Compton Heights, St. Louis

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Compton Heights
St. Louis neighborhood
The Compton Water Tower, located on the northwest corner of Compton Heights, is a local landmark since it can be seen from miles away.  Although it is commonly referred to as a water tower, it is actually a standpipe tower.[1]
The Compton Water Tower, located on the northwest corner of Compton Heights, is a local landmark since it can be seen from miles away. Although it is commonly referred to as a water tower, it is actually a standpipe tower.[1]
Location of Compton Heights within St. Louis
Location of Compton Heights within St. Louis
Country United States
State Missouri
City St. Louis
Wards 6, 7
Government
 • Aldermen
Area
 • Total 0.28 sq mi (0.7 km2)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 1,315
 • Density 4,700/sq mi (1,800/km2)
ZIP code(s) Parts of 63104, 63118
Area code(s) 314
Website stlouis-mo.gov

The Compton Heights historic neighborhood located on the near Southside of the City of St. Louis, Missouri in the shadow of the great water tower of Reservoir Park is one of the earliest planned residential developments of the American nineteenth century. Laid out in 1889 in accordance with a plan that viewed nature as neighbor and not as an enemy to be subjugated by some rectilinear grid, its wide setbacks and curving streets create remarkable vistas, which are punctuated by more than 200 homes of extraordinary and varied interest. The entire neighborhood is a national historic district.[3]

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In 2010 Compton Heights' population was 71.0% White, 21.3% Black, 0.2% Native American, 3.9% Asian, 3.3% Two or More Races, and 0.4% Some Other Race. 2.0% of the population was of Hispanic or Latino origin.[4]

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Coordinates: 38°36′44″N 90°14′02″W / 38.6122°N 90.2340°W / 38.6122; -90.2340