Richmond Heights, Missouri
|Richmond Heights, Missouri|
|— City —|
|• Mayor||James Beck|
|• City Manager||Amy Hamilton|
|• Total||2.30 sq mi (5.96 km2)|
|• Land||2.30 sq mi (5.96 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||528 ft (161 m)|
|• Estimate (2011)||8,601|
|• Density||3,740.4/sq mi (1,444.2/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||0756579|
Richmond Heights, a city in St. Louis County, is an inner-ring suburb of St. Louis, Missouri. The population was 8,603 at the 2010 census. According to Robert L. Ramsay, the name was suggested by Robert E. Lee, who thought the topography of the area resembled Richmond, Virginia. As of 2006[update], a joint study to consider the advantages and disadvantages of merging with the adjoining city of Clayton is underway.
2010 census 
As of the census of 2010, there were 8,603 people, 4,244 households, and 2,012 families residing 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 out 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 census 
As of the census of 2000, there were 9,602 people, 4,647 households, and 2,202 families residing 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.
Panera Bread used to be headquartered in Richmond Heights with a St. Louis Bread Co. bakery-cafe (as they are locally known) located across the street. There is a Schnucks supermarket and the Sisters of Saint Mary hospital, a movie theater, various 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. The Parkmoor restaurant was a local institution that used to face Oak Knoll Park from across Big Bend Boulevard, before being demolished and replaced with a relocated Walgreens drugstore.
See also 
- Evens & Howard Fire Brick Co., A specialty, high-temperature brick company in the city that established African American neighborhoods in Richmond Heights, despite racial segregation in St. Louis county at the time
- Fitz's, Root Beer brand that started in Richmond Heights
- Hi-Pointe, St. Louis, adjoining St. Louis neighborhood
- Wydown/Skinker, St. Louis, narrow St. Louis neighborhood between Forrest Park and Richmond Heights
- "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-08.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-08.
- "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-01-04.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "Race, Hispanic or Latino, Age, and Housing Occupancy: 2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File (QT-PL), Richmond Heights city, Missouri". U.S. Census Bureau, American FactFinder 2. Retrieved October 24, 2011.
- Merger Study - Clayton And Richmond Heights
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- "Panera tests $16.99 lobster sandwich." Dayton Business Journal. Tuesday August 18, 2009. Retrieved on August 19, 2009.
- "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
- "Demolished: Five St. Louis Restaurants That Are No More." the Riverfront Times. June 27, 2011
- City of Richmond Heights official website
- Richmond Heights Police Department