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Encyclopedia > Berkeley, Missouri

Berkeley is a city located in St. Louis County, Missouri. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 10,063.


Berkeley is located at 38°44'32" North, 90°19'60" West (38.742250, _90.333288)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 12.8 km˛ (4.9 mi˛). 12.8 km˛ (4.9 mi˛) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.


As of the census2 of 2000, there are 10,063 people, 3,600 households, and 2,588 families residing in the city. The population density is 788.1/km˛ (2,040.6/mi˛). There are 3,953 housing units at an average density of 309.6/km˛ (801.6/mi˛). The racial makeup of the city is 20.64% White, 76.69% African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.37% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.43% from other races, and 1.60% from two or more races. 1.08% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 3,600 households out of which 37.3% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 32.2% are married couples living together, 33.8% have a female householder with no husband present, and 28.1% are non-families. 23.9% of all households are made up of individuals and 7.8% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.76 and the average family size is 3.25.

In the city the population is spread out with 32.2% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 27.8% from 25 to 44, 19.8% from 45 to 64, and 11.0% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 31 years. For every 100 females there are 81.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 74.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $32,219, and the median income for a family is $34,148. Males have a median income of $29,511 versus $24,338 for females. The per capita income for the city is $13,788. 19.3% of the population and 17.0% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 29.0% of those under the age of 18 and 10.8% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

External links

  • Maps and aerial photos
    • Street map from Mapquest (http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?latlongtype=decimal&latitude=38.74225&longitude=-90.333288&zoom=6)
    • Topographic map from Topozone (http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?lat=38.74225&lon=-90.333288&s=200&size=m&layer=DRG100)
    • Aerial photograph from Microsoft Terraserver (http://terraserver.microsoft.com/map.aspx?t=1&s=14&lon=-90.333288&lat=38.74225&w=750&h=500)

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