Location within St. Louis County and Missouri
|• Total||1.19 sq mi (3.08 km2)|
|• Land||1.19 sq mi (3.08 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||571 ft (174 m)|
|• Estimate (2014)||3,310|
|• Density||2,800/sq mi (1,100/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|FIPS code||29-55964 |
|GNIS feature ID||756495 |
The area originally was farmland, but it did have an interesting history with several pockets of significant Greek and African-American residents. Because St. Vincent's mental hospital was located just north of St. Charles Rock Road, a streetcar line was constructed in the late 1800s from just south of Olive Street Road in University City north on the east side of Ferguson Avenue through what is now Pagedale to meet the electric interurban line to Saint Charles at the Rock Road. The south end of the line eventually joined with the Creve Coeur Lake streetcar line which ran on Vernon Avenue (but later was relocated a block further south to run behind a new subdivision). That transportation opened up the area to housing.
South of Pagedale, at Page and Ferguson, was Hazel Hill, which eventually became the reason for the Lincoln School which became part of the Normandy School District. Though long forgotten as a name, the Hazel Hill community still exists and the Lincoln building is still standing. When Pagedale was incorporated, the northern end went beyond the Rock Road up Hoke Avenue, which later was renamed Ferguson though it didn't line up with Ferguson. In 1954 a new housing subdivision was built at Ferguson and North Market Street. That subdivision, named Engelholm Gardens, a long forgotten name also, still stands, looking exactly as it did in 1954.
In November 2015, some residents filed a civil rights class action lawsuit against the city of Pagedale for overly aggressive ticketing of residential code enforcement as a "revenue generating machine".
As of the census of 2010, there were 3,304 people, 1,179 households, and 829 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,776.5 inhabitants per square mile (1,072.0/km2). There were 1,461 housing units at an average density of 1,227.7 per square mile (474.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 3.4% White, 93.4% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.6% from other races, and 2.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.4% of the population.
There were 1,179 households of which 39.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 22.5% were married couples living together, 39.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 29.7% were non-families. 25.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.79 and the average family size was 3.33.
The median age in the city was 32.7 years. 30.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.3% were from 25 to 44; 23.4% were from 45 to 64; and 11.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.1% male and 53.9% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 3,616 people, 1,213 households, and 891 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,003.8 people per square mile (1,163.5/km²). There were 1,408 housing units at an average density of 1,169.6 per square mile (453.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 5.67% White, 92.09% African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 0.28% from other races, and 1.44% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.00% of the population.
There were 1,213 households out of which 33.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 28.4% were married couples living together, 39.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.5% were non-families. 22.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.89 and the average family size was 3.40.
In the city the population was spread out with 31.2% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 24.3% from 25 to 44, 22.7% from 45 to 64, and 12.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 83.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 76.6 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $23,873, and the median income for a family was $25,917. Males had a median income of $31,875 versus $24,423 for females. The per capita income for the city was $11,005. About 25.7% of families and 29.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 38.5% of those under age 18 and 29.6% of those age 65 or over.
In 2001, a new $1 million Pagedale City Hall and Police Facility was built. It included an 8,000-square-foot space to house a local court facility.
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- Wayne Brasler, Normandy area historian, whose family was one of those who bought the new houses at Engleholm Gardens
- Lawsuit; United States District Court; November 4, 2015.
- Lawsuit Accuses Missouri City of Fining Homeowners to Raise Revenue; New York Times; November 4, 2015.
- City’s ‘nitpicky’ fines for tree stumps, blinds trigger civil rights lawsuit; Fox News; December 28, 2015
- Nanny State of the Week: City fines residents for chipped paint, mismatched curtains; Missouri Watchdog; December 21, 2015
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- Pagedale Municipal Center; Kwame Building Group; 2001.