Richmond Heights, Missouri

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Richmond Heights, Missouri
City
Location of Richmond Heights, Missouri
Location of Richmond Heights, Missouri
Coordinates: 38°37′42″N 90°19′43″W / 38.62833°N 90.32861°W / 38.62833; -90.32861Coordinates: 38°37′42″N 90°19′43″W / 38.62833°N 90.32861°W / 38.62833; -90.32861
Country United States
State Missouri
County St. Louis
Government
 • Type Council-Manager
 • Mayor James Beck
 • City Manager Amy Hamilton
Area[1]
 • Total 2.30 sq mi (5.96 km2)
 • Land 2.30 sq mi (5.96 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 528 ft (161 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 8,603
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 8,566
 • Density 3,740.4/sq mi (1,444.2/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 63117
Area code(s) 314
FIPS code 29-61706[4]
GNIS feature ID 0756579[5]
Website http://www.richmondheights.org/

Richmond Heights, a city in St. Louis County, is an inner-ring suburb of St. Louis, Missouri. The population was 8,603 at the 2010 census.[6] According to Robert L. Ramsay, the name was suggested by Robert E. Lee, who thought the topography of the area resembled Richmond, Virginia. As of 2006, a joint study to consider the advantages and disadvantages of merging with the adjoining city of Clayton is underway.[7]

Geography[edit]

Richmond Heights is located at 38°37′42″N 90°19′43″W / 38.62833°N 90.32861°W / 38.62833; -90.32861 (38.628402, -90.328614).[8] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.30 square miles (5.96 km2), all of it land.[1]

Highways[edit]

Richmond Heights has several major highways within its boundaries: Interstate 170, Interstate 64 and U.S. Route 40.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 2,136
1930 9,150 328.4%
1940 12,802 39.9%
1950 15,045 17.5%
1960 15,622 3.8%
1970 13,802 −11.7%
1980 11,516 −16.6%
1990 10,448 −9.3%
2000 9,602 −8.1%
2010 8,603 −10.4%
Est. 2015 8,481 [9] −1.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 8,603 people, 4,244 households, and 2,012 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,740.4 inhabitants per square mile (1,444.2/km2). There were 4,680 housing units at an average density of 2,034.8 per square mile (785.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 81.7% White, 11.6% African American, 0.2% Native American, 4.2% Asian, 0.5% from other races, and 1.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.3% of the population.

There were 4,244 households of which 20.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 35.8% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 52.6% were non-families. 42.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.01 and the average family size was 2.84.

The median age in the city was 38.6 years. 18.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 32.8% were from 25 to 44; 27.7% were from 45 to 64; and 13.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.8% male and 53.2% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 9,602 people, 4,647 households, and 2,202 families residing in the city. The population density was 4,191.5 people per square mile (1,618.9/km²). There were 4,931 housing units at an average density of 2,152.5 per square mile (831.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 81.54% White, 13.32% African American, 0.25% Native American, 3.20% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.34% from other races, and 1.34% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.74% of the population.

In the city the population was spread out with 19.2% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 36.0% from 25 to 44, 21.0% from 45 to 64, and 14.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 85.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $50,557, and the median income for a family was $69,681. Males had a median income of $47,536 versus $35,407 for females. The per capita income for the city was $37,217. About 4.4% of families and 7.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.3% of those under age 18 and 11.7% of those age 65 or over.

Economy[edit]

Panera Bread used to be headquartered in Richmond Heights[11] with a St. Louis Bread Co. bakery-cafe (as they are locally known) located across the street. The Sisters of Saint Mary hospital, a movie theater, various notable small businesses, specialty shops, and franchised business locations. The Saint Louis Galleria is a prominent shopping mall in the area, and a large source of municipal revenue.[12] The Parkmoor restaurant was a local institution[13] in neighboring Clayton that used to face Oak Knoll Park, also in Clayton right across from Richmond Heights on the north side of Clayton Road. It was demolished as part of a Walgreens drugstore expansion.[14] The Clayton store has a Richmond Heights zip code.

See also[edit]

  • Evens & Howard Fire Brick Co., A specialty, high-temperature brick company in the city that established African American neighborhoods in Richmond Heights, despite racial segregation in St. Louis county at the time
  • Fitz's, Root Beer brand that started in Richmond Heights
  • Hi-Pointe, St. Louis, adjoining St. Louis neighborhood
  • Wydown/Skinker, St. Louis, narrow St. Louis neighborhood west of Forest Park and bordered on the south by Richmond Heights

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on January 24, 2012. Retrieved 2012-07-08. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-08. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 17, 2013. Retrieved 2013-05-30. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "Race, Hispanic or Latino, Age, and Housing Occupancy: 2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File (QT-PL), Richmond Heights city, Missouri". U.S. Census Bureau, American FactFinder 2. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved October 24, 2011. 
  7. ^ Merger Study - Clayton And Richmond Heights
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  9. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  10. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 11, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Panera tests $16.99 lobster sandwich." Dayton Business Journal. Tuesday August 18, 2009. Retrieved on August 19, 2009.
  12. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on July 22, 2011. Retrieved July 29, 2009. 
  13. ^ "Getting Closure After 70 years, St. Louis' beloved Parkmoor serves up its last meals -- with distraught regulars in attendance." the Riverfront Times. November 3, 1999
  14. ^ "Demolished: Five St. Louis Restaurants That Are No More." the Riverfront Times. June 27, 2011

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