St. Louis, MO

Census Place

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2022 Population
298,018
1.58% 1-year decline
US Senator
Josh Hawley
Republican Party
US Senator
Eric Schmitt
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
36.5
0.551% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
20.2%
2.85% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$52,941
8.59% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$174,100
13.6% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
154,689
0.945% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, St. Louis, MO had a population of 298k people with a median age of 36.5 and a median household income of $52,941. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of St. Louis, MO declined from 302,787 to 298,018, a −1.58% decrease and its median household income grew from $48,751 to $52,941, a 8.59% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in St. Louis, MO are White (Non-Hispanic) (44.6%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (43.7%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3.47%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.32%), and White (Hispanic) (1.67%).

None of the households in St. Louis, MO reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

96.5% of the residents in St. Louis, MO are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in St. Louis, MO are Saint Louis University (3,396 degrees awarded in 2022), Ranken Technical College (754 degrees), and Barnes-Jewish College Goldfarb School of Nursing (402 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in St. Louis, MO was $174,100, and the homeownership rate was 44.9%.

Most people in St. Louis, MO drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23 minutes. The average car ownership in St. Louis, MO was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

St. Louis, MO is home to a population of 298k people, from which 96.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 6.16% of St. Louis, MO residents were born outside of the country (18.4k people).

In 2022, there were 1.02 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (133k people) in St. Louis, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 130k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 10.3k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.5%
2022 Citizenship
96.3%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.5% of St. Louis, MO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in St. Louis, MO was 96.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in St. Louis, MO
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    133k ± 386
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    130k ± 917
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    10.3k ± 325
4.31%
Hispanic Population
12.8k people

In 2022, there were 1.02 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (133k people) in St. Louis, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 130k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 10.3k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.31% of the people in St. Louis, MO are hispanic (12.8k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    37,430 ± 4,735 people
  2. India
    22,246 ± 3,655 people
  3. China
    18,085 ± 3,297 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Missouri was Mexico, the natal country of 37,430 Missouri residents, followed by India with 22,246 and China with 18,085.

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Foreign-Born Population

6.16%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
18.4k people
6.8%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
20.6k people

As of 2022, 6.16% of St. Louis, MO residents (18.4k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in St. Louis, MO was 6.8%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    4,858 ± 532
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    2,842 ± 499
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    2,260 ± 369

St. Louis, MO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.71 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of St. Louis, MO employs 155k people. The largest industries in St. Louis, MO are Health Care & Social Assistance (27,315 people), Educational Services (17,337 people), and Retail Trade (13,616 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($122,721), Utilities ($79,257), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($70,044).

Males in Missouri have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $55,490. The income inequality in Missouri (measured using the Gini index) is 0.455, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

155k
2022 Value
± 3,333
−0.945%
1 Year decline
± 3%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in St. Louis, MO declined at a rate of −0.945%, from 156k employees to 155k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in St. Louis, MO, are Management Occupations (15,500 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (15,440 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (12,356 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of St. Louis, MO.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

155k
2022 Value
± 3,333
−0.945%
1 Year decline
± 3%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in St. Louis, MO declined at a rate of −0.945%, from 156k employees to 155k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in St. Louis, MO, are Health Care & Social Assistance (27,315 people), Educational Services (17,337 people), and Retail Trade (13,616 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of St. Louis, MO, though some of these residents may live in St. Louis, MO and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$48,118
Median earning men ± $1,944
$39,500
Median earning women ± $1,161

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($64,024), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($61,250), and Public Administration ($60,210).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($56,818), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($54,332), and Information ($49,375).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.17%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 2.94M people employed in Missouri. This represents a 2.17% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 11.8%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Missouri.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Missouri went to Donald J. Trump with 56.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (41.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.36%).

Josh Hawley and Eric Schmitt are the senators currently representing the state of Missouri. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Missouri is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Missouri

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Josh Hawley
Senator from Missouri1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019
Eric Schmitt
Senator from Missouri3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023

Josh Hawley and Eric Schmitt are the senators currently representing Missouri.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Missouri

Missouri is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Missouri have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in St. Louis, MO awarded 5,345 degrees. The student population of St. Louis, MO in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 8,739 male students and 11,545 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in St. Louis, MO are White (3,448 and 67.7%), followed by Black or African American (682 and 13.4%), Asian (419 and 8.23%), and Hispanic or Latino (227 and 4.46%).

The largest universities in St. Louis, MO by number of degrees awarded are Saint Louis University (3,396 and 63.5%), Ranken Technical College (754 and 14.1%), and Barnes-Jewish College Goldfarb School of Nursing (402 and 7.52%).

The most popular majors in St. Louis, MO are Other Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research, & Clinical Nursing (393 and 7.35%), Registered Nursing (280 and 5.24%), and Law (186 and 3.48%).

The median tuition costs in St. Louis, MO are $25,350 for private four year colleges, and $5,424 and $10,056 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in St. Louis, MO, the percentage of applicants admitted was 85.1%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 15.2%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 20,284 (43.1% men and 56.9% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 20,284 students enrolled in St. Louis, MO, 43.1% men and 56.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 10,251 records, of which 56.4% were women and 43.6% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in St. Louis, MO was General Biological Sciences with 119 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in St. Louis, MO according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 3,396 degrees awarded
  2. 754 degrees awarded
  3. 402 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Saint Louis University with 3,396 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 2,248 men were awarded degrees from institutions in St. Louis, MO, which is 0.726 times less than the 3,097 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 3,448 degrees mean that there were 5.06 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 682 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($25,350) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,042) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,200) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.699% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.592% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.48M), Some college (1.12M), and Bachelors Degree (864k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in St. Louis, MO was $174,100 in 2022, which is 0.618 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $153,200 to $174,100, a 13.6% increase. The homeownership rate in St. Louis, MO is 44.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in St. Louis, MO have an average commute time of 23 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in St. Louis, MO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in St. Louis, MO is $52,941. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in St. Louis, MO was Census Tract 1172 with a value of $96,029, followed by Census Tract 1243 and Census Tract 1163.01, with respective values of $93,269 and $92,540.

Property

$174,100
Median Property Value 2022
±$4,165
$64,173
Median Property Taxes
±$1,910

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In St. Louis, MO the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

44.9%
Homeownership
2022
61%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 44.9% of the housing units in St. Louis, MO were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 44.7%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 1172
  2. Census Tract 1243
  3. Census Tract 1163.01

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in St. Louis, MO was Census Tract 1172 with a value of $96,029, followed by Census Tract 1243 and Census Tract 1163.01, with respective values of $93,269 and $92,540.

The following map shows all of the places in St. Louis, MO colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$52,941
Median Household Income
± $1,545
143k
Number of Households
± 3,275

In 2022, the median household income of the 143k households in St. Louis, MO grew to $52,941 from the previous year's value of $48,751.

The following chart displays the households in St. Louis, MO distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for St. Louis, MO is from Missouri.
0.455
2022 Wage GINI in Missouri
0.457
2021 Wage GINI in Missouri

In 2022, the income inequality in Missouri was 0.455 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.432% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Missouri was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Missouri in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (68.2%)
  2. Worked At Home (12.5%)
  3. Carpooled (6.56%)

In 2022, 68.2% of workers in St. Louis, MO drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (12.5%) and those who carpooled to work (6.56%).

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Commute Time

23 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in St. Louis, MO have a shorter commute time (23 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.93% of the workforce in St. Louis, MO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in St. Louis, MO distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in St. Louis, MO have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

20.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in St. Louis, MO (58.4k out of 289k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in St. Louis, MO is Black, followed by White and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

89.9% of the population of St. Louis, MO has health coverage, with 47.9% on employee plans, 18.8% on Medicaid, 10.5% on Medicare, 11.4% on non-group plans, and 1.35% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in St. Louis city, MO see 1055 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.76% decrease from the previous year (1085 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1575 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 232 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,055 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in St. Louis city, MO

Primary care physicians in St. Louis city, MO see an average of 1,055 patients per year. This represents a 2.76% decrease from the previous year (1,085 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in St. Louis city, MO in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 19.9% under 18 years, 27.8% between 18 and 34 years, 38% between 35 and 64 years, and 14.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.4% were men and 52.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

10.1%
Uninsured
47.9%
Employer Coverage
18.8%
Medicaid
10.5%
Medicare
11.4%
Non-Group
1.35%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in St. Louis, MO declined by 3.56% from 10.5% to 10.1%.

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