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Maryland Heights, Missouri
|City of Maryland Heights|
Where Life is Celebrated
Location of Maryland Heights, Missouri
|• Total||23.40 sq mi (60.61 km2)|
|• Land||21.88 sq mi (56.67 km2)|
|• Water||1.52 sq mi (3.95 km2)|
|Elevation||535 ft (163 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||1,231.99/sq mi (475.68/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0756359|
Maryland Heights is a middle-class, second-ring north 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 appointed the city's first mayor by then County Executive Gene McNary. Mark M. Levin served as City Administrator from August 1985 to 2015.
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Maryland Heights is located at 38°43′10″N 90°26′51″W / 38.719551°N 90.447467°W (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.
In 2020, there were 28,284 people living in the city. The racial makeup of the city was 58.5% White, 15.4% African American, 0.4% Native American, 16.4% Asian, 2.8% from other races, and 6.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.8% of the population.
As of the census of 2010, there were 27,472 people, 12,180 households, and 6,766 families living 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 63.2% White, 21.9% 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.
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 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 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.
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.
Edward Jones Investments operates its North Campus office in Maryland Heights.
At one time, Express Scripts had its headquarters in Maryland Heights. Express Scripts built a new headquarters on the grounds of the University of Missouri-St. Louis in 2007.
Central Midland Railway (CMR), a division of Progressive Rail Inc. of Minnesota, provides regular freight rail service to several businesses located in Maryland Heights. CMR operates the far eastern segment of the former Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway's St. Louis to Kansas City main line that was constructed in 1870. The active portion of the former CRI&P line runs from the north side of St. Louis, where it connects with the Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis and Union Pacific Railroad, and now terminates in Union.
Hollywood Casino St. Louis is on the western edge of the city.
World Wide Technology is based in Maryland Heights.
Bayer Crop Science has a campus in nearby Creve Coeur.
According to the city's 2018 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the top employers in the city are:
|#||Employer||# of Employees|
|3||World Wide Technology||1,479|
|4||Magellan Health Services||1,350|
|5||Hollywood Casino St. Louis||1,256|
Maryland Heights is served by Parkway and Pattonville public school districts.
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- In Spanish: Maryland Heights (Misuri)