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Welcome to Jennings ...

The city of Jennings is located in Saint Louis County<1>.


The location of Jennings has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>


While we don't have a date for the founding of Jennings, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1874.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Jennings has a population of 14,593 people<3> (see below for details).

Jennings is 510 feet [155 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Jennings lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Jennings had an population of 14,593 people. This is a decrease of 0.81% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 5.66% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Jennings had a population of 14,712 people. This makes Jennings the county's 14th most populous community.

The population of Jennings represents 0.25% of the total population of Missouri (which has 5,988,927 people), making it the state's 48th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 14,712 people, the population of Jennings decreased 4.89% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 15,469 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Jennings.

Communities Also Named Jennings ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 21 communities that are also named Jennings - they are located in Alabama, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana (2), Maryland (2), Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Jennings.

Communities near Jennings ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Jennings.

  • Saint Louis
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast)
  • Saint Charles
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the west)
  • Saint Peters
    (18 miles [29 km] to the west)
  • Chesterfield
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the west)
  • Ballwin
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ballwin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ballwin
    • Ballwin is located in Saint Louis County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,094 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ballwin <5>
  • Granite City
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the east)
  • Kirkwood
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kirkwood
    • Kirkwood is located in Saint Louis County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 27,866 people
  • Maryland Heights
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maryland Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maryland Heights
    • Maryland Heights is located in Saint Louis County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 26,895 people
  • Alton
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alton
    • Alton is located in Madison County (IL)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 26,049 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alton <5>
  • East Saint Louis
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast)

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Jennings. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Jennings.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Jennings. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Jennings.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Jennings. See our Newspapers Page for Jennings.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Jennings ...

Looking for more information about Jennings? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Jennings, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Jennings.

Adding Jennings to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Jennings in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Jennings was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the Jennings post office opened in 1874.

We also found Jennings in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Jennings.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Jennings. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Saint Louis County: www.co.st-louis.mo.us/

The official website for State of Missouri: https://www.mo.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Missouri's counties, including Saint Louis, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Jennings.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Jennings - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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