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Saint Charles, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Saint Charles is the 9th largest city in Missouri with a population of 69,188 as of July 1, 2017. Saint Charles ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Missouri. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Saint Charles is located at latitude 38.7957 and longitude -90.5154 in St. Charles County. The formal boundaries for the City of Saint Charles (see map below) encompass a land area of 23.75 sq. miles and a water area of 0.38 sq. miles. St. Charles County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 492 feet.

The City of Saint Charles (GNIS ID: 2396479) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Saint Charles is located within Township of Lindenwood, a minor civil division (MCD) of St. Charles County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Saint Charles population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Saint Charles: City of Saint Charles, Las Pequenas Cuestas, Le Village de Cotes, Le Village du Cote, Les Petites Cotes, Petit Cotes, Saint Andrew, Saint Charles City, San Carlos del Missouri, San Carlos del Misuri, San Fernando.

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Saint Charles, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 69,188
Daytime Population: Workers 38,716
Daytime Population: Residents 33,633
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 72,349
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.05
Population in Households 64,658
Population in Familes 48,585
Population in Group Qrtrs 4,530
Population Density2 2,913
Diversity Index3 33


Median Household Income $57,882
Average Household Income $77,704
Per Capita Income $33,186


Total Housing Units 30,267 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 17,521 (57.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 10,738 (35.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,008 ( 6.6%)
Median Home Value $187,392
Average Home Value $206,143


Total Households 28,259
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 16,774
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.69% 0.91%
Households 0.78% 1.0%
Families 0.54% 0.84%
Median Household Income   2.54%
Per Capita Income   2.65%

Saint Charles, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Saint Charles to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 9 99th
Population Density # 69 93rd
Diversity Index # 128 88th
Median Household Income # 176 83rd
Per Capita Income # 92 91st

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