Saint Clair, Missouri
|Saint Clair, Missouri|
|• Total||3.71 sq mi (9.61 km2)|
|• Land||3.70 sq mi (9.58 km2)|
|• Water||0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)|
|• Estimate (2012)||4,702|
|• Density||1,276.8/sq mi (493.0/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CST (UTC-5)|
Saint Clair is located at (38.349654, -90.982812).
William Kerr founded the city in 1849. It is named after a railroad engineer surnamed Saint Clair. The city was originally known as Travelers Repose. Today it has the distinction of being one of the towns along the Historic Route 66. It is also well known in the area as having two water towers, facetiously labeled "Hot" and "Cold," respectively.
High School Athletics
Football has played a significant role in school sports with two Missouri State Semi-Final appearances in 1987 and 2004. Former coach Brian Robbins coached the team to 3 District Titles in 2002, 2004, and 2005. One notable player, Justin Skaggs, went on to play in the National Football League as a backup and the Arena Football League as a starter.
Recently, basketball has also been successful with two consecutive State Quarterfinal appearances in 2007 and 2008.
The track team has also been successful by winning the Missouri State Championship in 2009.
The baseball team reached the State Finals in 1999, finishing third.
As of the census of 2010, there were 4,724 people, 1,908 households, and 1,136 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,276.8 inhabitants per square mile (493.0/km2). There were 2,142 housing units at an average density of 578.9 per square mile (223.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.9% White, 1.0% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.2% of the population.
There were 1,908 households of which 34.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.5% were married couples living together, 16.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 40.5% were non-families. 33.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 3.11.
The median age in the city was 33.1 years. 26.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 10.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.1% were from 25 to 44; 23% were from 45 to 64; and 12.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.1% male and 52.9% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 4,390 people, 1,765 households, and 1,143 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,404.3 people per square mile (541.5/km²). There were 1,900 housing units at an average density of 607.8 per square mile (234.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.45% White, 0.75% African American, 0.46% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.09% from other races, and 1.05% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.71% of the population.
There were 1,765 households out of which 35.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.2% were married couples living together, 14.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.2% were non-families. 30.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 3.05.
In the city the population was spread out with 27.9% under the age of 18, 10.8% from 18 to 24, 29.6% from 25 to 44, 18.0% from 45 to 64, and 13.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 88.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.5 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $35,716, and the median income for a family was $41,939. Males had a median income of $35,509 versus $23,986 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,101. About 8.6% of families and 10.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.2% of those under age 18 and 10.1% of those age 65 or over.
National Register of Historic Places
- "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 2013-05-30.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- Eaton, David Wolfe (1916). How Missouri Counties, Towns and Streams Were Named. The State Historical Society of Missouri. p. 168.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- Historic maps of Saint Clair in the Sanborn Maps of Missouri Collection at the University of Missouri