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 Profile of Ballwin
by Sid Cameron, (Data by: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000)

Named as "One of America's Best Places to Live" by Money Magazine in 2005, Ballwin is a suburban city in the West County area of St. Louis County roughly 25 miles from Downtown St. Louis and 15 miles from Downtown Clayton.

The main thoroughfare in Ballwin is Manchester Road (Highway 100) which runs east/west and is home to much of the cities shopping and retail businesses. On the eastern edge of Ballwin is the north/south Highway 141 that provides easy access to east/west interstate highway's such as I-64 to the north (also known as Highway 40), and I-44 and I-55 to the south. All three interstates would connect Ballwin to Downtown St. Louis.

Ballwin is served by the triple A rated Rockwood and Parkway School districts and residents can enjoy The Pointe at Ballwin Commons, an indoor community recreation center, and the North Pointe Aquatic Center.

Highlights from the U.S. Census taken in 2000 includes:

 


 

Ballwin, Missouri Demographic Profile Highlights:


General Characteristics

Number

Percent

U.S.

Total population

31,283

 

 

Male

15,176

48.5

49.1%

Female

16,107

51.5

50.9%

Median age (years)

37.6

(X)

35.3

Under 5 years

2,269

7.3

6.8%

18 years and over

22,834

73.0

74.3%

65 years and over

3,794

12.1

12.4%

Average household size

2.65

(X)

2.59

Average family size

3.09

(X)

3.14

 

 

 

 

Total housing units

12,062

 

 

Occupied housing units

11,797

97.8

91.0%

Owner-occupied housing units

9,785

82.9

66.2%

Renter-occupied housing units

2,012

17.1

33.8%

Vacant housing units

265

2.2

9.0%

 

 

 

 

Social Characteristics

Number

Percent

U.S.

Population 25 years and over

20,772

 

 

High school graduate or higher

19,713

94.9

80.4%

Bachelor's degree or higher

9,698

46.7

24.4%

 

 

 

 

Economic Characteristics

Number

Percent

U.S.

In labor force (population 16 years and over)

16,646

70.3

63.9%

Mean travel time to work in minutes (workers 16 years and over)

28.0

(X)

25.5

Median household income in 1999 (dollars)

66,458

(X)

41,994

Median family income in 1999 (dollars)

77,021

(X)

50,046

Per capita income in 1999 (dollars)

29,520

(X)

21,587

 

 

 

 

Housing Characteristics

Number

Percent

U.S.

Single-family owner-occupied homes

9,347

 

 

Median value (dollars)

157,300

(X)

119,600

Median of selected monthly owner costs

(X)

(X)

 

With a mortgage (dollars)

1,252

(X)

1,088

Not mortgaged (dollars)

351

(X)

295

(X) Not applicable.


Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000


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