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Pevely, Missouri
Location of Pevely, Missouri
Location of Pevely, Missouri
Country United States
State Missouri
County Jefferson
Incorporated 1953
 • Total 4.33 sq mi (11.20 km2)
 • Land 4.30 sq mi (11.15 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
440 ft (134 m)
 • Total 5,484
 • Estimate 
 • Density 1,388.94/sq mi (536.23/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 636
FIPS code 29-57278
GNIS feature ID 0724274

Pevely is a city in Jefferson County, Missouri, United States, and is also a suburb of St. Louis. The population was 6,107, at the 2020 United States Census.


Pevely was platted in 1860. A post office called Pevely has been in operation since 1858.

The Gustave Greystone-Meissner House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.


Pevely is located at 38°17′2″N 90°23′49″W / 38.28389°N 90.39694°W / 38.28389; -90.39694 (38.283894, -90.397022).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.69 square miles (12.15 km2), of which, 4.54 square miles (11.76 km2) is land and 0.15 square miles (0.39 km2) is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 167
1930 274 64.1%
1940 311 13.5%
1950 416 33.8%
1960 416 0.0%
1970 517 24.3%
1980 2,732 428.4%
1990 2,831 3.6%
2000 3,768 33.1%
2010 5,484 45.5%
2019 (est.) 5,978 9.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 5,484 people, 2,128 households, and 1,493 families living in the city. The population density was 1,207.9 inhabitants per square mile (466.4/km2). There were 2,318 housing units at an average density of 510.6 per square mile (197.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.2% White, 1.0% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.1% from other races, and 2.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.2% of the population.

There were 2,128 households, of which 41.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.2% were married couples living together, 17.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 29.8% were non-families. 23.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.00.

The median age in the city was 31.5 years. 28.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 10% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 28.8% were from 25 to 44; 23.8% were from 45 to 64; and 8.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.2% male and 51.8% female.


I-55 Raceway is a high-banked 1/3 mile high banked dirt oval that features racing on Saturday nights. U.M.P. DIRTcar Late Models, U.M.P. DIRTcar Modifieds, U.M.P. DIRTcar/A.A.R.A. Sportsman and U.M.P. DIRTcar/A.A.R.A Pro 4 Stocks headline the weekly racing program. Famous international racers, such as Dale Earnhardt Jr., can be seen sometimes on NASCAR nights. It is said to be the largest dirt track in a radius of 100 miles. Ken Schrader is co-owner/promoter of I-55 Raceway with Ray Marler.

Pevely Homecoming Festival,2007
Pevely Homecoming Festival August 25, 2007

Pevely Flea Market, which originally was the Sixty One South Drive-In one of the largest drive-in movie theaters around until the 80's, was once the largest flea market in the Mid-West. It featured inside booths (called the "Marketplace"), as well as outside booths and shops. The Flea Market ceased operations as of November 1, 2011.


Dunklin R-V School District serves Pevely.

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