Sycamore Hills, Missouri

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Sycamore Hills, Missouri
Village
Location of Sycamore Hills, Missouri
Location of Sycamore Hills, Missouri
Coordinates: 38°42′4″N 90°20′56″W / 38.70111°N 90.34889°W / 38.70111; -90.34889Coordinates: 38°42′4″N 90°20′56″W / 38.70111°N 90.34889°W / 38.70111; -90.34889
Country United States
State Missouri
County St. Louis
Area[1]
 • Total 0.14 sq mi (0.36 km2)
 • Land 0.14 sq mi (0.36 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 656 ft (200 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 668
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 667
 • Density 4,771.4/sq mi (1,842.2/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 29-72034[4]
GNIS feature ID 0756778[5]

Sycamore Hills is a town in St. Louis County, Missouri, United States. The population is 667 at the 2010 census.[6]

Geography[edit]

Sycamore Hills is located at 38°42′4″N 90°20′56″W / 38.70111°N 90.34889°W / 38.70111; -90.34889 (38.701051, -90.348916).[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.14 square miles (0.36 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2012, there were 827 people, 293 households, and 171 families residing in the village. The population density was 4,771.4 inhabitants per square mile (1,842.2/km2). There were 294 housing units at an average density of 2,100.0 per square mile (810.8/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 82.8% White, 12.3% African American, 0.7% Asian, 0.7% from other races, and 3.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.3% of the population.

There were 293 households of which 28.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.3% were married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 40.8% were non-families. 30.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 3.00.

The median age in the village was 40.9 years. 20.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.6% were from 25 to 44; 30.5% were from 45 to 64; and 14.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 48.5% male and 51.5% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 722 people, 289 households, and 180 families residing in the village. The population density was 5,249.0 people per square mile (1,991.2/km²). There were 296 housing units at an average density of 2,152.0 per square mile (816.3/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 90.72% White, 6.93% African American, 0.42% Native American, 0.42% from other races, and 1.52% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.42% of the population.

There were 289 households out of which 32.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.1% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.7% were non-families. 32.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.22.

In the village the population was spread out with 27.6% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 33.7% from 25 to 44, 19.8% from 45 to 64, and 12.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 96.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.9 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $41,146, and the median income for a family was $45,893. Males had a median income of $36,518 versus $26,016 for females. The per capita income for the village was $18,761. About 2.2% of families and 2.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.4% of those under age 18 and 4.8% of those age 65 or over.

Community[edit]

Sycamore Hills was incorporated as a village on November 3, 1941.[8] In October, 1920, Charles A. Lindbergh took several aerial photos of the area.[9]

The village is primarily a residential community, currently with no business establishments. Nearly all of the houses are of brick and masonry construction, 112 to 2 stories, and have three or more bedrooms. Most of the homes were built between 1925 and 1950. They range architecturally from American traditional bungalow to Tudor Revival style, with very little repetition in design. As of January 2011 there were two vacant residential building lots in the village.

Until the early 1970s, Sycamore Hills included several retail businesses. Currently, the only non-residential entity in the village is Calvary United Church of Christ.

Village business is conducted by an elected board of trustees. Police service is contracted through neighboring St. John Police Department. The trustees meet monthly, and meetings are open to all residents.[10]

Sycamore Hills is bounded on the south by Midland Boulevard (with the exception of the extreme southwest corner, which extends one block further south to Lackland Road). The northern boundary is Graceland Avenue (except for the extreme northwest, which is a short spur off Gothland Avenue extending past Graceland). The north-south streets are Gothland Avenue, Brown Road, Hartland Avenue, Northland Avenue, Ashland Avenue, Oakland Avenue and Walton Road. These cover one city block except for Brown Road, which covers two blocks of the village limits. Northland Avenue is a limited-access street, and Sycamore Court, at the southwest corner of the village, is a cul-de-sac.

The southeast village limit is immediately adjacent to the site of the historic Overland Park, where the Overland Trail began.

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