Normandy, Missouri

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Normandy, Missouri
City
Location of Normandy, Missouri
Location of Normandy, Missouri
U.S. Census Map
U.S. Census Map
Coordinates: 38°42′56″N 90°18′1″W / 38.71556°N 90.30028°W / 38.71556; -90.30028Coordinates: 38°42′56″N 90°18′1″W / 38.71556°N 90.30028°W / 38.71556; -90.30028
Country United States
State Missouri
County St. Louis
Area[1]
 • Total 1.85 sq mi (4.79 km2)
 • Land 1.85 sq mi (4.79 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 604 ft (184 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 5,008
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 4,993
 • Density 2,707.0/sq mi (1,045.2/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 29-52796[4]
GNIS feature ID 0756450[5]
Site of the 1904 Olympics golf tournament and host of a later LPGA tournament

Normandy is a city in St. Louis County, Missouri, United States. The population was 5,008 at the 2010 census.[6]

History[edit]

The town is on land once owned by Charles Lucas. Lucas obtained property from the federal government with land grants, and he purchased the land from victims of the New Madrid Earthquake of 1811. He named it for the French coastal region of Normandy from which his father John Baptiste Charles Lucas came. The site of his home is now on the property of Incarnate Word Academy.[7]

Lucas was to fight two duels on Bloody Island with Thomas Hart Benton and died in the 1817 duel.[7]

Upon his death, his land was left to his sister Anne and brother James. Anne married Theodore Hunt, who died in 1832. In 1836 she married Theodore's cousin, the explorer Wilson Price Hunt. The Price house at 7836 Natural Bridge burned in 1908 and was rebuilt in 1909. It was used for several years as the convent of the Sisters of the Cenacle before being taken over by the Normandy School District.[7]

Normandy incorporated in May 1945.[7]

In 1960, the Normandy School District approved a bond issue to buy the Bellerive Country Club to form a junior college. In 1963 the Normandy Residence Center became the University of Missouri–St. Louis; the university is partially within the city of Normandy.[8][9]

In May 1977 Normandy annexed Berdell Hills.[7]

Geography[edit]

Normandy is located at 38°42′56″N 90°18′1″W / 38.71556°N 90.30028°W / 38.71556; -90.30028 (38.715551, -90.300284).[10]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.85 square miles (4.79 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
2000 5,153 —    
2010 5,008 −2.8%

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 5,008 people, 1,942 households, and 1,023 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,707.0 inhabitants per square mile (1,045.2/km2). There were 2,240 housing units at an average density of 1,210.8 per square mile (467.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 21.3% White, 69.7% African American, 0.3% Native American, 5.6% Asian, 0.9% from other races, and 2.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.6% of the population.

There were 1,942 households of which 31.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 20.4% were married couples living together, 27.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 47.3% were non-families. 33.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 3.06.

The median age in the city was 26 years. 23% of residents were under the age of 18; 24.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.9% were from 25 to 44; 21.8% were from 45 to 64; and 7.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 45.8% male and 54.2% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 5,153 people, 2,166 households, and 1,163 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,826.3 people per square mile (1,093.2/km²). There were 2,316 housing units at an average density of 1,270.3 per square mile (491.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 26.82% White, 66.68% African American, 0.25% Native American, 3.18% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.47% from other races, and 2.54% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.28% of the population.

There were 2,166 households out of which 30.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 23.9% were married couples living together, 24.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 46.3% were non-families. 34.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.0% under the age of 18, 18.9% from 18 to 24, 29.3% from 25 to 44, 17.6% from 45 to 64, and 8.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females there were 82.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 74.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $25,802, and the median income for a family was $31,628. Males had a median income of $29,333 versus $25,634 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,399. About 17.3% of families and 24.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.1% of those under age 18 and 18.6% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

The St. Louis County Library operates the Natural Bridge Branch in Normandy.[8][11] The area is served by Normandy High School.

Police Services[edit]

The Normandy Police Department provides police services to the surrounding communities of Cool Valley, Greendale, Bellerive, Glen Echo Park and Pasadena Park.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-08. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-08. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-05-30. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". 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), Normandy city, Missouri". U.S. Census Bureau, American FactFinder 2. Retrieved October 24, 2011. 
  7. ^ a b c d e A Brief History of Normandy- Retrieved 8/29/2010
  8. ^ a b "Normandy city, Missouri." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on June 13, 2009.
  9. ^ "Campus Map." University of Missouri–St. Louis. Retrieved on June 13, 2009.
  10. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  11. ^ "[1]"