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St. Louis County, Missouri; St. Louis city, Missouri (County)

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St. Louis County, Missouri
St. Louis city, Missouri (County)
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 996,945 302,838
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) NA NA
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 996,945 302,838
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) NA NA
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2018) 998,986 319,275
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) NA NA
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2018, (V2018) -0.2% -5.1%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 998,954 319,294
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.9%
6.2%
Persons under 18 years, percent
22.0%
19.0%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
18.1%
13.7%
Female persons, percent
52.6%
51.6%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
68.2%
47.6%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
24.9%
45.9%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.2%
0.3%
Asian alone, percent(a)
4.5%
3.5%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Z
Z
Two or More Races, percent
2.2%
2.5%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
3.0%
4.1%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
65.6%
44.3%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 57,779 16,543
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 7.3% 6.8%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 441,973 177,156
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 69.0% 43.4%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $190,100 $131,900
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $1,485 $1,259
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $559 $450
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $957 $810
Building permits, 2018 1,136 661
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 403,547 140,455
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.43 2.14
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 85.7% 80.6%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 9.1% 9.1%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 90.7% 82.8%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 84.7% 70.9%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 93.3% 86.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 43.2% 35.0%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 8.1% 11.8%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
8.0%
12.5%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 65.3% 65.4%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 60.7% 63.7%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,628,838 1,255,664
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 9,445,219 4,162,081
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 15,922,870 10,736,982
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 32,424,231 5,916,406
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 25,262,702 2,471,933
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $25,252 $7,769
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 24.3 24.4
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $65,300 $41,107
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $39,784 $28,478
Persons in poverty, percent
10.5%
22.8%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2017 30,609 9,217
Total employment, 2017 614,021 206,822
Total annual payroll, 2017 ($1,000) 35,063,389 11,646,994
Total employment, percent change, 2016-2017 4.3% -7.4%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017 77,607 21,521
All firms, 2012 94,670 30,040
Men-owned firms, 2012 50,097 13,943
Women-owned firms, 2012 33,835 13,086
Minority-owned firms, 2012 19,406 11,994
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 71,842 16,498
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 9,572 2,924
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 80,302 25,309
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 1,967.2 5,157.5
Land area in square miles, 2010 507.80 61.91
FIPS Code 29189 29510
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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