Richmond Heights, Missouri

Richmond Heights is a city in St. Louis County, Missouri. It is an inner-ring suburb of St. Louis, Missouri, United States. The population was 8,603 at the 2010 census.[6] According to Robert L. Ramsay, the name was suggested by Robert E. Lee, who thought the topography of the area resembled Richmond, Virginia.

Richmond Heights, Missouri
The Boulevard shopping area, June 2010
The Boulevard shopping area, June 2010
Location of Richmond Heights, Missouri
Location of Richmond Heights, Missouri
Coordinates: 38°37′42″N 90°19′43″W / 38.62833°N 90.32861°W / 38.62833; -90.32861Coordinates: 38°37′42″N 90°19′43″W / 38.62833°N 90.32861°W / 38.62833; -90.32861
CountryUnited States
StateMissouri
CountySt. Louis
Government
 • TypeCouncil-Manager
 • MayorJim Thomson
 • City ManagerAmy Hamilton
Area
 • Total2.29 sq mi (5.92 km2)
 • Land2.29 sq mi (5.92 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
528 ft (161 m)
Population
 • Total8,603
 • Estimate 
(2019)[3]
8,801
 • Density3,848.27/sq mi (1,485.98/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
63117
Area code(s)314
FIPS code29-61706[4]
GNIS feature ID0756579[5]
Websitehttp://www.richmondheights.org/

GeographyEdit

Richmond Heights is located at 38°37′42″N 90°19′43″W / 38.62833°N 90.32861°W / 38.62833; -90.32861 (38.628402, -90.328614).[7] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.30 square miles (5.96 km2), all land.[8]

HighwaysEdit

Richmond Heights has several major highways within its boundaries: Interstate 170, Interstate 64 and U.S. Route 40.

DemographicsEdit

Historical population
Census Pop.
19202,136
19309,150328.4%
194012,80239.9%
195015,04517.5%
196015,6223.8%
197013,802−11.7%
198011,516−16.6%
199010,448−9.3%
20009,602−8.1%
20108,603−10.4%
2019 (est.)8,801[3]2.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]

2010 censusEdit

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 8,603 people, 4,244 households, and 2,012 families living in the city. The population density was 3,740.4 inhabitants per square mile (1,444.2/km2). There were 4,680 housing units at an average density of 2,034.8 per square mile (785.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 81.7% White, 11.6% African American, 0.2% Native American, 4.2% Asian, 0.5% from other races, and 1.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.3% of the population.

There were 4,244 households, of which 20.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 35.8% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 52.6% were non-families. 42.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.01 and the average family size was 2.84.

The median age in the city was 38.6 years. 18.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 32.8% were from 25 to 44; 27.7% were from 45 to 64; and 13.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.8% male and 53.2% female.

2000 censusEdit

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 9,602 people, 4,647 households, and 2,202 families living in the city. The population density was 4,191.5 people per square mile (1,618.9/km2). There were 4,931 housing units at an average density of 2,152.5 per square mile (831.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 81.54% White, 13.32% African American, 0.25% Native American, 3.20% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.34% from other races, and 1.34% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.74% of the population.

In the city the population was spread out, with 19.2% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 36.0% from 25 to 44, 21.0% from 45 to 64, and 14.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 85.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $50,557, and the median income for a family was $69,681. Males had a median income of $47,536 versus $35,407 for females. The per capita income for the city was $37,217. About 4.4% of families and 7.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.3% of those under age 18 and 11.7% of those age 65 or over.

EconomyEdit

Panera Bread was formerly headquartered in Richmond Heights[10] with a St. Louis Bread Co. bakery-cafe (as they are locally known) located across the street. The Sisters of Saint Mary hospital, a movie theater, various notable small businesses, specialty shops, and franchised business locations. The Saint Louis Galleria is a prominent shopping mall in the area, and a large source of municipal revenue.[11] The Parkmoor restaurant was a local institution[12] in neighboring Clayton that used to face Oak Knoll Park, also in Clayton right across from Richmond Heights on the north side of Clayton Road. It was demolished as part of a Walgreens drugstore expansion.[13] The Clayton store has a Richmond Heights zip code.

EducationEdit

Public education in Richmond Heights is administered by Maplewood-Richmond Heights School District.[14]

Richmond Heights has a public library, the Richmond Heights Memorial Library.[15]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 26, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-08.
  3. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  4. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. ^ "Race, Hispanic or Latino, Age, and Housing Occupancy: 2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File (QT-PL), Richmond Heights city, Missouri". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 24, 2011.
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on January 12, 2012. Retrieved 2012-07-08.
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  10. ^ "Panera tests $16.99 lobster sandwich." Dayton Business Journal. Tuesday August 18, 2009. Retrieved on August 19, 2009.
  11. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on July 22, 2011. Retrieved July 29, 2009.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  12. ^ "Getting Closure After 70 years, St. Louis' beloved Parkmoor serves up its last meals -- with distraught regulars in attendance." the Riverfront Times. November 3, 1999
  13. ^ "Demolished: Five St. Louis Restaurants That Are No More." the Riverfront Times. June 27, 2011
  14. ^ "Homepage". Maplewood-Richmond Heights School District. Retrieved 4 June 2019.
  15. ^ "Missouri Public Libraries". PublicLibraries.com. Archived from the original on 10 June 2017. Retrieved 2 June 2019.

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