Weldon Spring, Missouri
|Weldon Spring, Missouri|
|• Total||7.64 sq mi (19.79 km2)|
|• Land||7.51 sq mi (19.45 km2)|
|• Water||0.13 sq mi (0.34 km2)|
|Elevation||541 ft (165 m)|
|• Estimate (2012)||5,477|
|• Density||724.8/sq mi (279.8/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||0756882|
Weldon Spring is a city in St. Charles County, Missouri, United States. The population was 5,443 at the 2010 census. The city is named for its first settler, North Carolina frontiersman John Weldon, who in 1790 built a log home overlooking the spring which bears his name.
Weldon Spring is located at .
Pictures:weldon-spring.png|the city's sign, seen at the Technology Drive exit of I-64 </gallery>
John Weldon, a frontiersman from North Carolina, first settled Weldon Spring in 1790. He constructed a log home on high ground overlooking a spring (hence the name Weldon Spring). The spring is still visible, located at the northeast corner of the intersection of Highway 94 and I-64.
As of the census of 2010, there were 5,443 people, 2,050 households, and 1,580 families residing in the city. The population density was 724.8 inhabitants per square mile (279.8 /km2). There were 2,151 housing units at an average density of 286.4 per square mile (110.6 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.5% White, 1.4% African American, 0.1% Native American, 1.9% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 0.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.0% of the population.
There were 2,050 households of which 30.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.9% were married couples living together, 4.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 22.9% were non-families. 20.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.01.
The median age in the city was 48.7 years. 22.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 14.8% were from 25 to 44; 36.7% were from 45 to 64; and 20.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.6% male and 52.4% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 5,270 people, 1,880 households, and 1,462 families residing in the city. The population density was 666.0 people per square mile (257.2/km2). There were 1,926 housing units at an average density of 243.4 per square mile (94.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.00% White, 1.82% African American, 0.15% Native American, 1.08% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.30% from other races, and 0.61% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.10% of the population.
There were 1,880 households out of which 35.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 73.1% were married couples living together, 3.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.2% were non-families. 20.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.09.
In the city the population was spread out with 26.6% under the age of 18, 4.2% from 18 to 24, 24.1% from 25 to 44, 29.0% from 45 to 64, and 16.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 89.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.3 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $87,998, and the median income for a family was $102,516. Males had a median income of $66,522 versus $40,339 for females. The per capita income for the city was $40,810. About 2.6% of families and 4.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.7% of those under age 18 and 12.5% of those age 65 or over.
Quality of Life
The quality of life in Weldon Spring is generally high, and has many mid- to upper-class neighborhoods including Whitmoor, Windcastle, and Camelot. The only commercial area is at the intersection of State Highway 94 and Wolfrum Rd. However, the citizens enjoy higher end shopping at the neighboring areas of Mid Rivers Mall Drive, Chesterfield Mall, and West County Mall. The area is predominately Roman Catholic, and in the neighboring city of Cottleville, the largest parish in the Saint Louisan Archdiocese is located: Saint Joseph's of Cottleville.
Weldon spring belongs to the Francis Howell school district and houses two public Schools. The Independence Elementary School and Mary Emily Bryan Middle School are located in the city. Many of the children however, go to Catholic Parish Schools such as Saint Joseph's of Cottleville; also, many parents choose to educate their children in catholic primary schools (Academy of the Sacred Heart, Visitation Academy, Priory, and Saint Peters School are the biggest ones) and Catholic secondary education (Cor Jesu Academy, Nerinx Hall, Ursuline Academy, Visitation Academy, Incarnate Word Academy, Chaminade Academy, Christian Brothers College (CBC) High School, De Smet Jesuit High School, Saint Louis University High School (SLUH), and Duchesne Academy are the most popular.)
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