St. Louis County Missouri
St. Louis County Missouri

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St. Louis County was indeed named after the city of St. Louis, which was once its county seat. However, St. Louis the city is now a separate political entity between St. Louis County and the Mississippi River. Nevertheless, St. Louis County remains the most populous county in the state.

Here, we’ll explore St. Louis County in more depth. We’ll explore its weather, the demographics of its people, and what people in St. Louis County do for fun. Then we’ll move on to the three most important cities in the county, and even detail the 5 hottest neighborhoods for buying real estate in St. Louis County, MO.

History of St Louis County Missouri

History of St Louis County Missouri

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After the French lost many of their New World colonies to the British, many of their colonists preferred to move west across the Mississippi to stay in French territory. These colonists founded the city of St. Louis in the 1700s. The region would become part of the US in 1803, as part of the Louisiana Purchase. That was when St. Louis County was formed.

However, in 1877, the city of St. Louis separated itself from the surrounding county. The county seat was moved to Clayton, Missouri, on land donated for that purpose by Ralph Clayton.

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St Louis County Namesake

St Louis County Namesake

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St. Louis County was named after the city of St. Louis, the original county seat. It was named after France’s King Louis IX, a crusader who was canonized as ‘Saint Louis’. This St. Louis was the patron saint of King Louis XV, who led the country during the colonization. Ultimately, though, there are several towns called ‘Saint Louis’ in France, and they would have been named for the same king-turned-saint.

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St. Louis County was indeed named after the city of St. Louis, which was once its county seat. However, St. Louis the city is now a separate political entity between St. Louis County and the Mississippi River. Nevertheless, St. Louis County remains the most populous county in the state.

Here, we’ll explore St. Louis County in more depth. We’ll explore its weather, the demographics of its people, and what people in St. Louis County do for fun. Then we’ll move on to the three most important cities in the county, and even detail the 5 hottest neighborhoods for buying real estate in St. Louis County, MO.

St Louis County, MO Demographics

St Louis County, MO Demographics

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Population
The 2020 Census lists just over 1,004,000 St. Louis County residents in 2020, up from just under 1 million in 2010. St. Louis County boasted more than 440,00 housing units in 2019, just over two thirds of which were owner-occupied. More than 1,200 building permits were issued in 2020, as well. The region is growing at a slow, steady pace, so the price of St. Louis County real estate is not generally too inflated.

Household income
The median household income of St. Louis County residents was just under $69,000 in 2020. Just over 9% of the people of St. Louis County live in poverty, as of the most recent figures.

Education
About 94% of St. Louis County residents have high school diplomas, and a little over 44% have a Bachelor’s degree or higher.

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Why should you buy a real estate in St Louis County, MO?

Why should you buy a real estate in St Louis County, MO?

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Here are 3 of the best St. Louis County homes and other kinds of real estate are so popular right now:
St Louis County is exploding with Art and Culture. Just a few of the great days out St. Louis County offers include the Saint Patrick’s Day Parade, Soulard Mardi Gras, the K-Pop Festival and Taste of Korea in Clayton. The St. Louis Jewish Book Festival is not to be missed, nor are the Flyover Comedy Festival, historic Shaw Art Fair, Tower Grove Pride, the Festival of Nations at 9 Mile Garden, Wings Over St. Louis in Chesterfield (Memorial Day weekend), Stringfest or Taste of Maplewood.
Fast Commutes into St. Louis City. The suburbs in St Louis County really are close – if they weren’t in another county, they would probably be part of the city by now. Many offer a commute of 20 minutes or less.
There are plenty of jobs. St. Louis is full of large employers, as well as incubators budding off start-ups all the time.

Things To See And Do In St. Louis County
The city of St. Louis is not in St. Louis County, but it certainly is nearby. That means residents of St. Louis County have plenty to do all year round.

While hunting for St. Louis County land for sale, you might take some time out to visit the Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center, explore Rock Bridge Memorial State Park, spend the day at the National WWI Museum and Memorial, or explore the St. Louis Zoo.

The Climate in St Louis County
St. Louis County is not a small piece of land. Its northern stretches have what is best described as a humid continental climate, while the southern portion is actually humid subtropical. The major force for weather in the south is the distant Gulf of Mexico, while the north’s weather is affected more by the cold air of Canada.

Anyone renting or buying real estate in St. Louis County, MO should expect stormy spring months (with even the occasional tornado), warm summers, very pleasant autumns and cool winters characterized by frequent snow and ice storms.


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Why St Louis County?

Why St Louis County?

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Will Buying St. Louis County Real Estate Be Wise? Will You And Your Family Thrive There? St Louis County offers just about everything you could want, from the great midwestern suburban lifestyle to an easy commute into a thriving commercial and industrial center. St. Louis County’s people are friendly, the business community is hiring, and the housing prices are very reasonable. Buying land in St Louis County could be a great investment, or could be an even better home. Still, be careful. Nothing in real estate is ever guaranteed. In the end you have to decide if you could really be happy in St. Louis County, as part of the Greater St. Louis Metropolitan Area. Does the idea of having the biggest city in the state right next door, but one of the most naturally beautiful counties in Missouri all around you appeal to you? If so, St. Louis County could be the one.

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