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Maplewood, Missouri
Manchester Road passes through Maplewood, Missouri
Manchester Road passes through Maplewood, Missouri
Location of Maplewood, Missouri
Location of Maplewood, Missouri
Country United States
State Missouri
County St. Louis
 • Total 1.56 sq mi (4.03 km2)
 • Land 1.56 sq mi (4.03 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
509 ft (155 m)
 • Total 8,296
 • Density 5,300.64/sq mi (2,051.86/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code 29-45830
GNIS feature ID 0756345
Website City of Maplewood official website:

Maplewood is an inner-ring suburb of St. Louis, located in St. Louis County, Missouri, United States.


Maplewood is located at 38°36′45″N 90°19′17″W / 38.61250°N 90.32139°W / 38.61250; -90.32139 (38.612535, -90.321339).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.56 square miles (4.04 km2), all of it land.


Maplewood was established around the turn of the 20th century. Maplewood was one of the early suburbs of St. Louis. Located just outside the city limits, Maplewood was located at the end of one of St. Louis's streetcar lines and was also located near major railroads.

It was built as a bedroom community. Advertising suggested that people should get away from the city (in an era of common and sooty commercial, industrial, and domestic coal burning) and enjoy the fresh air of less densely populated areas like Maplewood. Maplewood's historic residential areas were mostly built from 1900–1910 and a number of well-preserved homes remain. Several of these homes have remained in the same family for generations.

Maplewood is currently being revitalized by an influx of restaurants, businesses, and shops around Manchester Ave., Sutton Ave., and the Greenwood Historic District.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 4,976
1920 7,431 49.3%
1930 12,657 70.3%
1940 12,875 1.7%
1950 13,416 4.2%
1960 12,552 −6.4%
1970 12,785 1.9%
1980 10,960 −14.3%
1990 9,962 −9.1%
2000 9,228 −7.4%
2010 8,046 −12.8%
2020 8,269 2.8%
U.S. Decennial Census

2020 census

As of 2020, there were 8,269 people living in the city.

2010 census

At the 2010 census there were 8,046 people, 4,269 households, and 1,769 families living in the city. The population density was 5,963.8 people per square mile (2,298.7/km2). There were 4,889 housing units at an average density of 3,403.3 per square mile (1,311.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 74.1% White, 17.2% African American, 0.2% Native American, 3.5% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 1.3% from other races, and 3.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.22%.

Of the 4,269 households 18.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 25.3% were married couples living together, 12.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 58.6% were non-families. 48.6% of households were one person and 6.5% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 1.88 and the average family size was 2.78.

The age distribution was 19.1% under the age of 20, 9.1% from 20 to 24, 37.0% from 25 to 44, 26.9% from 45 to 64, and 7.9% 65 or older. The median age was 34.7 years. The city was 50.2% male and 49.8% female.

Notable people

  • Mark Christman, baseball player
  • Ray Kennedy, jazz pianist
  • Pee Wee Russell, jazz musician, was born in Maplewood
  • Paul Christman, Pro football

See also

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