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Encyclopedia > Wentzville, Missouri
Wentzville, Missouri
Location of Wentzville, Missouri
Location of Wentzville, Missouri
Coordinates: 38°48′58″N 90°51′26″W / 38.81611, -90.85722
Country United States
State Missouri
County St. Charles
Area
 - City  14.4 sq mi (37.3 km²)
 - Land  14.4 sq mi (37.3 km²)
 - Water  0.0 sq mi (0.0 km²)
Elevation  623 ft (190 m)
Population (2000)
 - City 6,896
 - Density 478.9/sq mi (184.9/km²)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 29-78442GR2
GNIS feature ID 0756888GR3

Wentzville is a city located in St. Charles County, Missouri. As of the 2006, the city had a total population of 17,988 . The city is the home of a General Motors full size van assembly plant, the St. Charles County Fair and the Greater St. Louis Renaissance Faire. Image File history File links St. ... This list of countries, arranged alphabetically, gives an overview of countries of the world. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      The political units and divisions of the United States include: The 50 states... Official language(s) English Capital Jefferson City Largest city Kansas City Largest metro area St Louis[1] Area  Ranked 21st  - Total 69,709 sq mi (180,693 km²)  - Width 240 miles (385 km)  - Length 300 miles (480 km)  - % water 1. ... Missouri has 114 counties and one independent city. ... St. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... Look up city, City in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and 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. ... Look up city, City in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ...  CST or UTC-6 The Central Time Zone observes standard time by subtracting six hours from UTC during standard time (UTC-6) and five hours during daylight saving time (UTC-5). ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Though DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the U.S. Federal government for use by all (non-military) government agencies and by government contractors. ... GNIS (The Geographic Names Information System) contains name and locative information about almost two million physical and cultural features located throughout the United States of America and its Territories. ... St. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... General Motors Corporation (NYSE: GM), also known as GM, is an American automobile maker with worldwide operations and brands including Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Holden, Hummer, Opel, Pontiac, Saturn, Saab and Vauxhall. ...

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Geography

Wentzville is located at 38°48'58" North, 90°51'26" West (38.816010, -90.857198)GR1.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 37.3 km² (14.4 mi²). 37.3 km² (14.4 mi²) of it is land and 0.07% is 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 English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there 13,931 people, 2,456 households, and 1,846 families residing in the city. The population density is 184.9/km² (478.9/mi²). There are 2,724 housing units at an average density of 73.0/km² (189.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 84.63% White, 12.02% African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.55% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.52% from other races, and 2.06% from two or more races. 1.49% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... 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 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. ...


There are 2,456 households out of which 43.5% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.5% are married couples living together, 17.1% have a female householder with no husband present, and 24.8% are non-families. 20.7% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.1% 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 3.20. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the city the population is spread out with 31.8% under the age of 18, 9.2% from 18 to 24, 30.7% from 25 to 44, 17.4% from 45 to 64, and 10.8% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 31 years. For every 100 females there are 87.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 82.5 males.


The median income for a household in the city is $47,232, and the median income for a family is $53,082. Males have a median income of $38,423 versus $25,852 for females. The per capita income for the city is $18,039. 11.6% of the population and 10.1% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 19.1% of those under the age of 18 and 13.3% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... 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. ...


Schools

The Wentzville School District covers Wentzville, Lake St. Louis, Foristell and parts of O'fallon. The R-IV district has received many instances of negative publicity in the past few years. The former Superintendent was arrested on charges of solicitation, sexual harassment and other things. His replacement, Terry Adams, made a controversial change in the high school schedules. The change was from a Block type schedule to a 7-period a day schedule, removing 'Academic Lab', a 90 minute 'study hall' period. Most students and many teachers argue that there currently is no convenient way for students to receive time to work on homework or get one-on-one time with their teachers, but the change puts the district in line with the rest of the schools in the county. Before the schedule change, the school had statistically been above "in-line" with the rest of the schools in the county. The changes were to increase the education levels of the students, however, MAP testing shows that once the changes were implimented, student test scores fell significantly. Holt High School,recently labeled a "dropout factory" in a college study, has a history of ensuring the school newspaper's articles were in compliance with board policy. Of course, board policy has absolutely no right to interfere with the First Amendment of these United States, however, censorship continued. When a 5 million dollar discrepancy was found in the district, the Holt principal disallowed speculation of the article on the issue. An example of this is the school newspaper including a ban on a student's rational opinion, supported with facts regarding the new schedule changes. The district was unwilling to budge on it's position, however.


The district offices and the school board have come under fire for violating the states 'Sunshine' laws, but these accusations were dismissed, but not proven to be false. An election after the schedule changes were made resulted in one incumbent not being reelected due to the public's popular opinion that he had led the district away from it's original intent of educating.


On November 2nd allegations were made that the Wentzville School District infringed on the rights of a student. This allegation was made as a result of the district taking copyright material of the student and placing on their servers. This information was made available on sccworlds.com and at blueandgold.suddenlaunch3.com.


Government

The government of Wentzville is that of a 4th class city. It consists of a City Manager, a Mayor, and 6 aldermen (2 for each ward). The job of city manager is a non elected position, whereas the others are elected. The term for mayor is a 2 years, as is the term for the aldermen.


The city is divided into three wards.


Current city manager is Andy McGown. The current mayor is Paul Lambi. Former aldermen include David Billing, Brian Brinkley, Eric Sherman, Bob Smith, and David Hoekel.


History

Wentzville was founded in 1855 as a depot on the Northern Missouri Railroad. It was named after Erasmus Livingston Wentz, a railroad engineer for the line. The land was obtained from William M. Allen, who laid out the town. Wentzville was not incorporated until 1872.


During the American Civil War, the city was the site of a series of skirmishes along the railroad from July 15 to July 17, 1861. Elements of the 2nd and 8th Missouri Infantry Regiments en route to Mexico, Missouri engaged Confederate guerillas who were threatening the railroad. Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total... The 8th Missouri Volunteer Infantry was an infantry regiment in the Union army during the American Civil War. ... Mexico is a city located in Audrain County, Missouri. ...


Notable natives include rock and roll legend Chuck Berry. The song "Back to Wentzville" by George Thorogood is a tribute to the city of Wentzville and its native Chuck Berry. Charles Edward Anderson Chuck Berry (born 18 October 1926, St. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Wentzville is located at the intersection of Interstate 70/US Route 40 and US Route 61, leading to its self-designation of "Crossroads of the Nation".


The high-school mascot for Wentzville Holt high school is the Indian, and the high-school mascot for Wentzville Timberland high school is the wolf. Wentzville Holt High School is the older of two high schools in the Wentzville R-IV School District. ...


External links

Coordinates: 38.81601° N 90.857198° W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Wentzville, Missouri - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (545 words)
Wentzville was founded in 1855 as a depot on the Northern Missouri Railroad.
The song "Back to Wentzville" by George Thorogood is a tribute to the city of Wentzville and its native Chuck Berry.
Wentzville is located at the intersection of Interstate 70/US Route 40 and US Route 61, leading to its self-designation of "Crossroads of the Nation".
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