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Crestwood, Missouri
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Location of Crestwood, Missouri
Location of Crestwood, Missouri
Country United States
State Missouri
County St. Louis
 • Total 3.59 sq mi (9.29 km2)
 • Land 3.59 sq mi (9.29 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
620 ft (189 m)
 • Total 11,912
 • Estimate 
 • Density 3,299.14/sq mi (1,273.76/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
FIPS code 29-17218
GNIS feature ID 0755941

Crestwood is a city in south St. Louis County, Missouri, United States, part of the Metropolitan Statistical Area known as Greater St. Louis. The population was 11,912 at the 2010 census.

In 2011, Bloomberg Businessweek magazine named Crestwood the "Best Place to Raise Kids in Missouri," lauding the community for top-tier schools and excellent municipal services.


Sappington Road, Crestwood, MO
Sappington Road, Crestwood, MO

Crestwood is located at 38°33′27″N 90°22′34″W / 38.55750°N 90.37611°W / 38.55750; -90.37611 (38.557552, -90.376152).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.60 square miles (9.32 km2), all of it land.

Crestwood is home to several public parks, including Crestwood Park, featuring baseball and soccer fields, a playground, and tennis courts, and Whitecliff Park, featuring the Crestwood Community Center and the Crestwood Aquatic Center, a public water park. Adjacent to Whitecliff Park in the small city of Grantwood Village is the animal reserve owned by Anheuser-Busch called Grant's Farm, which is free and open to the public during the summer. Grant's Farm, now home to free-roaming buffalo, zebras, and deer among other animals, is located on property formerly owned by president Ulysses S. Grant in the period between the Mexican War and the Civil War.

Crestwood is the burial place of Sgt. John Sappington. He was a Revolutionary War soldier who was a personal bodyguard to Gen. George Washington at Valley Forge. He was also one of the pioneers at Fort Boonesborough in Madison County, Kentucky. The Sappingtons were large land owners in the area, and Mark and Thomas Sappington's homes still stand in the vicinity. The Sappington Cemetery is maintained by the City of Crestwood, and several Sappington descendants still pass through to maintain the family graves. Crestwood is also the final resting place of Revered Moses Dickson buried in Father Dickson Cemetery 38° 34′ 1.29″ N, 90° 23′ 8.2″ W and is one of the historic stops along Grant's Trail a biking and walking trail in St. Louis County, Missouri


Historical population
Census Pop.
1950 1,645
1960 11,106 575.1%
1970 15,123 36.2%
1980 12,815 −15.3%
1990 11,234 −12.3%
2000 11,863 5.6%
2010 11,912 0.4%
2019 (est.) 11,834 −0.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

Crestwood Court Crestwood MO USA exterior
Crestwood Court, a shopping mall on Watson Road demolished in 2017.

As of the census of 2010, there were 11,912 people, 5,153 households, and 3,348 families living in the city. The population density was 3,308.9 inhabitants per square mile (1,277.6/km2). There were 5,452 housing units at an average density of 1,514.4 per square mile (584.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 93.8% White, 1.6% African American, 0.2% Native American, 2.4% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.4% from other races, and 1.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.9% of the population.

There were 5,153 households, of which 25.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.6% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 35.0% were non-families. 30.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 16.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.87.

The median age in the city was 46 years. 20.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22% were from 25 to 44; 29.2% were from 45 to 64; and 22.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.1% male and 52.9% female.


Lindbergh Schools serves almost all of Crestwood, while Affton School District serves a small portion. Their respective high schools are Lindbergh High School, and Affton High School.

Public schools of the Lindbergh District within the Crestwood City limits:

  • Crestwood Elementary School
  • Long Elementary School
  • Truman Middle School (partially in Crestwood, partially in Sunset Hills)

A private school, Holy Cross Academy is in Crestwood.

Nearby schools:

Senior high schools:

  • Cor Jesu Academy (Affton)
  • Lutheran High School South (Affton)
  • St. John Vianney High School (Kirkwood)
  • Ursuline Academy (Oakland)

Grade schools:

  • Christ Community Lutheran School (Webster Groves)
  • Queen of Holy Rosary School (Webster Groves)
  • St. Justin The Martyr School (Sunset Hills)

See also

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