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Maryland Heights, Missouri
City
Motto: Where Life is Celebrated
Location of Maryland Heights, Missouri
Location of Maryland Heights, Missouri
Country United States
State Missouri
County St. Louis
Area
 • Total 23.35 sq mi (60.48 km2)
 • Land 21.83 sq mi (56.54 km2)
 • Water 1.52 sq mi (3.94 km2)
Elevation 528 ft (161 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 27,472
 • Estimate (2012) 27,446
 • Density 1,258.5/sq mi (485.9/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 29-46586
GNIS feature ID 0756359
Website http://www.marylandheights.com

Maryland Heights is a second-ring west-central suburb of St. Louis, located in St. Louis County, Missouri, United States. The population was 27,472 at the 2010 census. The city was incorporated in 1985. Edwin L. Dirck was elected the city's first mayor. Mark M. Levin served as City Administrator from August 1985 to 2015. Mr. Levin is now an associate professor at Indiana University Bloomington.

Geography

Maryland Heights is located at 38°43′10″N 90°26′51″W / 38.719551°N 90.447467°W / 38.719551; -90.447467 (38.719551, -90.447467). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 23.35 square miles (60.48 km2), of which, 21.83 square miles (56.54 km2) is land and 1.52 square miles (3.94 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1970 8,805
1980 5,676 −35.5%
1990 25,407 347.6%
2000 25,756 1.4%
2010 27,472 6.7%
Est. 2015 27,389 −0.3%
sources:

With nearly 2,000 businesses located in the city, the daytime population is estimated at 100,000.

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 27,472 people, 12,180 households, and 6,766 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,258.5 inhabitants per square mile (485.9/km2). There were 13,092 housing units at an average density of 599.7 per square mile (231.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 73.2% White, 11.9% African American, 0.2% Native American, 9.8% Asian, 2.3% from other races, and 2.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.5% of the population.

There were 12,180 households of which 27.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.9% were married couples living together, 11.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 44.4% were non-families. 35.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.21 and the average family size was 2.90.

The median age in the city was 35 years. 20.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 10.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 32% were from 25 to 44; 24.8% were from 45 to 64; and 12.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.7% male and 51.3% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 25,756 people, 11,302 households, and 6,419 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,204.4 people per square mile (464.9/km2). There were 11,846 housing units at an average density of 553.9 per square mile (213.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 85.35% White, 5.58% African American, 0.20% Native American, 7.11% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.71% from other races, and 1.02% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.33% of the population.

There were 11,302 households out of which 25.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.2% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.2% were non-families. 33.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the city, the population was spread out with 21.5% under the age of 18, 9.8% from 18 to 24, 37.2% from 25 to 44, 22.0% from 45 to 64, and 9.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 97.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $48,689, and the median income for a family was $58,487. Males had a median income of $40,700 versus $30,613 for females. The per capita income for the city was $24,918. About 3.8% of families and 5.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.6% of those under age 18 and 8.2% of those age 65 or over.

Attractions, parks and recreation

The city of Maryland Heights operates four parks as well as Aquaport, a waterpark; Sportport, a multi-use recreational facility; and Dogport, a park for dogs.

Creve Coeur County Park

Creve Coeur Lake Memorial Park is operated by St. Louis County and was a summer resort in the early 1900s. It features a 320-acre (1.3 km2) lake as well as the picturesque "Dripping Springs" waterfall. It was St. Louis County's first park.

Historic Aircraft Restoration Museum

Historic Aircraft Restoration Museum is located at the Creve Coeur Airport and has a large collection of 1920s and 1930s aircraft.

Vago Community Park

Vago Park is a 20-acre (81,000 m2) park located at the intersection of Fee Fee Road and Midland Avenue. It features three playgrounds, a splash pad play area, a paved walking trail, a sand volleyball court, three pavilions, a gazebo and picnic areas outfitted with barbecue grills. Visitors will want to be sure to note the "Veterans Memorial Walk," a sidewalk made of bricks imprinted with the names of Maryland Heights residents who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States.

Gerald A. Eise Memorial Park

Eise Park is located at the intersection of Glenview Drive and Bourbon Street, near Rose Acres Elementary School. It contains one pavilion seating about 25 people, a sand volleyball court, a playground, a splash pad play area, several picnic tables with barbecue grills, a walking path, a basketball slab, and restrooms.

Quiet Hollow Park

Quiet Hollow Park is a small park at the intersection of Marine Avenue and McKelvey Road.

Parkwood Park

Parkwood Park is located on 3145 Parkwood Lane, next to Parkwood Elementary School. It features a 0.7-mile (1.1 km) paved walking trail with fitness stations, a playground, green space, restrooms and a small parking lot.

Westport Plaza

Westport Plaza is a 700,000+ square foot development featuring dining, entertainment venues, businesses and even radio stations. Westport is located at the intersection of Page Avenue and I-270 in the west-central area of St. Louis County.

Hollywood Casino

Maryland Heights is home to St. Louis County's first casino, Hollywood Casino St. Louis, which opened in 1997 in the Riverport area as Harrah's.


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