St. Ann, Missouri
|St. Ann, Missouri|
|— City —|
|• Total||3.18 sq mi (8.24 km2)|
|• Land||3.18 sq mi (8.24 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||581 ft (177 m)|
|• Estimate (2012)||12,978|
|• Density||4,094.3/sq mi (1,580.8/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||0756629|
St. Ann is located at  in north-central or mid St. Louis County. The city lies directly next to St. Charles Rock Road, Lindbergh Boulevard, and Interstate 70, giving it easy access to other parts of the St. Louis area. St. Ann also borders Lambert-St. Louis International Airport. Municipal neighbors to St. Ann are Bridgeton, Edmundson, Woodson Terrace, Breckenridge Hills, Overland, and a large portion of unincorporated St. Louis County that lies between Maryland Heights and Creve Coeur.(38.727184, -90.385515)
The city was established in 1948 but began to develop six years before it was granted the petition of incorporation. Charles F. Vatterott, the developer and builder of most of the residential and commercial properties in St. Ann, started the community as a housing project for families of workers employed in nearby defense plants. It was one of the few defense housing projects in the country to develop into a permanent town. The original homesite was dedicated in honor of Saint Ann, the mother of the Virgin Mary.
St. Ann was the first city in Missouri to install a speed camera. The camera went into effect January 20, 2010, and fines started February 1, 2010. The cost of the fines was $100.00. The location of the first speed camera in the state is at 3312 Ashby Road.
The city's six parks are Tiemeyer, Livingston & Wright, Buder, St. Ann, Schafer and Mary Ridge. St. Ann also has a 34 par, 9-hole golf course on 55 acres (220,000 m2) just outside of St. Ann Park.
As of the census of 2010, there were 13,020 people, 5,894 households, and 3,259 families residing in the city. The population density was 4,094.3 inhabitants per square mile (1,580.8 /km2). There were 6,496 housing units at an average density of 2,042.8 per square mile (788.7 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 69.5% White, 22.1% African American, 0.3% Native American, 2.2% Asian, 3.0% from other races, and 2.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.7% of the population.
There were 5,894 households of which 28.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 31.6% were married couples living together, 17.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 44.7% were non-families. 38.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 12% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.21 and the average family size was 2.93.
The median age in the city was 37.1 years. 22.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 28% were from 25 to 44; 27.4% were from 45 to 64; and 13% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.5% male and 52.5% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 13,607 people, 6,190 households, and 3,447 families residing in the city. The population density was 4,352.8 people per square mile (1,678.5/km²). There were 6,554 housing units at an average density of 2,096.6 per square mile (808.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 82.71% White, 11.44% African American, 0.28% Native American, 1.99% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.79% from other races, and 1.78% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.12% of the population.
There were 6,190 households out of which 25.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.4% were married couples living together, 14.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 44.3% were non-families. 37.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.19 and the average family size was 2.90.
In the city the population was spread out with 22.3% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 31.8% from 25 to 44, 20.2% from 45 to 64, and 16.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 93.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.8 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $32,351, and the median income for a family was $41,135. Males had a median income of $31,091 versus $24,064 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,318. About 10.4% of families and 12.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.0% of those under age 18 and 6.8% of those age 65 or over.
The St. Ann Police Department (SAPD) is responsible for law enforcement within the city's 3.1 square miles. It is currently staffed with 36 sworn officers, along with 12 civilian employees. The SAPD has a Special Response Team (SRT), a K-9 Unit and a Detective Bureau, as well as School Resource Officers and a DARE Officer. The city of St. Ann has its own dispatch center, which is currently responsible for dispatching units for St. Ann and the neighboring city of Edmundson. St. Ann also holds prisoners for the city of Edmundson. The SAPD operates out of the St. Ann City Hall, located at 10405 St. Charles Rock Road, which also houses the city's municipal court. St. Ann utilizes a great variety of vehicles, including marked and unmarked Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptors, Dodge Chargers, and Chevy Impalas. St. Ann is one of 8 cities along I-70 (along with Edmundson, Woodson Terrace, Berkeley, Cool Valley, Normandy, Northwoods, and Pine Lawn) that is included in an Accident Reduction Corridor, which allows the city to impose higher fines for drivers caught speeding or driving wrecklessly. This revenue, along with revenue from various red-light cameras located around the city, allow St. Ann to compensate for lost sales tax revenue from the now-vacant Northwest Plaza. It is common to see upwards of 5 SAPD units lined up along I-70, waiting to pull over drivers who are caught speeding past the airport.
St. Ann hasn't had a homicide since 2005, and had no reported rapes in 2010; the crime rate in St. Ann has been on the decline since the start of the 21st century. This is due to a decrease in population in conjunction with the police department's efforts to reduce crimes.
The current Chief of the SAPD is Robert Schrader, who has held the position since 1989.
Northwest Plaza, the largest enclosed shopping mall in Missouri, was located in St. Ann. However, the mall was closed in October 2010. At its peak, the mall contained 9 anchor stores and 210 smaller stores.
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