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Richmond Heights, Missouri
The Boulevard shopping area, June 2010
The Boulevard shopping area, June 2010
Location of Richmond Heights, Missouri
Location of Richmond Heights, Missouri
Coordinates: 38°37′42″N 90°19′43″W / 38.62833°N 90.32861°W / 38.62833; -90.32861Coordinates: 38°37′42″N 90°19′43″W / 38.62833°N 90.32861°W / 38.62833; -90.32861
Country United States
State Missouri
County St. Louis
Government
 • Type Council-Manager
Area
 • Total 2.29 sq mi (5.92 km2)
 • Land 2.29 sq mi (5.92 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
528 ft (161 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 9,286
 • Density 4,055/sq mi (1,569/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
63117
Area code(s) 314
FIPS code 29-61706
GNIS feature ID 0756579
Website http://www.richmondheights.org/

Richmond Heights is a city in St. Louis County, Missouri. It is an inner-ring suburb of St. Louis, Missouri, United States. The population was 8,603 at the 2010 census. According to Robert L. Ramsay, the name was suggested by Robert E. Lee, who thought the topography of the area resembled Richmond, Virginia.

Geography

Richmond Heights is located at 38°37′42″N 90°19′43″W / 38.62833°N 90.32861°W / 38.62833; -90.32861 (38.628402, -90.328614). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.30 square miles (5.96 km2), all of it land.

Highways

Richmond Heights has several major highways within its boundaries: Interstate 170, Interstate 64 and U.S. Route 40.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 2,136
1930 9,150 328.4%
1940 12,802 39.9%
1950 15,045 17.5%
1960 15,622 3.8%
1970 13,802 −11.7%
1980 11,516 −16.6%
1990 10,448 −9.3%
2000 9,602 −8.1%
2010 8,603 −10.4%
2020 9,286 7.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

2020 census

As of 2020, there were 9,286 people living in the city.

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 8,603 people, 4,244 households, and 2,012 families living in the city. The population density was 3,740.4 inhabitants per square mile (1,444.2/km2). There were 4,680 housing units at an average density of 2,034.8 per square mile (785.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 81.7% White, 11.6% African American, 0.2% Native American, 4.2% Asian, 0.5% from other races, and 1.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.3% of the population.

There were 4,244 households, of which 20.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 35.8% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 52.6% were non-families. 42.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.01 and the average family size was 2.84.

The median age in the city was 38.6 years. 18.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 32.8% were from 25 to 44; 27.7% were from 45 to 64; and 13.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.8% male and 53.2% female.

Economy

Panera Bread was formerly headquartered in Richmond Heights with a St. Louis Bread Co. bakery-cafe (as they are locally known) located across the street. The Sisters of Saint Mary hospital, a movie theater, various notable small businesses, specialty shops, and franchised business locations. The Saint Louis Galleria is a prominent shopping mall in the area, and a large source of municipal revenue. The Parkmoor restaurant was a local institution in neighboring Clayton that used to face Oak Knoll Park, also in Clayton right across from Richmond Heights on the north side of Clayton Road. It was demolished as part of a Walgreens drugstore expansion. The Clayton store has a Richmond Heights zip code.

Education

Public education in Richmond Heights is administered by Maplewood-Richmond Heights School District.

Richmond Heights has a public library, the Richmond Heights Memorial Library.

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