8,592
4.40
1,954.3
Sunset Hills
8,267
9.03
915.3
Brentwood
7,693
1.95
3,948.4
Eureka
7,676
10.05
763.7
Olivette
7,438
2.79
2,667.5
Sappington (CDP)1
 7,287
2.56
2,850.5
St. John
 6,871
1.42
4,825.8
Black Jack
 6,792
2.67
2,553.3
Shrewsbury
 6,644
1.43
4,655.4
Valley Park
 6,518
3.02
2,156.2
Glendale
 5,767
1.29
4,474.6
Pacific
5,482²
5.43
1,011.0
Dellwood
 5,255
1.03
5,108.2
Glasgow Village (CDP)1
 5,234
0.93
5,649.3
Normandy
 5,153
1.82
2,826.3
Breckenridge Hills
 4,817
0.82
5,890.1
Rock Hill
 4,765
1.09
4,370.0
Northwoods
 4,643
0.71
6,545.7
Castle Point (CDP)1
 4,559
0.69
6,653.9
Fenton
 4,360
6.13
710.7
Pine Lawn
 4,204
0.61
6,942.5
Woodson Terrace
 4,189
0.78
5,346.2
Pagedale
 3,616
1.20
3,003.8
Frontenac
 3,483
2.85
1,221.3
Riverview
 3,146
0.83
3,801.0
Bel-Ridge
 3,082
0.81
3,799.0
Clarkson Valley
 2,675
2.69
995.1
Green Park
 2,666
1.40
1,909.0
Moline Acres
 2,662
0.56
4,720.6
Wellston
 2,460
0.90
2,732.6
Marlborough
 2,235
0.23
9,829.4
Hanley Hills
 2,124
0.37
5,721.9
Warson Woods
1,983
0.59
3,352.6
Vinita Park
1,924
0.73
2,628.7
Winchester
1,651
0.25
6,723.0
Velda City
1,616
0.16
9,872.8
Bel-Nor
1,598
0.63
2,555.5
Oakland
1,540
0.60
2,545.7
Hillsdale
1,477
0.35
4,226.3
Charlack
1,431
0.26
5,463.1
Country Club Hills
1,381
0.18
7,761.7
Lakeshire
1,375
0.21
6,436.4
Calverton Park
1,322
0.42
3,154.5
St. George
1,288
0.19
6,949.0
Pasadena Hills
1,147
0.23
5,044.0
Velda Village Hills
1,090
0.12
9,235.6
Cool Valley
1,081
0.48
2,244.1
Norwood Court
1,061
0.14
7,783.2
others (see below)
9,634
-
-
Notes:


1 "CDP" indicates an unincorporated "census designated place" 


² only a portion of Pacific is in St. Louis County

Cities in St. Louis County with less than 1,000 population:

Flordell Hills (931) -- Grantwood Village (883) -- Edmundson (840) -- Greendale (722) -- Sycamore Hills (722) -- Bella Villa (687) -- Beverly Hills (603) -- Pasadena Park (489) -- Wilbur Park (475) -- Uplands Park (460) -- Crystal Lake Park (457) -- Kinloch (449) -- Twin Oaks (362) -- Huntleigh (323) -- Vinita Terrace (292) -- Westwood (284) -- Bellerive (254) -- Glen Echo Park (166) -- Mackenzie (137) -- Country Life Acres (81) -- Champ (12)

Other counties in Missouri

The largest cities in
St. Charles, St. Francois, Jefferson, Franklin, Warren and Washington Counties, in Missouri
Place
County
Population
O'Fallon St. Charles County
72,477
St. Charles St. Charles County
63,009
St. Peters St. Charles County
54,839
Arnold
Jefferson County
20,766
Wentzville
St. Charles County
17,988
Washington
Franklin County
14,228
Farmington
St. Francois County
13,924
Lake St. Louis
St. Charles County
13,708
Festus
Jefferson County
11,202
Troy
Lincoln County
10,985

Counties in Illinois

The largest cities in
Madison, St. Clair,
Jersey, Clinton, Monroe, Bond, Macoupin, Calhoun
counties in Illinois
Place
County
Population
Density
per sq. mile
Belleville
St. Clair
41,095
2,196.4
Granite City
Madison
30,593
1,876.2
East St. Louis
St. Clair
29,448
2,242.9
Alton
Madison
29,269
1,949.3
O'Fallon
St. Clair
25,822
2,007.6
Collinsville
Madison/St. Clair
25,610
1,817.4
Edwardsville
Madison
24,270
1,549.2
Godfrey
Madison
17,051
472.3
Fairview Heights
St. Clair
16,587
1,348.6
Cahokia
St. Clair
15,430
1,705.8
Swansea
St. Clair
12,582
2,085.6
Glen Carbon
Madison
12,349
1,405.5
Wood River
Madison
10,933
1,865.2
Shiloh
St. Clair
10,575
760.2
Troy
Madison
8,524
2,037.6
Highland
Madison
8,438
1,561.1
Columbia
Monroe
7,922
841.7
Greenville
Bond
6,995
1,337.0

Major companies

See also

References

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