Creve Coeur

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Creve Coeur, derived from French for "broken heart", is a city in St. Louis County. The population was 16,500 at the 2000 census. Creve Coeur is home to the Bellerive Country Club.


Creve Coeur is located at 38°40′2″N, 90°26′33″W (38.667352, -90.442600).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 10.1 mi², all land.


As of the census of 2000, there were 16,500 people, 6,988 households, and 4,465 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,628.9/mi². There were 7,496 housing units at an average density of 740.0/mi². The racial makeup of the city was 88.79% White, 3.45% African American, 0.21% Native American, 6.02% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.55% from other races, and 0.97% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.77% of the population.

There were 6,988 households out of which 25.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.6% were married couples living together, 4.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.1% were non-families. 30.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the city the population was spread out with 21.0% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 25.0% from 25 to 44, 27.9% from 45 to 64, and 19.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 93.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $75,032, and the median income for a family was $99,100. Males had a median income of $65,106 versus $39,102 for females. The per capita income for the city was $47,905. About 1.4% of families and 2.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.8% of those under age 18 and 2.7% of those age 65 or over.


The western half of Creve Coeur is part of the public Parkway School District. The eastern half is served by the Ladue School District. Private schools in the area include St. Louis Priory School, De Smet Jesuit High School, Chaminade College Preparatory School, Whitfield School and Westminster Christian Academy.

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