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Town and Country, Missouri
City
Location of Town and Country, Missouri
Location of Town and Country, Missouri
Country United States
State Missouri
County St. Louis
Incorporated 1975 (City)
Area
 • Total 11.68 sq mi (30.25 km2)
 • Land 11.68 sq mi (30.25 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 590 ft (180 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 10,815
 • Estimate (2012) 10,866
 • Density 925.9/sq mi (357.5/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP 63131, 63017
Area code(s) 314
FIPS code 29-73618
GNIS feature ID 0756799
Website City of Town and Country official website

Town and Country is a suburb in west St. Louis County, Missouri, with a population of 10,815 as of the 2010 census.

Town and Country has the highest median household income ($134,387 in 2009) of any city in Missouri with 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 1992 PGA Championship and 1965 U.S. Open.

Geography

Town and Country is located at Missing latitude in Module:Coordinates.formatTest()
(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%
Est. 2015 11,106 2.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 10,815 people, 3,591 households, and 2,798 families residing 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 population.

There were 3,591 households of which 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 all households were made up of individuals and 9.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.02.

The median age in the city 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 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.5% male and 53.5% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 10,894 people, 3,593 households, and 2,849 families residing in the city. The population density was 916.8 people per square mile (354.1/km²). There were 3,741 housing units at an average density of 314.8 per square mile (121.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 90.16% White, 2.01% African American, 0.06% Native American, 6.33% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.23% from other races, and 1.20% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.07% of the population.

There were 3,593 households out of which 33.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 74.0% were married couples living together, 4.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.7% were non-families. 18.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the city, the population was spread out with 22.8% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 16.9% from 25 to 44, 31.1% from 45 to 64, and 21.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47 years. For every 100 females there were 87.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $139,967, and the median income for a family was $167,875. Males had a median income of $100,000 versus $41,691 for females. The per capita income for the city was $69,347.


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