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BULLET St. Louis By the Numbers 2001 & 2002
 

ST. LOUIS IN BRIEF

Area .........................................................................................61.37 sq mi or 158 sq km
Elevation ..................................................................................................455 ft or 139 m
Latitude 38degree 45’ N ...........................................................Longitude 90degree 22’ W
  • The mean number of clear days in was St. Louis 100.3 for 2001 and 2002

CLIMATE - 2001 & 2002

Highest Temperature of 2001: ................100 degrees F (8/22) & 2002: 101 degrees F (8/01)
Average High………..................................of 2001: 67.0 degrees F & 2002: 67.1 degrees F
Lowest Temperature of 2001: .......................0 degrees F (1/02) & 2002: 6 degrees F (3/04)
Average Low………..................................of 2001: 48.4 degrees F & 2002: 48.6 degrees F
Precipitation…….................................................……..35.29" for 2001 & 40.95" for 2002
  • Hottest month of 2001 was July with an average temperature of 80.7 degrees F & 82.8 degrees F in July for 2002.
  • Coldest month of 2001 was January with an average temperature of 30.5 degrees F & 37.5 degrees F in December for 2002.
  • Record High (7/14/54), 115 F
  • Record Low (1/29/1873), -23 F

POPULATION 2000 - Adjusted
U.S. Bureau of the Census

1990  2000

% Change

Total ......................................................................... 396,685 348,189 –12%
Male .......................................................................... 180,630 163,753 –10%
Female........................................................................ 216,055 184,436 –17%
White......Alone.......................................................... 202,276 152,400 –25%
Black .....Alone.......................................................... 187,995 177,627 –6%
American Indian & AlaskaNative.....Alone................... 1,331 1,050 21%
Asian .....Alone.......................................................... 3,488 7,075 103%
Native Hawaiian & Other PacificIslander.....Alone........ 78 103 32%
Other race .....Alone..................................................... 1,517 2,724 80%
Hispanic..................................................................... 4,850 6,745 39%
 

Number of Households...............................................

 

164,404

 

147,286

 

-10.4%

(The comparisons are from the SF-3 (sample count) as listed by the Missouri Census Data Center.)
 

Per CapitaPersonal Income..........................................

2000 2001 % Change
$27,174 $27,984

3%

(Figures from the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Department of Commerce.)

AGE GROUPS 2000 - Adjusted
U.S. Bureau of the Census

Under 5 .……………..……………...………...……..………...………….….......23,420
5 to 9…………….……………...………….......…………...……………...…......26,715
10 to 14………….……………...……………......…………...……………..........25,181
15 to 19 ..………....……………...……………......…………...…………............14,184
20 to 24 …………....……………...…………...…...…………...……………......27,049
25 to 34 ………….……………...……………......…………...…………….........53,893
35 to 44 ………….……………...……………......…………...…………….........54,682
45 to 54 ………….……………...……………......…………...…………….........40,835
55 to 59 .…………...……………...…………...…...…………..…………….......13,393
60 to 64.………….……………...……………......…………...…………….........11,397
65 to 74 ………….……………...……………......…………...…………….........23,068
75 to 84 ………….……………...……………......…………...…………….........17,432
85+ ……………….……………...……………......…………...……………..........7,251

VITAL STATISTICS - 2001
Not Corrected by Residency

Births .....................................................................................................................5,267
Deaths ....................................................................................................................4,143
Marriage ..................................................................................................................3,004
Divorce.......................................................................................................................959

PUBLIC SERVICES

FIRE DEPARTMENT – 2002

Number of Firefighters ..................................................................707
Number of Firehouses ...................................................................32 (Two at the Airport)
Number of Districts ........................................................................7 (One at the Airport)
Number of Vehicles
Pumpers...........................…........................................... 31(One at the Airport)
Hook & Ladder.....................…...................................... 5 (One at the Airport)
Foam Trucks.........................…...................................... 4                        
Rescue Squads ........................….................................. 3 (One at the Airport)
Fuel Truck ...........................…...................................... 1
Marine Unit ........................…......................................... 5                        
EMS Unit……………………………………................... 13
  • The City of St. Louis has two water treatment plants. Howard Bend Plant and Chain of Rocks Plant produce an average of 150 million gallons of water each day.

POLICE
Number of Patrolmen – 2002

Probationary…………………………........................……….....….…...........157
Recruits in Training……………………..0 (as of 12/31/02…but 63 started in 2003)
Sergeants &Above…………………..........….…………......…….…..............305
Total………………………………....………….……….……...……...........1,029

Number of Vehicles – 2002

Marked Vehicles……………………...................………....……………………...305
Unmarked……………………………....................…….........……………………218
Motorcycles…………………………..................…………………………………..15
Tri-Cars……………………...............................…....……………………………...27
Vans……………………..…………….........................…………………………….14
Cruisers…………..……………………….........................…………………………17
Trucks……………………………………………................………………………..18
Golf Carts………………………………………...................…………………………5
Miscellaneous…………………………………...................………………………….20
Total…………………………………...................…...………...…………………..639

REPORTED CRIMES – 2002
With Percentage Changes from 2001

Crimes Against Property 2002 2001 %
Burglary…….............................…................................ 7,060 8,120 -13.05%
Larceny…….............................…................................. 26,043 27,949 -6.81%
Auto Theft…….............................…............................. 9,873 8,823 11.90%
Arson…….............................….................................... 584 709 -17.63%
Total Crimes Against Property……............................. 43,560 45,601 -4.47%
 

 

Crimes Against Persons
Murder ............................…........................................... 112 148 -24.32%
Rape............................…............................................... 136 120 -13.33%
Robbery ............................…......................................... 2,819 3,139 -10.19%
Aggravated Assault ............................…......................... 4,434 4,254 -4.18%
Total Crimes Against Persons ..................................... 7,501 7,663 -2.13%
Total Crimes........................…......................................... 51,061 53,264 -4.13%
  • 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
Oct. 1, 2001 – Sept. 30, 2002

Circulation……..............................……………………………………………2,427,995
Total Holdings……………………..............................……...…………….…..4,732,682
  • Between October 2001 and September 2002, 1,822,765 visitors came to the St. Louis Public Library.
  • In 2002, the St. Louis Public Library added 170,152 items to its catalog.

SCHOOLS – for School Year 2002/03

Elementary ......................……………………..............………………………….......70
Secondary ..............…………………………............……………………………...…12
Middle Schools ..............…………………………...............…………………………23
Special/Alternative..............…..………...…………...............…………………………7
Total .................……………………...............….………………………………….112
Enrollment
Elementary ......................…………………………......…………………………19,743
Secondary ...............…………………………........……………………………….9,552
Middle Schools .......................……………………........………………………….8,975
Special Schools .....................………………….…..........…………………………1,102
Total ....................……………………......…............………………….………..39,372
  • The St. Louis Public Schools had a total district budget of $498,364,379 for 2002/03.

TRANSPORTATION
METRO - 2002

MetroBuses
Active Fleet ......………………………………………………………………………471
Contingency Fleet ..……………………………...…………………………………….15
Wheelchair Equipped ...…………………...………………………………………….486
Number of Routes ...……..……………..……………………………………………..84
Number of Riders - ........................Average weekday ridership in FY ’02 was 108,122
Peak Buses ......………………………..……………………………………………..392

 

Call-A-Ride
Call-A-Ride & Call-A-Ride + Vans......……………………………….………………101
Wheelchair Equipped ......……………………………………………………………..101
Number of Riders – ............................Average weekday ridership in FY ’02 was 1,823
MetroLink
Miles of Track ......………………………..………...……………………………….....38
Vehicles..………………………….………………………….………………………….65
Stations .………………………….……………………………………………………..28
Peak Vehicles .………………………….……………………………………………….44
Number of Riders – ..........................Average weekday ridership for FY ’02 was 44,821
  • Broadway is 11.81 miles long, making it the longest street in St.Louis.
  • Kingshighway is 9.32 miles long.
  • Grand is 9.25 miles long.
  • Jefferson is 4.75 miles long.

LAMBERT ST. LOUIS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT – 2002

Flights (All Aviation) …………………...........……………………….…………..437,001
First Class Commercial Carriers .……………..........…………………………….281,042
Commuters .…………….........…………………………………………………..139,746
Military .…………….............………………………………………………………1,709
Private Business..……………............…………………………………………….14,504

 

Freight (Excluding Mail)
Arriving .………………………………................................……………103,471,335 lbs.
Departing ……………...…………........…………………………………...88,001,469 lbs.
Total …………….………………………………………...……………..191,472,804 lbs.
Passengers
Arriving .................................……………………………………………….12,857,338
Departing ............................……………………………………………….…12,846,609
Total......................…………………….……………………………………25,703,947
  • The bike trail in Forest Park is 7 miles long.

CITY GOVERNMENT – 2002

Political Divisions
Wards ………………………………...….................…………………………………28
Precincts ..………………………...….............………………………………………360
General Revenue
Fiscal Year 2000/01 ………………...……………..………………....……..$403.4 million
Fiscal Year 2002/03 …………………...………………..…………………..$415.2 million

Voters on File (7/2/03) ………...……………....……........…………………...…..194,430
Number of Polling Places
Total ……………….………………..................................…………………………..167
Handicapped Accessible
Precincts ………………..........................................…………………………………336
(Number of precincts in handicapped accessible polling places)
  • There are 3 old water towers in St. Louis:

Grand Avenue (old white)Water Tower – 1870
Bissell (new red) Water Tower – 1886
Compton Hill Water Tower - 1897

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