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Des Peres, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Des Peres had a population of 8,468 as of July 1, 2018. Des Peres ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Missouri. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Des Peres is located at latitude 38.5973 and longitude -90.4482 in St. Louis County. The formal boundaries for the City of Des Peres (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.35 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. St. Louis County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 604 feet.

The City of Des Peres (GNIS ID: 2394523) 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 Des Peres is located within Township of Missouri River, a minor civil division (MCD) of St. Louis County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Des Peres population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Des Peres: Hathaway City, Saint Francis Xavier.

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Des Peres, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 8,468
Population in Households 8,386
Population in Familes 7,533
Population in Group Qrtrs 82
Population Density2 1,948
Diversity Index3 19


Median Household Income $138,391
Average Household Income $189,221
Per Capita Income $70,248


Total Housing Units 3,192 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,888 (90.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 182 ( 5.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 121 ( 3.8%)
Median Home Value $406,845
Average Home Value $486,696


Total Households 3,071
Average Household Size 2.73
Family Households 2,407
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 0.14% 0.12%
Households 0.08% 0.07%
Families -0.33% 0.02%
Median Household Income   0.6%
Per Capita Income   1.36%

Des Peres, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Des Peres to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 101 90th
Population Density # 110 89th
Diversity Index # 317 69th
Median Household Income # 9 99th
Per Capita Income # 13 99th

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