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Encyclopedia > Eureka, Missouri
Location of Eureka, Missouri

Eureka is a city located in St. Louis County, Missouri, between St. Louis and Pacific along Interstate 44. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 7,676. Image File history File links MOMap-doton-Eureka. ... St. ... Nickname: Gateway City, Gateway to the West, or Mound City Location in the state of Missouri Coordinates: Country United States State Missouri County Independent City Mayor Francis G. Slay (D) Area    - City 66. ... Pacific is a city in Franklin County and St. ... Interstate 44 (abbreviated I-44) is an interstate highway in the central United States. ... The United States Census of year 2000, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ...


It is two miles west of the former site of Times Beach, the site of dioxin contamination discovered in the 1980s; the area was cleaned up and became Route 66 State Park. Times Beach, Missouri was a small town of 2,240 residents in St. ... Structure of 2,3,7,8- tetrachlorodibenzo- p-dioxin (TCDD) Dioxin is the popular name for the family of halogenated organic compounds, the most common consisting of polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDFs) and polychlorinated dibenzodioxins (PCDDs). ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... The Meramec River flows past Route 66 State Park in Missouri. ...


Since 1971, Eureka is best known in the region as the home of the amusement park formerly known as Six Flags Over Mid-America and now called Six Flags St. Louis. 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1971 calendar). ... Amusement park (also called theme park) is the generic term for a collection of rides and other entertainment attractions assembled for the purpose of entertaining a fairly large group of people. ... Six Flags St. ...


Local news coverage for the town and some of its neighbors is provided by the Tri County Journal and the Washington Missourian. The Tri-County Journal is owned by Pulitzer Publications, founded in 1878, the same owner as the Saint Louis Post Dispatch. ... The Washington Missourian is the Franklin County paper based in Washington, Missouri. ...

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History

The village of Eureka was platted in 1858 along the route of the Missouri Pacific Railroad. By 1890, the village consisted of about 100 homes. 1858 (MDCCCLVIII) is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Missouri Pacific (MoPac; AAR reporting mark MP) was one of the first railroads in the United States west of the Mississippi River. ... 1890 (MDCCCXC) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the Julian calendar). ...


According to the Eureka Chamber of Commerce, railroad workers while clearing way for the track and the next railroad camp saw Eureka, level land with little to clear, and declared, "Eureka!" Greek meaning "I have found it." Thus, Eureka was founded.


In 1898, Eureka became home to the St. Louis Children's Industrial Farm, established to give children from St. Louis tenement neighborhoods a chance to experience life in a rural setting. It later became known as Camp Wyman, now a part of Wyman Center, and as of 2004 is one of the oldest camps in the United States. Categories: Stub | House types ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Eureka was incorporated as a fourth-class city on April 7, 1954. April 7 is the 97th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (98th in leap years). ... 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The nearby railroad town of Allenton, older than Eureka, was annexed by Eureka in 1985. Allenton and other parts of Eureka have become part of a $500 million redevelopment plan proposed by a partnership including The Jones Company and American Heritage Homes. The redevelopment proposal would include land and homes purchased by Eureka as part of a previously proposed redevelopment plan. 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Local Economy

Eureka is known for its antique shopping. Once a year the candlelight walk is held in old town Eureka. Visitors use this night to tour the numerous antique shops within walking distance of one another.


Eureka is the original home of Joe Boccardi's Ristorante.


Eureka is the home to the last Six Flags to be built under the Six Flags name.


Geography

Eureka is located at 38°30'10" North, 90°38'42" West (38.502736, -90.645075)GR1.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 26.2 km² (10.1 mi²). 26.0 km² (10.1 mi²) of it is land and 0.2 km² (0.1 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.59% water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there are 7,676 people in the city, organized into 2,487 households and 2,064 families. Its population density is 294.9/km² (763.7/mi²). There are 2,622 housing units at an average density of 100.7/km² (260.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 97.38% White, 0.82% Asian, 0.57% Black or African American, 0.20% Native American, no Pacific Islanders, 0.26% from other races, and 0.77% from two or more races. 1.22% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... This article is about the year 2000. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The Hispanic world Hispanic (Spanish: Hispano) is a term denoting a derivation from Spain, its people and culture. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 2,487 households out of which half have children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.6% are married couples living together, 8.2% have a female householder with no husband present, and 17.0% are non-families. 13.8% of all households are made up of individuals and 4.3% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.98 and the average family size is 3.30. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the city the population is spread out with 31.9% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 34.4% from 25 to 44, 19.5% from 45 to 64, and 8.5% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 34 years. For every 100 females there are 94.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 89.6 males.


The median income for a household in the city is $74,301, and the median income for a family is $80,625. Males have a median income of $51,799 versus $33,269 for females. The per-capita income for the city is $27,553. 2.2% of the population and 1.3% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 3.1% of those under the age of 18 and 5.9% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


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  Results from FactBites:
 
Eureka Missouri, Chamber of Commerce Web Site (444 words)
The Eureka area's first known inhabitants were Shawnee Indians on the banks of the Meramec, and even today artifacts can be found as evidence of their past occupation of the area.
In 1890, Eureka was a prosperous village of about 100 homes in the immediate area surrounded by fine fruit and agricultural land.
In 1954, the City of Eureka was incorporated as a 4th class city with a land area of approximately 2.7 square miles.
Eureka, Missouri - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (625 words)
Since 1970, Eureka is best known in the region as the home of the amusement park formerly known as Six Flags Over Mid-America and now called Six Flags Saint Louis.
The village of Eureka was platted in 1858 along the route of the Missouri Pacific Railroad.
Eureka was incorporated as a fourth-class city on April 7, 1954.
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