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BULLET St. Louis By the Numbers 1988

St. Louis by the Numbers, compiled by the library staff, is an index to the most requested statistics at the St. Louis Public Library.

ST. LOUIS IN BRIEF
Area 61.37 square miles
Elevation 535 feet (Lambert International)
Latitude 38° 45 Longitude 90° 22
Climate
30 year average high temperature65.5°
1988 year average high67.1°
Warmest day 1988 August 15 and 17103°
30 year average low45.3°
1988 average low46.7°
Coldest day 1988 February 12
Precipitation in water equivalent 198833.93 inches


POPULATION STATISTICS - 1980
Total453,085
Male203,668Female249,397
White245,576Black206,386
Spanish Origin5531Other3481
Per Capita5877
Number of Households178,450


POPULATION ESTIMATES
Total426,300 (1988 estimate)
Male (1985 est.)191,022
Female (1985 est.)237,589
The following racial break-downs are all 1985 estimates
White223,493Black201,962Other3156
Per capita Income (1985)8799
Number of households (1985)173,700


VITAL STATISTICS
Births - 1988(Provisional-Jan. to Nov. 1988)8750
Deaths - 1988(Provisional-Jan. to Nov. 1988)6463
Accidental deaths(Provisional-Jan. to Nov. 1988)210
Deaths of children
under 1 year of age
(Provisional-Jan. to Nov. 1988)166
Marriage licenses issued 19886244


PUBLIC SERVICES
Police
Number of patrolmen - 1987
(Not including probationary officers)
737
Number of vehicles - 1987
Patrol cars587
Tri-cars7
Vans8
Motorcycles9
Reported crimes - 1988 and percentage change from 1987
Crimes against property
Burglary12,451+6.3%
Larceny26,735+6.3%
Auto Theft7,458-2.9%
Arson657+16.7%
Total crimes against property47,391+4.9%
Crimes against persons
Murder141-7.8
Rape305-8.1%
Robbery3,327+0.9%
Assault6,709+11.9%
Total crimes against persons10,482+7.2%
Total crimes57,873+5.3%
Fire Department
Number of Firefighters - 1987499
Number of vehicles - 1987
Pumpers30
Reserved pumpers26
Hook and ladder4
Foam Trucks2
Rescue Squads2
Fuel Trucks1
Marine Unit1
Total Responses - 1987
(including 36 rescues)
24,665
Library
Number of volumes- March 19894.5 million
Circulation - 19881,259,829
Schools
Number of public schools - 1988128
Elementary74
Middle schools29
High schools17
Special8
Total enrollment - 198847,020
Preschool384
Elementary (K-6)35,352
Secondary (7-12)11,284
Number of private schools - 198863
Preschool3
Elementary51
Secondary8
Special1
Total enrollment - 198817,027
Preschool772
Elementary (K-8)12,091
Secondary (9-12)4,004
Special160


WATER
Miles of water lines1373.75


TRANSPORTATION
Bi-State Busing - 1988
Number of buses
(Handicapped equipped)
677
(228)
Call-a-ride vans27
Call-a-ride Plus vans14
Number of riders49,279,680
Total miles of routes4543.95
Private transportation - 1987
Number of registered vehicles

262,227
Lambert International - 1988
Number of flights (all aviation)423,515
Total freight114,547,956 lbs.
Arriving63,441,261
Departing51,106,695
Total number of passengers20,170,060
Arriving10,099,249
Departing10,070,811


St. Louis Port Authority - 1988
Number of barges served60 - 100 daily (average)
Tons shipped25 million annually (average)


CITY GOVERNMENT
FormMayor/Board of Alderman
Political Divisions
Wards28
Precincts395
Appropriations - Fiscal Year -1988
(7/1/88 - 6/30/88)$430,460,923
Voters on File (6/5/89)215,593
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