St. Peters

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St. Peters is a city in St. Charles County. The population was 51,381 at the 2000 census. Interstate 70 passes through the city, providing a major transportation link.

Living In St. Peters

The City of St. Peters has an estimated 57,000 people, according to its official website.[1] The city is home to "The Rec-Plex" [2], a major sports complex in the state. St. Peters also hosts the county's largest shopping center, Mid Rivers Mall, which plans a 120,000 sq. ft. expansion.[3]


Three public school districts are within the boundaries of St. Peters: Fort Zumwalt, Francis Howell, and St. Charles. The city is home to two high schools, with another under construction.

The city includes a Spencer Road Branch library within the St. Charles City-County Library District [4], and St. Charles Community College [5] is south of the city along Mid Rivers Mall Drive.


St. Peters is located at 38°46′44″N, 90°36′11″W (38.778893, -90.603131).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 21.2 mi², all of which is land.


As of the census of 2000, there were 51,381 people, 18,435 households, and 13,936 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,425.5/mi². There were 18,776 housing units at an average density of 886.3/mi². The racial makeup of the city was 94.25% White, 2.80% African American, 0.20% Native American, 1.23% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.44% from other races, and 1.07% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.49% of the population.

There were 18,435 households out of which 42.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.8% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.4% were non-families. 20.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.78 and the average family size was 3.24.

In the city the population was spread out with 30.0% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 33.5% from 25 to 44, 21.3% from 45 to 64, and 7.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 95.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $57,898, and the median income for a family was $65,123. Males had a median income of $45,497 versus $30,295 for females. The per capita income for the city was $22,792. About 1.5% of families and 2.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.6% of those under age 18 and 5.1% of those age 65 or over.

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