Princeton Heights, St. Louis
|— St. Louis Neighborhood —|
|Wards||12, 13, 14, 16|
|• Total||0.83 sq mi (2.1 km2)|
|• Density||9,200/sq mi ( 3,500/km2)|
|ZIP code(s)||Parts of 63109, 63116|
Princeton Heights is a neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri. The neighborhood boundaries are defined as Hampton Boulevard on the west, Eichelberger on the north, Christy Boulevard on the east, and Gravois on the south.
In 2010 Princeton Heights' racial makeup was 91.8% White, 4.5% Black, 0.2% Native American, 1.1% Asian, 1.8% Two or More Races, and 0.6% Some Other Race. 3.4% of the population was of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Princeton Heights is an older South St. Louis residential neighborhood. The name "Princeton" came from the old deeds from the neighborhood named Princeton Place Subdivision or Addition, and Princeton Place Addition obtained its name from the Princeton Creamery on Kingshighway Boulevard just north of Gravois. Its outer edge on the west is rather closely paralleled by the River des Peres drainage works, whose valley creates a general downward slope to the west over much of the area. In earlier years Princeton Heights was drained by small creeks, one being Glaise Creek, which flowed into the River des Peres near the present location of Loughborough Avenue, south into the River des Peres ditch. Elsewhere the topography is quite rolling in character, with a high ridge crossing through the eastern portion of Kingshighway.
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