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St. Peters Facts




  • St. Peters, Missouri, population of 56,076 (2014 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 America in 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2017 (No. 15 overall and the No. 1 Place in Missouri).
  • 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 $74,000, and the median home price is $168,100, according to 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 2,300 businesses are licensed in St. Peters. Newer retail businesses to the area include: Academy Sports + Outdoor, Burlington, Ross Dress for Less, Ulta Beauty, Famous Footwear, Menards, Dick's Sporting Goods, Brunswick Zone, and Hobby Lobby.
  • Mid 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' Cultural Arts Centre attracts more than 60,000 visitors annually and hosts dozens of art shows and events each year.
  • St. Peters Golf Club 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 a popular RV Park), archery and more, plus hosts our community's annual Celebrate St. Peters event.






Largest St. Peters Employers*

January 2018

 Barnes Jewish St. Peters Hospital

Employer, No. of Employees

Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital, 970

Fort Zumwalt School District R-II (7 schools in St. Peters), 709

City of St. Peters, 522

Walmart (3 stores), 461

RB Manufacturing, 395

Dierbergs (2 locations), 353

Boone Center Incorporated, 350 

Francis Howell School District R-III (2 schools), 347

Schnucks (2 grocery stores), 256

Shop 'n Save (2 grocery stores), 255

Seyer Industries, Inc., 252

Alpla, 246

Schenker, Inc. (staffing service), 240

Menards, 230

Costco Wholesale #382, 230

JC Penney, 196

Macy's, 189

Target Stores #1035, 184

St. Charles County Ambulance District, 180

Midwest Service Group, 170

Dillards Department Store, 168

Saia Motor Freight Lines, 160


*Source: City of St. Peters business license data, January 2018 (both full-time and part-time positions)