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BULLET St. Louis By the Numbers 2000
 

ST. LOUIS IN BRIEF

Area ...........................................................................................61.37 sq mi or 158 sq km
Elevation ...................................................................................................455 ft or 139 m
Latitude 38 45’ N .............................................................................Longitude 90 22’ W
  • The mean number of clear days in was St. Louis 100.3 for 1998, 1999, and 2000.

CLIMATE - 2000

Highest Temperature of 2000 (8/17) .........................................................................102 F
Average High .........................................................................................................89.2 F
Lowest Temperature of 2000 (12/22) ...........................................................................2 F
Average Low .........................................................................................................13.9 F
Precipitation ............................................................................................................37.37"
  • Hottest month was August with an average temperature of 80.4 F
  • Coldest month was December with an average temperature of 21.6 F
  • Record High (7/14/54), 115 F
  • Record Low (1/29/1873), -23 F

POPULATION 2000
U.S. Bureau of the Census

1990  2000

% Change

Total ............................................................................ 396,685 348,189 –12.2%
Male ............................................................................. 180,680 163,567 –9.4%
Female........................................................................... 216,005 184,622 –14.5%
*White........................................................................... 202,085 152,666 –24.4%
*Black .......................................................................... 188,408 178,266 –5.3%
*Asian .......................................................................... 3,733 6,891 +84.6%
*American Indian & AlaskaNative................................... ...950... ...950... ................0%
*Native Hawaiian & Other PacificIslander....................... ....94...... N/A
Two or more races........................................................ ...N/A... 6,539
Hispanic(Any race)........................................................ ..5,124.. ..7,022.. ............+37%
(Because of difference in reporting, no direct comparison of racial figures to 1990 Census is possible.)

 

Number of Households

 

164,931

 

147,076

 

-10.8%

 

1998 Per CapitaPersonal Income............................. $26,332

+4.4% Change
from 1997

AGE GROUPS 2000
U.S. Bureau of the Census

Under 5 .……………..……………...………...……...…………...………….….......23,477
5 to 9…………….……………...………….......……………...……………...…......26,709
10 to 14………….……………...……………......……………...……………..........25,014
15 to 19 ..………....……………...……………......……………...…………............24,729
20 to 24 …………....……………...…………...…...……………...……………......26,541
25 to 34 ………….……………...……………......……………...…………….........54,395
35 to 44 ………….……………...……………......……………...…………….........53,144
45 to 54 ………….……………...……………......……………...…………….........41,260
55 to 59 .…………...……………...…………...…...……………..…………….......13,466
60 to 64.………….……………...……………......……………...…………….........11,612
65 to 74 ………….……………...……………......……………...…………….........23,047
75 to 84 ………….……………...……………......……………...…………….........17,482
85+ ……………….……………...……………......……………...……………..........7,313

VITAL STATISTICS - 1999
Not Corrected by Residency

Births .......................................................................................................................5,500
Deaths .....................................................................................................................4,509
Marriage ...................................................................................................................3,320
Divorce.....................................................................................................................1,015

PUBLIC SERVICES

FIRE DEPARTMENT – 2000

Number of Firefighters .........................…....................................................................688
Number of Firehouses ...................................................................................................33
Number of Districts ...........................…..........................................................................7
Number of Vehicles
Pumpers...........................…................................................................. 30     (18 Reserve)
Hook & Ladder.....................…............................................................   4        (2 Reserve)
Foam Trucks ...........................….........................................................

  4                        

Rescue Squads ...........................…...................................................... 2       (1 Reserve)
Fuel Truck ...........................…............................................................ 1       (1 Reserve)
Marine Unit ...........................…...........................................................

8                        

POLICE
Number of Patrolmen – 2001

Academy (not included in total)……..........................……………..….....……...…….....23
Probationary…………………………...................................……….....…..….…….......34
Non-Probationary……………………..............................………….….…………......1,098
Sergeants &Above…………………....................…………………......…….…............290
Total………………………………..................………….……….……...……...........1428

Number of Vehicles – 2001

Marked Vehicles……………………............................………....……………………...354
Unmarked……………………………............................……….....……………………133
Covert………………………………............................…………..…………………......49
Motorcycles…………………………..........................…………………………………..14
Tri-Cars……………………………...........................…………………………………...27
Others (Truckers, Trailers, Etc) ……............................………….......….......................72
Total…………………………………...........................…………...…………………..649

REPORTED CRIMES – 2000
With Percentage Changes from 1993

Crimes Against Property
Burglary…….............................…..........................................................8,020 -35.3%
Larceny…….............................….........................................................26,862 -.42%
Auto Theft…….............................…......................................................7,835 -22.2%
Arson…….............................…................................................................796 -1.2%
Total Crimes Against Property…….....................................................43,513 -13.4%
 

 

Crimes Against Persons
Murder ............................…......................................................................123 -53.9%
Rape ............................….........................................................................112 -64.9%
Robbery ............................….................................................................3,224 -48.2%
Aggravated Assault ............................…..................................................4,476 -45.3%
Total Crimes Against Persons ................................................................7,935 -47.1%
 

 

Total Crimes........................….............................................................51,448 -21.1%
  • There are 5 members on the St. Louis City Board of Police Commissioners. Four are appointed by the Governor with the fifth being the mayor who serves by virtue of his office.

ST. LOUIS PUBLIC LIBRARY
October 1, 1999 – September 30, 2000

Number of Volumes……………………………..............................…………….1,543,672
Circulation……..............................………………………………………………2,412,190
Total Holdings……………………..............................…………………………..4,504,482
  • Between October 1999 and September 2000, the St. Louis Public Library had a total attendance of 1,866,910.
  • In 2000, the St. Public Library added 180,000 titles to its catalog.
  • There are 9 members on the St. Louis Public Library Board of Directors. They are appointed by the Mayor of the City of St. Louis.

SCHOOLS
Public Schools – 2000-2001

Elementary ......................…………………………..............………………………….......68
Secondary ......................…………………………...........……………………………...…10
Middle Schools ......................…………………………..............…………………………12
Special Schools ......................…………………………...............…………………………7
Alternative ...............…......……………………….……………………………2 (Secondary)
Total .................…………………………...............…………………………………….109
Enrollment
Elementary ......................………………………….......………………………………23,968
Secondary ......................…………………………........……………………………….9,616
Middle Schools ......................…………………………........………………………….8,777
Special Schools .....................…………………………...........………………………….872
Total ....................……………………......….......…………………………………..43,233
  • The St. Louis Public Schools had a total district budget of $441,543,662 for 2000-2001.
  • The St. Louis Public Schools Board of Education has 7 members who are elected by the voters.

TRANSPORTATION
BI-STATE – 7/1/99 – 6/30/00

Active Fleet ......…………………………...………………………………………………573
Contingency Fleet .....……………………………...……………………………………….30
Wheelchair Equipped ......…………………...…………………………………………….541
# of Routes ......…………………………..……………………………………………….110
# of Riders .....…………………...………………………………………………..37,584,777
Peak Buses ......…………………………...……………………………………………….491

 

Call-A-Ride & Call-A-Ride & Van ......…………………………….……….………………65
Wheelchair Equipped ......…………………………………………………………………..65
# of Riders ......……………………..………………………………………………...435,923
MetroLink - As of May 7, 2001
(with the St. Clair Extension Opening)
Miles of Track ......………………………..………………………………………………34.4
Vehicles ......………………………….………………………….………………………….60
Stations ......………………………….……………………………………………………..27
Peak Vehicles ......………………………….……………………………………………….48
# of Riders ......…………………………………………………………………….14,165,766

LAMBERT ST. LOUIS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT – 2000

Flights (All Aviation) …………………...........…………………………...…………..481,025
First Class Commercial Carriers …………………..........…………………………….346,637
Commuters ………………….........…………………………………………………..110,190
Military ………………….............………………………………………………………3,559
General Aviation …………………............…………………………………………….20,639

 

Freight (Excluding Mail)
Arriving .……………………………….....................................……………149,037,460 lbs.
Departing ……………...……………………………………………………..137,926,971 lbs.
Total …………….…………………………………………………………..286,964,431 lbs.
Passengers
Arriving .................................…………………………………………………….15,258,670
Departing ............................………………………………………………………15,300,321
Total ...........................…………………….……………………………………30,558,991

CITY GOVERNMENT – 2000

Political Divisions
Wards ………………………………...…...............…………………………………………28
Precincts ………………………………...….............………………………………………374
General Revenue
Fiscal Year 1999/00 ………………...…………………..…………………………..$372 million
Fiscal Year 2000/01 …………………...………………..…………………………..$388 million

Voters on File (5/1/01) ………...…………………………........………………………..184,961
Number of Polling Places
Total ……………….………………..........................................…………………………..208

 

Handicapped Accessible
Precincts ………………..........................................………………………………………271
(Number of precincts in handicapped accessible polling places)
  • There 4 members on the St. Louis City Board of Election Commissioners who are appointed by the Governor.

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