JeffVanderLou, St. Louis

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Rowhomes in JeffVanderLou, February 2018
Rowhomes in JeffVanderLou, February 2018
Location of JeffVanderLou within St. Louis
Location of JeffVanderLou within St. Louis
CountryUnited States
CitySt. Louis
Wards3, 5, 6, 19
 • Aldermen
  • Brandon Bosley
  • Tammika Hubbard
  • Christine Ingrassia
  • Marlene Davis
 • Total1.25 sq mi (3.2 km2)
 • Total5,557
 • Density4,400/sq mi (1,700/km2)
ZIP code(s)
Parts of 63106, 63107, 63113
Area code(s)314

JeffVanderLou (JVL) is a neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri. The neighborhood is situated between North Vandeventer Avenue on the northwest, Natural Bridge Avenue on the northeast, North Jefferson Avenue on the East, Delmar Boulevard on the south, and North Compton Avenue and Martin Luther King Drive on the Southwest.

In a time of racial segregation following the end of slavery, JeffVanderLou was originally designated as the city's "Negro District" and was one of the only places where African Americans were allowed to own land.

It is also where Sportsman's Park (later known as Busch Stadium I) stood from 1902 until 1966.


In 2010 JeffVanderLou's racial makeup was 97.2% Black, 1.3% White, 0.1% Native American, 1.2% Two or More Races, and 0.1% Some Other Race. 0.6% of the population was of Hispanic or Latino origin.[2]

Historical population
2000 6,459—    
2010 5,557−14.0%

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Census Summary By Neighborhoods
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-05-16. Retrieved 2012-08-12.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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Coordinates: 38°39′03″N 90°13′15″W / 38.6509°N 90.2208°W / 38.6509; -90.2208