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Town and Country, Missouri
City of Town and Country
From top left, left to right: Office building, Westminster Christian Academy, St. Louis Missouri Temple, Energizer Holdings headquarters
From top left, left to right: Office building, Westminster Christian Academy, St. Louis Missouri Temple, Energizer Holdings headquarters
Location of Town and Country, Missouri
Location of Town and Country, Missouri
Country United States
State Missouri
County St. Louis
Incorporated 1975 (City)
Government
 • Type Mayor-board of aldermen-city administrator
Area
 • Total 11.52 sq mi (29.85 km2)
 • Land 11.49 sq mi (29.75 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.09 km2)
Elevation
590 ft (180 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 11,640
 • Density 1,010.4/sq mi (389.95/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP
63131, 63017
Area code(s) 314
FIPS code 29-73618
GNIS feature ID 0756799
Website City of Town and Country official website: http://www.town-and-country.org

Town and Country is a city in west St. Louis County, Missouri, United States with a population of 11,640 as of the 2020 census. It is home to Missouri Baptist Medical Center, (locally known as MoBap).

Town and Country has the highest median household income ($134,387 in 2009) of any city in Missouri with a population over 10,000 and also has one of the highest median incomes of any city in the United States. The city is included in the St. Louis, MO-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area, and is home to Bellerive Country Club, which hosted the 1965 U.S. Open, the 1992 PGA Championship, and the 2018 PGA Championship.

Geography

Town and Country is located at 38°37′52″N 90°28′18″W / 38.63111°N 90.47167°W / 38.63111; -90.47167 (38.631002, -90.471581). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 11.68 square miles (30.25 km2), all of it land.

City landscape

Originally, it was primarily made up of large residential lots. The community first incorporated in 1950 as a village. The incorporation and establishment of a combination Public Safety Department providing three firefighters and one police officer on duty was to provide lower fire insurance rates for residents. The Village changed to city status in 1974 in an effort to increase property taxes. The maximum "Village" tax rate could no longer sustain the modest city government. In 1983 annexation of a large area to the west more than doubled the size of the city. This caused the city to maintain a police department and contract fire and EMS service to a neighboring fire district.

The original country charm of larger lots with white fences and grazing horses is hard to find, however there are a few exceptions. There are several large tracts of land that remain undeveloped. The area offers a quiet, restful, green residential landscape, in contrast to the more intensely developed areas typical of St. Louis County. There are relatively few commercial development areas. The predominant commercial locations tend to be at the periphery of the city boundaries along the regional arterials, and/or at the intersections of the major roads.

History

Town and Country was incorporated in 1950 as a village [1], and re-incorporated as a fourth-class city 25 years later.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1950 162
1960 1,440 788.9%
1970 2,645 83.7%
1980 3,187 20.5%
1990 9,519 198.7%
2000 10,894 14.4%
2010 10,815 −0.7%
2020 11,640 7.6%
U.S. Decennial Census 2020

2020 census

As of the 2020 census there were 11,640 people and 4,085 households. The racial makeup of the city was 77.0% White, 2.6% African American, 0.1% Native American, 10.9% Asian, 1.1% from other races, and 8.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.5% of the population.

2010 census

At the 2010 census there were 10,815 people, 3,591 households, and 2,798 families living in the city. The population density was 925.9 inhabitants per square mile (357.5/km2). There were 3,871 housing units at an average density of 331.4 per square mile (128.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 87.8% White, 2.6% African American, 0.1% Native American, 7.5% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.4% from other races, and 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.7%.

Of the 3,591 households 30.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 72.2% were married couples living together, 4.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 1.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 22.1% were non-families. 17.9% of households were one person and 9.9% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.02.

The median age was 48.6 years. 21.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 10.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 12.3% were from 25 to 44; 32.4% were from 45 to 64; and 23.1% were 65 or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.5% male and 53.5% female.

Economy

Energizer Holdings, Solutia and Savvis are headquartered in Town and Country.

Education

  • Maryville University is located in Town and Country.
  • The Principia is a private school for Christian Scientists located on a 360-acre (150 ha) campus in Town and Country.
  • Visitation Academy of St. Louis, a Catholic private all-girls school, is also located in Town and Country.
  • All-boys Catholic high school Christian Brothers College High School is located on the North Forty Outer Road.
  • In 2011, Westminster Christian Academy relocated to a new campus off Maryville Centre Drive.

Notable people

  • Bob Costas, NBC sports commentator
  • Dan Dierdorf, NFL Hall of Famer
  • Torry Holt, St. Louis Rams wide receiver
  • Rodger O. Riney, Scottrade CEO
  • Michael Roarty, Anheuser Busch marketing executive, created "This Bud's for you" slogan
  • Red Schoendienst, Major League Baseball Hall of Famer, home
  • Patrick Stokes, Anheuser Busch chairman
  • Ozzie Smith, Major League Baseball Hall of Famer
  • Todd Worrell, former Major League Baseball pitcher and 1986 National League Rookie of the Year

Town and Country is a common birthplace of record for the surrounding area because of its inclusion of Missouri Baptist Medical Center.

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