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Overland is a city in St. Louis County. The population was 16,838 at the 2000 census.

Overland, Missouri is the location of the National Personnel Records Center which houses discharged and retired service records of all branches of the United States armed forces. The city is also the location of the Army Human Resources Command, but this facility is in the process of closing as a result of the military's 2005 Base Realignment and Closure process.


Overland is located at 38°41′57″N, 90°22′4″W (38.699051, -90.367797).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.4 mi². 4.4 mi² of it is land and 0.04 mi² of it (0.45%) is water.


As of the census of 2000, there were 16,838 people, 7,012 households, and 4,494 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,842.8/mi². There were 7,446 housing units at an average density of 1,699.3/mi². The racial makeup of the city was 83.56% White, 11.19% African American, 0.32% Native American, 2.01% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.83% from other races, and 2.05% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.19% of the population.

There were 7,012 households out of which 29.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.8% were married couples living together, 16.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.9% were non-families. 29.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the city the population was spread out with 24.7% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 30.9% from 25 to 44, 21.0% from 45 to 64, and 15.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 91.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $34,437, and the median income for a family was $43,655. Males had a median income of $31,168 versus $25,352 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,266. About 6.6% of families and 9.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.8% of those under age 18 and 3.6% of those age 65 or over.

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