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Welcome to Saint Louis ...

The city of Saint Louis was established in 1764.

When the people of Saint Louis refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Saint Louisan<1>

A typical abbreviation for Saint Louis: St. Louis

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Saint Louis has a population of 300,887 people<2> (see below for details).

Saint Louis is 460 feet [140 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The area code for Saint Louis: (314)

The ZIP codes for Saint Louis: 63101-63147, 63150-63151, 63155-63158, 63160, 63163-63164, 63166-63167, 63169, 63171, 63177-63180, 63182, 63188, 63195-63199<4>

Websites for Saint Louis ...

Official Website:

Junior League:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Saint Louis had an population of 300,887 people. This is a decrease of 5.76% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 13.59% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Saint Louis had a population of 319,294 people.

The population of Saint Louis represents 5.33% of the total population of Missouri (which has 5,988,927 people), making it the state's 2nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 319,294 people, the population of Saint Louis decreased 8.3% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 348,189 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Saint Louis.

Communities Also Named Saint Louis ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 18 communities that are also named Saint Louis - they are located in California, Georgia, Louisiana (2), Michigan, Montana, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, Prince Edward Island, Quebec (3), Saskatchewan, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Saint Louis ...

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

  • Florissant
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Florissant
    • Florissant lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Saint Louis.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 50,795 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Florissant
  • Belleville
  • University City
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for University City
    • University City lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the west of Saint Louis.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 34,049 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on University City
  • Ballwin
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    • Ballwin lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the west of Saint Louis.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,094 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ballwin have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ballwin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ballwin<6>
  • O'Fallon
  • Kirkwood
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kirkwood
    • Kirkwood lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the west of Saint Louis.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 27,866 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kirkwood
  • Maryland Heights
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    • Maryland Heights lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Saint Louis.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 26,895 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maryland Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maryland Heights
  • Alton
  • Edwardsville
  • Hazelwood

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 Saint Louis. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Saint Louis.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Saint Louis. 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 Saint Louis.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Saint Louis. Our list includes 592 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Saint Louis.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Saint Louis ...

Looking for more information about Saint Louis? 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Saint Louis, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Saint Louis.

Adding Saint Louis to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Saint Louis 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 Saint Louis was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Saint Louis on a map (with an unknown title) dated 1904.

For more details, see References and Mentions for Saint Louis.

The official website for Saint Louis:

The official website for State of Missouri:

Footnotes ...

<1>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Saint Louis refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Saint Louis may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Saint Louis.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Saint Louis - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Saint Louis). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Saint Louis or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Saint Louis includes: 63101, 63102, 63103, 63104, 63105, 63106, 63107, 63108, 63109, 63110, 63111, 63112, 63113, 63114, 63115, 63116, 63117, 63118, 63119, 63120, 63121, 63122, 63123, 63124, 63125, 63126, 63127, 63128, 63129, 63130, 63131, 63132, 63133, 63134, 63135, 63136, 63137, 63138, 63139, 63140, 63141, 63142, 63143, 63144, 63145, 63146, 63150, 63155, 63156, 63157, 63160, 63163, 63166, 63169, 63171, 63177, 63178, 63179, 63182, 63188, 63195, 63196, 63197, 63198 & 63199.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Saint Louis) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Saint Louis. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Saint LouisOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Saint Louis. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.6230, Longitude: -90.2000    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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.




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