St. Charles

Historic charm meets modern vibrancy, with urban perks, in a walkable riverside setting.

Welcome to St. Charles

St. Charles, known for its picturesque and bustling Main Street Historic District, offers a rich blend of history, culture, and modern amenities. This vibrant city, nestled along the legendary Missouri River, provides a dynamic environment where history comes alive amidst a backdrop of contemporary comforts. The area is renowned for its beautifully preserved buildings, lush parks, and an array of boutiques and eateries that line the historic streets, making it a magnet for both locals and tourists seeking a unique, yet accessible urban experience.

 

The heart of St. Charles beats strongest in its downtown area, where the past and present fuse seamlessly. Year-round events, from music festivals to cultural gatherings, inject life into the streets, creating a lively atmosphere that defines the local lifestyle. The city's layout promotes walkability, allowing residents and visitors to easily explore the diverse offerings on foot. Whether it's a leisurely stroll along the river, a night out at the vibrant casino, or a tasting tour at one of the local wineries, St. Charles offers an engaging urban experience in a distinctly historic setting.

 

What to Love

  • Vibrant Local Events: A constant calendar of festivals, live music, and cultural events.
  • Historic Downtown: Charming architecture and a rich history to explore.
  • Riverside Setting: Beautiful views and activities along the Missouri River.
  • Walkability: Easily navigable streets that encourage walking and biking.
  • Diverse Dining and Shopping: From historic eateries to contemporary boutiques.

Local Lifestyle

Life in St. Charles is characterized by an energetic and community-focused atmosphere. Residents take pride in their city's heritage, which is reflected in the well-maintained historic sites and the active participation in local events. The community thrives on its ability to offer something for everyone, from outdoor enthusiasts and history buffs to foodies and shoppers. The blend of old-world charm and modern conveniences creates a lifestyle that appeals to families, young professionals, and retirees alike, making St. Charles a diverse and welcoming community.

 

Dining and Shopping

The culinary and retail experiences in St. Charles are as diverse as its history. The Historic Main Street area is a treasure trove of unique shops and restaurants. Visitors can enjoy a meal at one of the local favorites, where they can savor dishes that range from traditional American to international cuisine, all served in buildings that have stood the test of time. The vibrant casino also offers a variety of dining options, from casual to fine dining, catering to all tastes and occasions. Meanwhile, the wineries in and around St. Charles provide a perfect setting for an afternoon of wine tasting and relaxation, offering exquisite local wines that capture the essence of the region.

 

Things to Do

St. Charles is always full of activities. The Ameristar Casino, Resort & Spa offers a full range of entertainment options, from gambling and dining to luxurious spa treatments. It's a popular destination for both locals looking for a night out and visitors seeking a taste of the high life. The Foundry Art Centre is another cultural gem, showcasing works from local and national artists in a vibrant community space that encourages artistic engagement and exploration.

 

For outdoor lovers, the Katy Trail presents a scenic route for cyclists, joggers, and hikers. Running along the Missouri River, this trail offers breathtaking views and a peaceful escape from the urban hustle. Special events like Music on Main bring the community together to enjoy live performances in an intimate, open-air setting, enhancing St. Charles’ reputation as a lively, music-loving town.

Overview for St. Charles, MO

70,218 people live in St. Charles, where the median age is 37.7 and the average individual income is $42,881. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

70,218

Total Population

37.7 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$42,881

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for St. Charles, MO

St. Charles has 29,173 households, with an average household size of 2.21. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in St. Charles do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 70,218 people call St. Charles home. The population density is 2,828.87 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

70,218

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

37.7

Median Age

48.29 / 51.71%

Men vs Women

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  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
29,173

Total Households

2.21

Average Household Size

$42,881

Average individual Income

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Schools in St. Charles, MO

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The following schools are within or nearby St. Charles. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Lewis Clark Career Center
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 4th
4/5
Seton Regional Catholic School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 4th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 4th
2/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
PUBLIC
K - 4th
4/5
Immanuel Lutheran School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
St Charles Borromeo School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
Duchesne High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
George M. Null Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 4th
4/5
Jefferson Intermediate School
PUBLIC
5th - 6th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 4th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Academy Of The Sacred Heart
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
No rating available
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