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Creve Coeur, Missouri
City of Creve Coeur
From top left, left to right: City Place Plaza, Drury Inn and headquarters, Fountain Park, Office park
From top left, left to right: City Place Plaza, Drury Inn and headquarters, Fountain Park, Office park
Location of Creve Coeur, Missouri
Location of Creve Coeur, Missouri
Creve Coeur, Missouri is located in Missouri
Creve Coeur, Missouri
Creve Coeur, Missouri
Location in Missouri
Creve Coeur, Missouri is located in the United States
Creve Coeur, Missouri
Creve Coeur, Missouri
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Missouri
County St. Louis
 • Total 10.28 sq mi (26.61 km2)
 • Land 10.28 sq mi (26.61 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
614 ft (187 m)
 • Total 18,834
 • Density 1,832.1/sq mi (707.78/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code 29-17272
GNIS feature ID 2393674

Creve Coeur is a city located in mid St. Louis County, Missouri, United States, a part of Greater St. Louis. Its population was 18,834 at the 2020 census. Creve Coeur borders and shares a ZIP code (63141) with the neighboring city of Town and Country. It is home to the headquarters of Drury Hotels, and Monsanto until its acquisition by Bayer in 2018.


The name crève cœur ( heartbreak) is said to derive from Creve Coeur Lake. According to the city's website the tale goes that the lake "formed itself into a broken heart" after an Indian princess's unrequited love for a French fur trapper led her to jump "from a ledge overlooking" the lake.

Written accounts and archaeological finds show that Native Americans inhabited the Creve Coeur area from 9500 B.C. to 1800 A.D. French explorers began farming and fishing in the area in the early 18th century, and fur trappers settled there in the early 19th century. When the area was acquired by the United States through the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, the Lewis and Clark Expedition came through Creve Coeur. During the American Civil War, men from the area served on both sides of the conflict, but most residents were southern sympathizers.

Creve Coeur was incorporated in 1949. Although there are cabins that are more than 200 years old (including two still in Conway Park) in the community, it grew primarily as a stopping point along Olive Boulevard (now Route 340) between University City and Creve Coeur Lake. It expanded faster following construction of Interstate 270 and U.S. Route 40.

The lake and its associated park of the same name, which was the first county park in St. Louis County, is now part of Maryland Heights to the north of Creve Coeur.


Creve Coeur is located at 38°40′2″N 90°26′33″W / 38.66722°N 90.44250°W / 38.66722; -90.44250 (38.667352, -90.442600). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 10.27 square miles (26.60 km2), all of it land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1950 2,040
1960 5,122 151.1%
1970 8,967 75.1%
1980 11,743 31.0%
1990 12,304 4.8%
2000 16,500 34.1%
2010 17,833 8.1%
2020 18,834 5.6%
U.S. Decennial Census 2010 2020

Ranked third in highest assessed value in St. Louis County the median income for a household in the city was $94,852, and the median income for a family was $99,100. Males had a median income of $65,106 versus $39,102 for females. The per capita income for the city was $59,496. About 1.8% of families and 2.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.8% of those under age 18 and 2.7% of those age 65 or over.

2020 census

As of the 2020 census, 18,834 people and 8,340 households were living in the city. The racial makeup of the city was 71.2% White, 9.1% African American, 0.2% Native American, 12.5% Asian, 1.4% from other races, and 5.6% from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 3.5% of the population.

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, 17,833 people, 7,654 households, and 4,717 families were living in the city. The population density was 1,736.4 inhabitants per square mile (670.4/km2). The 8,433 housing units had an average density of 821.1 per square mile (317.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 79.9% White, 7.2% African American, 0.2% Native American, 10.1% Asian, 0.7% from other races, and 1.9% from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 2.6% of the population.

Of the 7,654 households, 26.0% had children under 18 living with them, 53.2% were married couples living together, 6.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 38.4% were not families. About 32.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.4% had someone living alone who was 65 or older. The average household size was 2.26,and the average family size was 2.91.

The median age in the city was 44.3 years; 20.9% of residents were under 18; 7.4% were between 18 and 24; 22.6% were from 25 to 44; 28.5% were from 45 to 64; and 20.7% were 65 or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.2% male and 51.8% female.


The American Association of Orthodontists has its headquarters in the city.


The City of Creve Coeur maintains seven parks spanning 95 acres which include playgrounds, walking trails, tennis courts, and historic homes. The City of Creve Coeur also operates the Dielmann Recreation Complex, which includes a 9-hole golf course and ice arena.Creve Coeur Lake Memorial Park is a St. Louis County Park located 3 miles north of the City of Creve Coeur.



Creve Coeur is recognized as a key node for technology, life and bio sciences, and medical services in the St. Louis region. It is home to Monsanto Corporation World Headquarters, the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center & the Bio Research and Development Growth Park.

Isle of Capri Casinos moved its headquarters to Creve Coeur from Biloxi, Mississippi, in 2006. The state of Missouri and the city of Creve Coeur had offered Isle of Capri more than $4.2 million in tax incentives. In addition, Correctional Medical Services, Drury Hotels, have their headquarters in Creve Coeur.

Adam's Mark previously had its headquarters in the city.

Top 10 employers

According to the city's 2011 Comprehensive Annual Financial the top employers in the city are:

# Employer # of Employees
1 Mercy Hospital St. Louis 6,272
2 Monsanto Corporation 3,700
3 Thomson Reuters (Markets) LLC 1,000
4 SSM Health Care 450
5 Daugherty Business Solutions 365
6 Plaza Motor Company 350
7 Busey Bank (formerly Pulaski Bank) 300
8 Tubular Steel 262
9 Rock-Tenn 240
10 Ceridian 218

Notable businesses

According to St. Louis Business Journal Book of Lists 2012, Creve Coeur is home to several leading businesses in the St. Louis region.

St. Louis Book of Lists Category Creve Coeur Business
Largest Employer Mercy Hospital (#8)
Largest Hospital Mercy Hospital (#2), Barnes–Jewish West County Hospital (#21)
Fastest Growing Private Companies Advanced ICU Care (#6), The Outsource Group/(#16), #2Marcone Supply (23)


Five of the top 15 largest information technology consulting firms in St. Louis are located in Creve Coeur, including the top two: TEKsystems, Computer Sciences, Daugherty Business Solutions, Volt Workforce Solutions, Bradford & Galt, Envision, and iBridge Solutions

Life and plant sciences

Two of the top10 largest life science research organizations in St. Louis are located in Creve Coeur: Monsanto &and Donald Danforth Plant Science Center


About 68% of Creve Coeur residents have college degrees; 33% have graduate or professional degrees.

Primary and secondary schools

Creve Coeur has a number of private and public elementary and middle schools including Our Lady of the Pillar, Saul Mirowitz Jewish Community School, and St. Monica; and four private high schools (Saint Louis Priory School, De Smet Jesuit, Chaminade College Preparatory School, and Whitfield School). The western portion of Creve Coeur is part of the public Parkway School District. The eastern portion is served by the Ladue School District. Pattonville School District is also within the city limits of Creve Coeur.

Colleges and universities

Missouri Baptist University is located within the city of Creve Coeur along with Covenant Theological Seminary.

Notable people

See also

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