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St. Peters Facts & Figures


St. Peters Facts


  • Kid with FlagSt. Peters, Missouri, population of 54,842 (2013 U.S. Census Bureau estimate), is a growing community situated perfectly in one of the state's fastest-growing counties, St. Charles County, just northwest of St. Louis County. St. Peters is less than 30 miles from downtown St. Louis City. GET MAP.
  • Money Magazine named St. Peters to the Top 100 list of Best Places to Live in the nation in 2008, 2010 and 2012.
  • St. Peters' retail service area encompasses an estimated 30-mile radius with a population of approximately 350,000 in the 10-mile radius immediately surrounding the City.
  • St. Peters' median income is nearly $70,000, and the median home price is $168,700, according to statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau.
  • The City’s economy continues to diversify with modern housing, numerous commercial enterprises, several shopping centers, support services, and some industries. Job growth increased by 4.57% from 2000-2009, according to Money Magazine.
  • More than 2,500 businesses are licensed in St. Peters. Newer retail businesses to the area include: Dick's Sporting Goods, Brunswick Zone, Costco, h.h. gregg, Marshall’s, HomeGoods, Petco, Sports Authority and Hobby Lobby. SEE PHOTO GALLERY.
  • Dick's Sporting GoodsMid Rivers Mall in St. Peters is the largest mall in St. Charles County, with more than 160 shops plus dining and a 14-screen theater.
  • You can search for a St. Peters business online by keyword or category.
  • St. Peters is home to the world-class St. Peters Rec-Plex recreation and fitness complex. The 236,000 square-foot facility includes 3 ice rinks, 2 gymnasiums, a multipurpose-gym, a natatorium with competition lanes, diving towers and a leisure pool with slide, plenty of recreation classes, and more.
  • Our community has 25 parks with 1,283 acres of parkland and a system of 20 miles of paved trails for pedestrians and cyclists.
  • St. Peters' Arts Center attracts more than 60,000 visitors annually and hosts dozens of art shows and events each year.
  • Our St. Peters Golf Course offers an affordable, well-maintained 18-hole course for the community.
  • The 300-acre 370 Lakeside Park is the largest municipal park in St. Charles County. The park, centered around a 140-acre recreational lake, offers boating, fishing, camping (including an RV Park), archery and more, plus hosts our community's annual Celebrate St. Peters event.






Largest St. Peters Employers*

Sept. 30, 2009


Employer, No. of Employees

Barnes Jewish St. Peters HospitalBarnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital, 685

Fort Zumwalt School District R-II, 636

City of St. Peters, 522

Dierbergs (2 locations), 353

Francis Howell School District R-III, 347

Schnucks (2 locations), 256

Wal-Mart, 246

Reckitt & Benckiser Inc., 216

Macys, 196

United Services Inc., 123


*NOTE: Labor force statistics are unofficial estimates from the Missouri Economic Research and Information Center.


Source: Survey of employers, based on full-time employment, Sept. 30, 2009