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University City, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of University City had a population of 36,339 as of July 1, 2018. 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 38.6657 and longitude -90.3315 in St. Louis County. The formal boundaries for the City of University City (see map below) 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 (GNIS ID: 2397091) 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 University, a minor civil division (MCD) of St. Louis County.

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

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University City, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 36,339
Population in Households 36,106
Population in Familes 24,793
Population in Group Qrtrs 233
Population Density2 6,161
Diversity Index3 62


Median Household Income $57,944
Average Household Income $89,180
Per Capita Income $40,867


Total Housing Units 18,346 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,180 (44.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,423 (45.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,743 ( 9.5%)
Median Home Value $237,272
Average Home Value $280,100


Total Households 16,603
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 8,570
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 0.33% 0.27%
Households 0.33% 0.28%
Families 0.12% 0.13%
Median Household Income   2.51%
Per Capita Income   2.45%

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, 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 # 19 98th
Population Density # 11 99th
Diversity Index # 18 98th
Median Household Income # 202 81st
Per Capita Income # 54 95th

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