St. Louis

St. Louis: Introduction
St. Louis: Geography and Climate
St. Louis: History
St. Louis: Population Profile
St. Louis: Municipal Government
St. Louis: Economy
St. Louis: Education and Research
St. Louis: Health Care
St. Louis: Recreation
St. Louis: Convention Facilities
St. Louis: Transportation
St. Louis: Communications

St. Louis

The City in Brief

Founded: 1763 (incorporated 1822)

Head Official: Mayor Francis G. Slay (D) (since 2001)

City Population

1980: 453,085

1990: 396,685

2000: 348,189

2003 estimate: 332,223

Percent change, 1990–2000: -12.2%

U.S. rank in 1980: 26th

U.S. rank in 1990: 34th

U.S. rank in 2000: 53rd

Metropolitan Area Population

1980: 2,377,000

1990: 2,492,348

2000: 2,698,687

Percent change, 1990–2000: 4.6%

U.S. rank in 1980: 14th

U.S. rank in 1990: Not reported

U.S. rank in 2000: 18th

Area: 62 square miles (2000)

Elevation: 535 feet above sea level

Average Annual Temperature: 55.4° F

Average Annual Precipitation: 46.06 inches of rain; 23.5 inches snow

Major Economic Sectors: Services, wholesale and retail trade, manufacturing, government

Unemployment Rate: 6.3% (February 2005)

Per Capita Income: $16,108 (1999)

2002 FBI Crime Index Total: Not reported

Major Colleges and Universities: Washington University; Saint Louis University

Daily Newspaper: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

St. Louis