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BULLET St. Louis By the Numbers 2004 & 2005
Statistics are the most recent available at the time of compilation for publication. For more information, contact the St. Louis Information Center at 314-539-0376.

ST. LOUIS IN BRIEF

Area ........................................................................................ 61.37 sq mi or 158 sq km
Elevation ................................................................................................ 455 ft or 139 m
Latitude 38degree 45’ N .................................................................. Longitude 90 22’ W

Did you know - in 2003, St. Louis enjoyed 100.3 days that were clear from sunrise to sunset?

CLIMATE - 2003

Highest Temperature of 2003: ......................................................................... (8/2) 104
Average High……….......................................................................................... 65.6 F
Lowest Temperature of 2003: ....................................................................... (1/24+) 1F
Average Low………............................................................................................ 47.4F
Record High....................................................................................... (7/14/1954) 115F
Record Low......................................................................................... (1/5/1884) -22F
Precipitation…….......................................................................................…….. 46.06"
  • Did you know - the hottest month was August with an average temperature of 80.8F?
  • Did you know - the coldest month was January with an average temperature of 28.1F?

POPULATION 2000
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 & Alaska Native.....Alone .................. 1,331 1,050 –21%
Asian .....Alone ......................................................... 3,488 7,075 103%
Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander.....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 2000 Census SF-3 (sample count) as listed by the Missouri Census Data Center.)
  • Did you know - there are 113 census tracts in the City of St. Louis?
Per Capita 2001 2002 % Change
Personal Income .......................................................... $27,984 $27,352

–2%

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

AGE GROUPS 2000
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 .…………...……………...…………....…...……..….....……………......... 13,397
60 to 64 ………….……………...…………….......……..…......……………........... 11,397
65 to 74 ………….……………...…………….......……..…......……………........... 23,068
75 to 84 ………….……………...…………….......……..…......……………........... 17,432
85+ ……………….……………...…………….......…..……......……………............ 7,251

VITAL STATISTICS - 2002
Not Corrected by Residency

Births ................................................................................................................... 5,145
Deaths ................................................................................................................. 4,104
Marriage ............................................................................................................... 2,449
Divorce ................................................................................................................... 886

PUBLIC SERVICES

FIRE DEPARTMENT – 2004

Number of Firefighters ............................................................................................ 631
Number of Firehouses ............................................................................................... 30
Number of Districts .................................................................................................... 8
Number of EMS ...................................................................................................... 134
Number of Vehicles
Quints ...........................…........................................................................................ 34
(30 of these are referred to as engine companies, 4 are referred to as hook and ladder companies. All have aerial ladders, pumps, hose line, water tanks, and ground ladders.)
Foam Trucks .........................…................................................................................. 4
Rescue ........................…........................................................................................... 2
Fuel Truck ...........................…................................................................................... 1
Marine Unit ........................….................................................................................... 7
Ambulances ……………………………………............................................................ 13
Reserved Vehicles ..................................................................................................... 32

POLICE
Number of Patrolmen – 2004 (as of 8/30/04)

Colonel ...................................................................................................................... 1
Assistant Chief, Lt. Colonel ......................................................................................... 1
Lt. Colonel ................................................................................................................. 4
Major ......................................................................................................................... 6
Captains ................................................................................................................... 17
Lieutenants ............................................................................................................... 61
Sergeants …………………..........….………….....…....….......................................... 210
Police Officers ...................................................................................................... 1,055
Probationary Officers…………………………..........................……….....….…........... 70

Number of Vehicles – 2004

Marked Vehicles …………………….....................….....…..........………………........ 325
Unmarked ……………………………...........................……....………....…………… 161
Motorcycles …………………………......................…...…...…………………....…….. 14
Tri-Cars ……………………...................................…..........………………………...... 16
Vans/Trucks ……………………..………….....….......................…………...…………. 16
Golf Carts ………………………………….....…….......................…………......……… 42
Total…………………………………........................….......….…….....…….……….. 641

REPORTED CRIMES – 2003
With Percentage Changes from 2002

Crimes Against Property 2002 2003 %Change
Burglary …….............................…................................... 7,060 8,120 -1.0%
Larceny …….............................….................................... 26,043 25,926 -0.4%
Vehicle Theft ……............................................................ 9,873 11,966 21.2%
Arson ……....................................................................... 584 555 -5.0%
Total Crimes Against Property …….............................. 43,560 45,425 4.3%
Crimes Against Persons
Murder ............................................................................. 113 74 -34.5%
Rape ................................................................................ 136 81 -40.4%
Robbery ........................................................................... 2,819 2,786 -1.12%
Aggravated Assault ........................................................... 4,434 4,483 1.1%
Total Crimes Against Persons ....................................... 7,501 7,424 -1.0%
Total Crimes .................................................................. 51,061 52,849 3.5%

ST. LOUIS PUBLIC LIBRARY
October 1, 2003 – September 30, 2004

Items in Collection ......................................................................................... 4,680,457
Circulation …..................................……………………….......……………..… 2,501,285
Attendance ……………………..............................…...…......…………......….. 2,224323

TRANSPORTATION
METRO - 2004

Metro Buses
Active Fleet ......……………………………………………...……………………….… 439
Contingency Fleet ..……………………………...…………...…………………….……. 41
Wheelchair Equipped ...…………………...………………...………………….………. 480
Number of Routes ...……..……………..……………………...……………….……….. 79
Number of Riders - Average weekday ridership in FY ’04 ................................... 100,366
Peak Buses ......………………………..…………………………...………….……….. 672
Call-A-Ride
Call-A-Ride & Call-A-Ride + Vans .....…………………………...……...………………125
Wheelchair Equipped ......………………………………………...……….……………..125
Number of Riders – Average weekday ridership in FY ’04 ...................................... 2,363
MetroLink
Miles of Track ......………………………..………...………………...……………….....38
Vehicles..………………………….………………………….……...…………………….66
Stations .………………………….…………………………………...…………………..28
Peak Vehicles .………………………….……………………………...………………….17
Number of Riders – Average weekday ridership for FY ’04 ................................... 43,728

LAMBERT ST. LOUIS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT – 2002

Flights (All Aviation) …………………..........………………...……….………….. 324,210
Commuters .…………….........…………………………...………………………. 104,297
Military .…………….............…………………………......………………………… 1,378
Private Business..……………............…………………...…………………….…… 10,393
Freight (Excluding Mail)
Arriving .……………………………….....................................…………… 124,531,199
Departing ……………...…………........……………….…….………..……... 130,308,622
Total …………….……………………………………..…....…………....….. 254,839,861
Passengers
Arriving .................................………………………………….………….…. 10,194,696
Departing ............................…………………………………….………….… 10,236,436
Total.....................…………………….……………...……….……………… 20,431,132

SCHOOLS – for School Year 2004-2005

Public Schools
Elementary ......................……………………..............…………………………........ 59
Middle Schools ..............…………………………...............….………….…………… 21
Secondary ..............…………………………............………….………….………...… 11
Special Schools ..............…..………...…………...............…….…………...………… 95
Total .................……………………...............….…………….……………..………. 95
Enrollment
Elementary ......................…………………………......……………...…………… 18,242
Middle Schools .......................……………………........……………………..……. 8,516
Secondary ...............…………………….……........………………………………. 10,816
Special Schools .....................…………...……….….........………………………… 1,102
Total ....................…………………….......…............………….……….……….. 37,574
 
  • Did you know - the St. Louis Public Schools have 4 special schools with a total enrollment of 278?
  • Did you know - the total St. Louis Public School District budget for 2003-2004 was $491,996,751?

CITY GOVERNMENT – 2004

Political Divisions
Wards ………………………………...….................…….……..……………………… 28
Precincts ..………………………...….............………….……..……………………… 208
General Revenue
Fiscal Year 2003/04 ………………...……………..…………..……....…….. 411.3 million
Fiscal Year 2004/03 …………………...………………..……..…….……….. 403.1 million
Voters on File (8/16/04) ………...……………....……........…………………...…..190,219
Number of Polling Places ........................................................................................ 131
Handicapped-Accessible Precincts ..……………....................................………..……131
(Number of precincts in handicapped accessible polling places)
  • Did you know - the North Riverfront Trail is 11.5 miles long?
  • Did you know there are 11 parks in Downtown St. Louis?
    They are:
  • Kiener Plaza & May Amphitheater
  • Gateway Mall
  • Serra Sculpture Park
  • Poelker Park
  • Eternal Flame Park
  • Memorial Plaza Park
  • Aloe Park
  • Aloe Plaza Extension
  • City Hall
    (Washington Square Park)
  • Luca Garden Park

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