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Wellston, Missouri
—  City  —
Location of Wellston, Missouri
Coordinates: 38°40′22″N 90°17′32″W / 38.67278°N 90.29222°W / 38.67278; -90.29222
Country United States
State Missouri
County St. Louis
Area
 - Total 0.9 sq mi (2.3 km2)
 - Land 0.9 sq mi (2.3 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 518 ft (158 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 2,460
 - Density 2,732.6/sq mi (1,055.1/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 29-78370[1]
GNIS feature ID 0756887[2]

Wellston is a city in St. Louis County, Missouri, United States. The population was 2,460 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

Wellston is located at 38°40′22″N 90°17′32″W / 38.67278°N 90.29222°W / 38.67278; -90.29222 (38.672851, -90.292237)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.3 km²), all of it land.

Transportation

Highways

Wellston has several major roads within its boundaries:

MO-340, SR-D, MO-180 & Skinker Pkwy

Rail

Wellston (St. Louis MetroLink)

Wellston (St. Louis MetroLink) station is the main St. Louis MetroLink station for Wellston, featuring 243 park and ride spaces. It is located at 6402 Plymouth Ave.

It has an average of 1,569 passengers daily.

Rock Road (St. Louis MetroLink)

Rock Road (St. Louis MetroLink) station is a St. Louis MetroLink station on the edge of Wellston, featuring 183 park and ride spaces. It is located at 7019 St. Charles Rock Rd.

It has an average of 2,408 passengers daily.

Importance In Location

Rock Road Station is located on St. Charles Rock Road, a major connecting highway between St. Louis City and Northwest St. Louis County.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,460 people, 779 households, and 578 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,732.6 people per square mile (1,055.3/km²). There were 961 housing units at an average density of 1,067.5/sq mi (412.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 6.30% White, 92.07% African American, 0.45% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.37% from other races, and 0.61% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.06% of the population.

There were 779 households out of which 36.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 22.3% were married couples living together, 44.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.7% were non-families. 23.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.08 and the average family size was 3.64.

In the city the population was spread out with 35.7% under the age of 18, 12.4% from 18 to 24, 23.8% from 25 to 44, 17.6% from 45 to 64, and 10.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 27 years. For every 100 females there were 82.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 75.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $18,596, and the median income for a family was $20,625. Males had a median income of $21,264 versus $18,917 for females. The per capita income for the city was $6,262. About 59.2% of families and 68.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 70.1% of those under age 18 and 78.6% of those age 65 or over.

Poverty

Wellston is one of the 10 poorest cities in Missouri.

Education

Wellston is home of the Wellston School District, containing 3 public schools.

  • Eskridge High School pop. 148
  • Wellston Child-Care Center pop. 104
  • Bishop Middle School pop. 154
  • Central Elementary School

References

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. http://geonames.usgs.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

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