Thursday, July 13, 2017

From the Gateway to the West, to Hell on Earth: Population of St. Louis City & County, and Missouri 1820-2010


St. Louis (City), 1900

By "W"

Reached a high point in 1950 of just under 900,000. Now just over 300,000.

Population estimates, July 1, 2016, 311,404 (U.S. Census Bureau).


December 30, 1949 newspaper story about the competition for the Gateway Arch

Population of St. Louis City & County, and Missouri 1820-2010


Saint Louis Population Figures from the U.S. Census Bureau

Saint Louis Population Figures from the U.S. Census Bureau

The tables below give the population
of the city of St. Louis,
St. Louis County, and the state of Missouri
every ten years from 1820-2010. The population
figures are from the U.S.
Federal Census.

YearSt. LouisMissouri

St. Louis City and County separated from
each other on 22 August 1876.

YearSt. Louis CitySt. Louis CountyMissouri

2014: St. Louis Rams players
perform in support of
failed, racist, black
would-be cop-killer Mike Brown


University of Virginia, Geospatial and Statistical Data Center: Historical Census Browser

U.S. Bureau of the Census: Missouri Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990

U.S. Bureau of the Census: Population Estimates: Historical Data

Related Resources...

St. Louis, Missouri Genealogy Resources

US Census Records 1790-1940 a research guide with links to online indexes

How Much Does it Cost to Take the US Census?


St. Louis today 


Anonymous said...

1870 [?] or so St. Louis the 4th most populace city in the nation. One hundred years ago Cleveland # 4 and Pittsburgh # 9 will regard to population. Today Cleveland # 40 and Pittsburgh # 50. What they call a marked change and for the worse too.

Anonymous said...

Just when you think you've read it all,here's a 53 year old black man--who seems like a decent guy--gets home invaded by his son,nephew and two other thugs,robbed,threatened with a knife and then tied up with tape and kidnapped.This all happened in the last month.Somehow he wasn't killed and managed to escape.When you can't trust your own son and nephew,when you have to watch out to make sure that family members don't kill you--it's a sad situation.The blacks are really special.
--GR Anonymous

Anonymous said...

If you get a chance rent and see the movie The Great St. Louis Bank Robbery. First big role for Steve Mc Queen. Based on a true event, the bank robbery occurring in the 1950's. NO WHERE in the movie do you see the face of one colored person. How times have changed.

Stephen Paul Foster said...

I lived in St. Louis county (lovely superb, Webster Groves) in the 1970s. A few times ventured into the city's northern neighborhoods. They were horrific! You might have thought you were in the worst 3rd world slum in the hemisphere, wondering how soon you would be attacked.