Location of Normandy, Missouri
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|• Total||1.85 sq mi (4.79 km2)|
|• Land||1.85 sq mi (4.79 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||604 ft (184 m)|
|• Estimate (2012)||4,993|
|• Density||2,707.0/sq mi (1,045.2/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||0756450|
The town is on land once owned by Charles Lucas. Lucas obtained property from the federal government with land grants, and he purchased the land from victims of the New Madrid earthquake of 1811. He named it for the French coastal region of Normandy from which his father John Baptiste Charles Lucas came. The site of his home is now on the property of Incarnate Word Academy.
Upon Charles death, and that of his father, Federal Land Grant Judge J.B.C. Lucas, his land was left to his sister Anne and brother James. Anne married Capt. Theodore Hunt, Son of the Patriot Abraham Hunt of Trenton, N.J., who died in 1832. In 1836 she married Theodore's 1st cousin, the explorer Wilson Price Hunt. The Hunt home at 7717 Natural Bridge Rd. was completed in 1908 after the current site of Glen Echo Club (the old Hunt Estate ) was leased to the Golf Club in 1898 and late sold to the Club. It was used for several years as the convent of the Sisters of the Cenacle before being taken over by the Normandy School District.
Normandy incorporated in May 1945.
In 1960, the Normandy School District approved a bond issue to buy the Bellerive Country Club to form a junior college. In 1963 the Normandy Residence Center became the University of Missouri–St. Louis; the university is partially within the city of Normandy.
In May 1977 Normandy annexed Berdell Hills.
Normandy is located at (38.715551, -90.300284).
As of the census of 2010, there were 5,008 people, 1,942 households, and 1,023 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,707.0 inhabitants per square mile (1,045.2/km2). There were 2,240 housing units at an average density of 1,210.8 per square mile (467.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 21.3% White, 69.7% African American, 0.3% Native American, 5.6% Asian, 0.9% from other races, and 2.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.6% of the population.
There were 1,942 households of which 31.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 20.4% were married couples living together, 27.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 47.3% were non-families. 33.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 3.06.
The median age in the city was 26 years. 23% of residents were under the age of 18; 24.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.9% were from 25 to 44; 21.8% were from 45 to 64; and 7.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 45.8% male and 54.2% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 5,153 people, 2,166 households, and 1,163 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,826.3 people per square mile (1,093.2/km²). There were 2,316 housing units at an average density of 1,270.3 per square mile (491.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 26.82% White, 66.68% African American, 0.25% Native American, 3.18% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.47% from other races, and 2.54% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.28% of the population.
There were 2,166 households out of which 30.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 23.9% were married couples living together, 24.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 46.3% were non-families. 34.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 3.02.
In the city, the population was spread out with 26.0% under the age of 18, 18.9% from 18 to 24, 29.3% from 25 to 44, 17.6% from 45 to 64, and 8.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females there were 82.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 74.1 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $25,802, and the median income for a family was $31,628. Males had a median income of $29,333 versus $25,634 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,399. About 17.3% of families and 24.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.1% of those under age 18 and 18.6% of those age 65 or over.
The Normandy Police Department provides police services to the surrounding communities of Cool Valley, Greendale, Bellerive, Glen Echo Park, Pasadena Hills and Pasadena Park.
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