Florissant, Missouri


Florissant, Missouri

:"See also: Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument and Florissant, Colorado."

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Florissant, Missouri
settlement_type = City
nickname =
motto =



imagesize =
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mapsize = 250x200px
map_caption = Location of Florissant, Missouri


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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_name1 = Missouri
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = St. Louis
government_footnotes =
government_type =
leader_title = Mayor
leader_name = Robert G. Lowery, Sr.
leader_title1 = City Council
leader_name1 = Collapsible list
title =
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list_style = text-align:left;display:none;
1=Tim Lee (First Ward)
2=John Grib (Second Ward)
3=Tom Schneider (Third Ward)
4=Keith English (Forth Ward)
5=Keith Schildroth (Fifth Ward)
6=Andrew Podleski (Sixth Ward)
7=Karen McKay (Seventh Ward)
8=Mark Schmidt (Eighth Ward)
9=Ben Hernandez (Ninth Ward)

established_title = Founded
established_date = 1767

unit_pref = Imperial
area_footnotes =

area_magnitude =
area_total_km2 = 30.3
area_land_km2 = 29.4
area_water_km2 = 0.8
area_total_sq_mi = 11.7
area_land_sq_mi = 11.4
area_water_sq_mi = 0.3

population_as_of = 2000
population_footnotes =
population_total = 50497
population_density_km2 = 1715.2
population_density_sq_mi = 4442.4

timezone = Central (CST)
utc_offset = -6
timezone_DST = CDT
utc_offset_DST = -5
elevation_footnotes =
elevation_m = 175
elevation_ft = 574
latd = 38 |latm = 47 |lats = 52 |latNS = N
longd = 90 |longm = 19 |longs = 32 |longEW = W

postal_code_type = ZIP code
postal_code = 63031, 63032, 63033, 63034
area_code = 314
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 29-24778GR|2
blank1_name = GNIS feature ID
blank1_info = 0756063GR|3
website = http://www.florissantmo.com/
footnotes =

Florissant is a city in St. Louis County, Missouri, United States. The city has a total population of 51,387. [ [http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/GCTTable?_bm=y&-geo_id=04000US29&-_box_head_nbr=GCT-T1-R&-ds_name=PEP_2006_EST&-_lang=en&-format=ST-9S&-_sse=on United States Census Estimates 2006] ]

History

Originally a separate town, and now an inner suburb of St. Louis, the community was centered on (and frequently called after) the parish of St. Ferdinand. As late as 1889, the town was predominantly French speaking (while the southern portion of the metropolis was populated by German-speakers). ["St. Louis Post-Dispatch", January 27, 1889; cited in "The Missouri Historical Review",April 1957, p. 330] .

Geography

Florissant is located at coor dms|38|47|52|N|90|19|32|W|city (38.797800, -90.325570)GR|1. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 11.7 square miles (30.3 km²), of which, 11.4 square miles (29.4 km²) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.9 km²) of it (2.82%) is water.

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 50,497 people, 20,399 households, and 13,687 families residing in the city. The population density was 4,442.4 people per square mile (1,714.8/km²). There were 21,027 housing units at an average density of 1,849.8/sq mi (714.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 86.66% White, 10.51% African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.61% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.52% from other races, and 1.48% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.49% of the population.

There were 20,399 households out of which 30.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.8% were married couples living together, 13.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.9% were non-families. 28.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the city, the population was spread out with 24.7% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 29.9% from 25 to 44, 20.0% from 45 to 64, and 17.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 89.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.1 males.USCensusPop
1880= 817
1890= 769
1900= 752
1910= 765
1920= 682
1930= 1039
1940= 1369
1950= 3737
1960= 38166
1970= 65908
1980= 55372
1990= 51206
2000= 50497
estyear=2006
estimate=51387
The median income for a household in the city was $44,462, and the median income for a family was $52,195. Males had a median income of $37,434 versus $27,247 for females. The per capita income for the city was $20,622. About 2.7% of families and 4.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.5% of those under age 18 and 3.7% of those age 65 or over.

Notable residents

This list may include persons born in the community, past residents, and current residents.
*Bob Christian - NFL running back
*Rose Philippine Duchesne - Saint
*James J. Eagan - Former Mayor
*Robert G. Lowery - Mayor
*Shandi Finnessey - Miss USA 2004, co-host of Lingo and PlayMania
*Kathleen Madigan - Comedian
*"Cowboy" Bob Orton Jr - WWE Hall of Fame
*Neil Rackers - NFL football player
*Kerry Robinson - Major League Baseball player
*Mike Sorber - Major League Soccer player
*Dick Weber - Hall of Fame bowler
*Pete Weber - Hall of Fame bowler
*Kimora Lee Simmons - Retired supermodel, the head of design for Baby Phat, and occasional actress
*Randy Orton - WWE Superstar
*Kyle McClellan - Major League Baseball player
*Brennan Hartin - Musician Lead singer for Vag D
*Chingy - Musician singer

References

External links

* [http://www.florissantmo.com/ Official Site of the City of Florissant]
* [http://www.historicflorissant.com/about.shtml Historic Florissant]


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