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Weldon Spring, Missouri
City
Location of Weldon Spring, Missouri
Location of Weldon Spring, Missouri
Country United States
State Missouri
County St. Charles
Area
 • Total 7.64 sq mi (19.79 km2)
 • Land 7.51 sq mi (19.45 km2)
 • Water 0.13 sq mi (0.34 km2)
Elevation 541 ft (165 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 5,443
 • Estimate (2012) 5,477
 • Density 724.8/sq mi (279.8/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 29-78314
GNIS feature ID 0756882

Weldon Spring is a city in St. Charles County, Missouri, United States. The population was 5,443 at the 2010 census.

History

Weldon Spring was platted in 1864. The community took its name from a spring of the same name near the original town site. A post office called Weldon Spring was established in 1875, and remained in operation until 1957.

Geography

Weldon Spring is located at 38°43′00″N 90°38′57″W / 38.716552°N 90.649105°W / 38.716552; -90.649105.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.64 square miles (19.79 km2), of which, 7.51 square miles (19.45 km2) is land and 0.13 square miles (0.34 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 43
1990 1,470
2000 5,270 258.5%
2010 5,443 3.3%
Est. 2015 5,575 2.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 5,443 people, 2,050 households, and 1,580 families residing in the city. The population density was 724.8 inhabitants per square mile (279.8/km2). There were 2,151 housing units at an average density of 286.4 per square mile (110.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.5% White, 1.4% African American, 0.1% Native American, 1.9% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 0.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.0% of the population.

There were 2,050 households of which 30.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.9% were married couples living together, 4.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 22.9% were non-families. 20.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.01.

The median age in the city was 48.7 years. 22.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 14.8% were from 25 to 44; 36.7% were from 45 to 64; and 20.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.6% male and 52.4% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 5,270 people, 1,880 households, and 1,462 families residing in the city. The population density was 666.0 people per square mile (257.2/km2). There were 1,926 housing units at an average density of 243.4 per square mile (94.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.00% White, 1.82% African American, 0.15% Native American, 1.08% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.30% from other races, and 0.61% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.10% of the population.

There were 1,880 households out of which 35.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 73.1% were married couples living together, 3.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.2% were non-families. 20.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.6% under the age of 18, 4.2% from 18 to 24, 24.1% from 25 to 44, 29.0% from 45 to 64, and 16.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 89.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $87,998, and the median income for a family was $102,516. Males had a median income of $66,522 versus $40,339 for females. The per capita income for the city was $40,810. About 2.6% of families and 4.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.7% of those under age 18 and 12.5% of those age 65 or over.

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