Carr Square, St. Louis

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Carr Square
St. Louis neighborhood
Location of Carr Square within St. Louis
Location of Carr Square within St. Louis
Country United States
State Missouri
City St. Louis
Wards 5
 • Aldermen Tammika Hubbard
 • Total 0.41 sq mi (1.1 km2)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 2,774
 • Density 6,800/sq mi (2,600/km2)
ZIP code(s) Part of 63106
Area code(s) 314

Carr Square is a neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri. The near Northside neighborhood is bounded by Cass Avenue on the North, Cole Street on the South, North Tucker Boulevard and North 13th Street on the East, and North Jefferson on the West. It was the site, from 1954 to 1971, of the infamous Pruitt–Igoe public housing complex.


In 2010 Carr Square's racial makeup was 98.0% Black, 0.5% White, 0.3% Native American, 0.9% Two or More Races, and 0.1% Some Other Race. 0.5% of the population was of Hispanic or Latino origin.[2]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
2000 2,339 —    
2010 2,774 +18.6%

New Carr Square streetcar line[edit]

In June 2013 Forbes magazine profiled new streetcar systems of ten American cities that had built or were building new modern streetcar systems.[3] According to Forbes, St. Louis is considering building a new modern line to connect downtown to Carr Square.


  1. ^ Census Summary By Neighborhoods Archived February 6, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
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  3. ^ "Will St. Louis Be Home To The Trolley Once More?". Forbes magazine. June 2013. Retrieved 2013-06-27. Its backers want a new system to connect downtown, Carr Square, and a series of neighborhoods. 

Coordinates: 38°38′22″N 90°12′09″W / 38.6395°N 90.2024°W / 38.6395; -90.2024