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BULLET St. Louis By the Numbers 1989

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 (at Lambert International)
Latitude................................... 38 degrees 45 min. N
Longitude................................ 90 degrees 22 min. W

Climate
30-year average high temperature......65.5 degrees
30-year average low temperature......45.3 degrees
1989 average high (January - November 30).....67.8 degrees
1989 record high (January - November 30)......July 10 / 98.0 degrees
1989 average low (January - November 30).....49.2 degrees
1989 record low (January - November 30)......Feb 5 / 2.0 degrees
Precipitation Water equivalent - Jan. - Nov. 30)......27.91 in.

POPULATION STATISTICS - 1980 Census

Total................................................................453,085
Male.................................................................203,668
Female..............................................................249,397
White................................................................245,576
Black................................................................206,386
Spanish Origin....................................................5,531
Other.................................................................3,481
Per Capita Personal Income................................$9,417
Number of Households........................................178,450

POPULATION ESTIMATES - 1990
(from Missouri Office of Administration - Recent Migration Detail)

Total..................................................................404,647
Male..................................................................180,993
Female...............................................................223,654

Racial Breakdowns of the 1988 Test Census
White................................................................212,286
Black.................................................................187,234
Spanish Origin....................................................4,153
Other.................................................................5,726
Per Capita Personal Income (1987)......................14,921
Number of Households (1985).............................173,700

Age Groups - 1990
(From Missouri Office of Administration)
0 - 4...................................................................32,618
5 - 9...................................................................35,032
10 - 14...............................................................27,261
15 - 19...............................................................27,518
20 - 24...............................................................27,629
25 - 29...............................................................30,996
30 - 34...............................................................30,198
35 - 39...............................................................26,985
40 - 44...............................................................22,307
45 - 49...............................................................17,769
50 - 54...............................................................16,948
55 - 59...............................................................18,672
60 - 64...............................................................21,456
65 - 69...............................................................19,995
70 - 74...............................................................15,969
75 - 79...............................................................13,700
80 - 84...............................................................9,945
85 +...................................................................9,649

Vital Statistics - Not Corrected for Residency
Births - 1989 Jan. to Oct. 1, 1989..........................7,314
Deaths - 1989 Jan. to Oct. 1, 1989.........................5,639
Accidental Deaths - Jan. to Oct. 1, 1989.................176
Deaths of Children Under Year of Age 1
Provisional - Jan. to Oct. 1, 1989...........................167
Marriage Licenses 1989 Applications......................5,821

PUBLIC SERVICES

Police
Number of Patrolman - 1990
Probationary.........................................................129
Academy..............................................................54
Non-probationary..................................................1,410
Total....................................................................1,593

Number of Vehicles - 1988
Automobiles.........................................................579
Tri-cars................................................................30
Vans/Trucks.........................................................51
Motorcycles..........................................................15
Other...................................................................14

Reported Crimes - 1989 & Percentage Changes From 1988
Crimes Against Property
Burglary....................................................13,837......+10.3%
Larceny.....................................................26,669......-0.2%
Auto Theft.................................................8,932.......+19.8%
Arson........................................................601...........-8.5%
Total (Crimes Against Property)..................50,039.......+5.6%

Crimes Against Persons
Murder......................................................158............+12.9%
Rape.........................................................330............+8.2%
Robbery....................................................4,220.........+26.8%
Assault......................................................7,936.........+18.3%
Total (Crimes Against Persons)...................12,644.......+8.3%
Total Crimes..............................................62,683.......+8.3%

Fire Department
Number of Firefighters - 1989...............................641
Number of Vehicles - 1989 Pumpers..............................................................30
Reserve pumpers..................................................25
Hook and ladder...................................................4
Reserve hook and ladder.......................................6
Foam trucks.........................................................2
Rescue squads......................................................2
Fuel truck.............................................................1
Reserve fuel truck.................................................2
Marine unit...........................................................1
Total Responses - 1989.........................................14,032
(Including 45 Rescues)

Library - 1989
Number of Volumes..............................................4.5 million (estimated)
Circulation............................................................1,538,296

Schools
Number of:
Public Schools (9/20/88).........................................117
Elementary............................................................76
Middle Schools......................................................26
High Schools.........................................................15
Total Enrollment (9/20/89).....................................43,751
Elementary............................................................25,827
Middle Schools......................................................7,725
High Schools.........................................................10,199
Number of:
Private Schools.......................................................63
Preschool...............................................................3
Elementary.............................................................51
Secondary..............................................................8
Special...................................................................1
Total Enrollment - 1988..........................................17,027
Preschool...............................................................772
Elementary (K-8)....................................................12,091
Secondary (9-12)....................................................4,004
Special...................................................................160

TRANSPORTATION

Bi-State Busing - 1989
Number of Buses.....................................................677
Handicapped Equipped.............................................288
Call-a-Ride Vans......................................................27
Call-a-Ride Plus Vans...............................................14
Number of Riders.....................................................44,706,701
Total Miles in Routes................................................4,513.85
Private Transportation - 1987
Number of Registered Vehicles..................................262,227
Lambert International - 1989
Flights (All Aviation)..................................................428,875
Freight - excluding mail (Jan - Sept. 30)
Arriving.....................................................................51,681,966
Departing...................................................................54,463,466
Total.........................................................................106,145,432
Passengers (1989 Total)
Arriving......................................................................10,017,666
Departing....................................................................9,997,349
Total..........................................................................20,015,015
St. Louis Port Authority - 1988
Number of Barges Served..........................................60 - 100 Daily (Average)
Tons Shipped...............................................................25 Million Annually (Average)

CITY GOVERNMENT

Political Divisions
Wards..........................................................................28
Precincts......................................................................395
Appropriations (Fiscal Year 1989/90)........................$447,119,193
Voters on File (2/8/90)...................................................202,073
Number of Polling Places (as of 1/20/90)
Total............................................................................393
Handicapped Accessible.................................................189
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