University City, Missouri

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University City is a city located in St. Louis County, Missouri. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 37,428.

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Geography

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Location of University City, Missouri

University City is located at 38°39'50" North, 90°19'41" West (38.663901, -90.328165)Template:GR. The southern border is approximated by Forest Park Expressway to Pershing. The eastern border is approximated by Skinker Boulevard. The western border is approximated by old McKnight (some of which is now Interstate 170).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 15.2 km² (5.9 mi²). 15.2 km² (5.9 mi²) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.

Demographics

As of the censusTemplate:GR of 2000, there are 37,428 people, 16,453 households, and 9,114 families residing in the city. The population density is 2,457.7/km² (6,363.1/mi²). There are 17,485 housing units at an average density of 1,148.1/km² (2,972.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 49.26% White, 45.35% African American, 0.16% Native American, 2.85% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.56% from other races, and 1.80% from two or more races. 1.56% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. The city is considered (by inhabitants) to be divided roughly into three zones from north to south. North of Olive is predominantly Black or African American, from Olive to Delmar is mixed, and south of Delmar is predominantly White. Because of the city's racial composition, it has not been part of the integration busing program between the City of St. Louis and St. Louis County.

There are 16,453 households out of which 23.7% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.3% are married couples living together, 16.3% have a female householder with no husband present, and 44.6% are non-families. 34.2% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.2% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.25 and the average family size is 2.96.

In the city the population is spread out with 21.8% under the age of 18, 11.3% from 18 to 24, 31.1% from 25 to 44, 22.4% from 45 to 64, and 13.3% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 35 years. For every 100 females there are 84.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 80.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $40,902, and the median income for a family is $52,539. Males have a median income of $41,588 versus $30,440 for females. The per capita income for the city is $26,901. 14.7% of the population and 9.5% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 19.1% of those under the age of 18 and 12.1% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

History

University City was founded by Edward Gardner Lewis, who began developing the location in 1903, and incorporated the city in 1906.

Notable Features

The main campus of Washington University is located at the southeast corner of University City between Skinker and Big Bend Boulevards. The proximity of the university has had a profound effect on the development of the community, which is considered one of the most liberal and integrated in the Saint Louis area. The Delmar Loop, an entertainment, cultural and restaurant district, is located along Delmar Boulevard, parallel with and six blocks north of the northern boundary of the university.

It's also home to the U. City Olive Link, an area known for the diverse cultures represented in its businesses, as well as its high concentration of restaurants and grocery stores offering East Asian items.

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