Richmond Heights

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Richmond Heights is a city in St. Louis County. The population was 9,602 at the 2000 census.

According to Ramsay, the name was suggested by Robert E. Lee, who thought the area resembled his hometown of Richmond, Virginia.

As of 2006, a joint study to consider the advantages and disadvantages of merging with the adjoining city of Clayton is underway.[1]


Richmond Heights is located at 38°37′42″N, 90°19′43″W (38.628402, -90.328614).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.3 mi², all land.


As of the census 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/mi². There were 4,931 housing units at an average density of 2,152.5/mi². 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.


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