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Creve Coeur, Missouri
City
Location of Creve Coeur, Missouri
Location of Creve Coeur, Missouri
Country United States
State Missouri
County St. Louis
Area
 • Total 10.27 sq mi (26.60 km2)
 • Land 10.27 sq mi (26.60 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 604 ft (184 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 17,833
 • Estimate (2012) 17,855
 • Density 1,736.4/sq mi (670.4/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 29-17272
GNIS feature ID 2393674

Creve Coeur /ˈkrv ˈkʊər/ is a city located in west St. Louis County, Missouri, United States, in Greater St. Louis. The population was 17,833 at the 2010 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 Monsanto.

History

The name crève cœur (French pronunciation: [krɛv kœʁ], 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.

Geography

Creve Coeur is located at Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:mw' not found. (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.

Demographics

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%
Est. 2015 18,276 2.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

Ranked 3rd 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.

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 17,833 people, 7,654 households, and 4,717 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,736.4 inhabitants per square mile (670.4/km2). There were 8,433 housing units at 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. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.6% of the population.

There were 7,654 households of which 26.0% had children under the age of 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 non-families. 32.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age 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 the age of 18; 7.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.6% were from 25 to 44; 28.5% were from 45 to 64; and 20.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.2% male and 51.8% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 16,500 people, 6,988 households, and 4,465 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,628.9 people per square mile (628.9/km²). There were 7,496 housing units at an average density of 740.0 per square mile (285.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 88.79% White, 3.45% African American, 0.21% Native American, 6.02% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.55% from other races, and 0.97% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.77% of the population.

There were 6,988 households out of which 25.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.6% were married couples living together, 4.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.1% were non-families. 30.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.8% 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 2.89.

In the city, the population was spread out with 21.0% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 25.0% from 25 to 44, 27.9% from 45 to 64, and 19.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 93.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.5 males.

Organizations

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

Attractions

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.

Transportation

  • Lambert–St. Louis International Airport (STL) 8 miles

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