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The City of University City had a population of 35,468 as of July 1, 2021. University City 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 University City is located at latitude 38.6559 and longitude -90.3093 in St. Louis County. The formal boundaries for the City of University City encompass a land area of 5.9 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. St. Louis County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 531 feet.

The City of University City 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 University City is located within Township of Hadley, a minor civil division (MCD) of St. Louis County.

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University City, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 35,468 (100%)
Population in Households 35,236 (99.3%)
Population in Families 24,057 (67.8%)
Population in Group Quarters1 232 ( 0.7%)
Population Density 6,035
Diversity Index2 62


Median Household Income $63,134
Average Household Income $106,749
% of Income for Mortgage4 20%
Per Capita Income $49,428
Wealth Index5 115


Total HU (Housing Units) 18,440 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,598 (46.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,825 (42.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,017 (10.9%)
Median Home Value $295,243
Average Home Value $336,581
Housing Affordability Index3 108


Total Households 16,423
Average Household Size 2.15
Family Households 8,345
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.04% 0.15%
Households 0.16% 0.21%
Families -0.13% 0.01%
Median Household Income   2.68%
Per Capita Income   2.26%
Owner Occupied HU   0.44%

University City, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares University City to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 20 98th
Population Density # 12 99th
Median Household Income # 219 79th
Housing Affordability Index # 242 23rd
Per Capita Income # 37 97th
Diversity Index # 20 98th

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