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Des Peres is a city in Saint Louis County, in the Saint Louis metro area.
The community name derives from French for "fathers"
The latitude of Des Peres is 38.600N. The longitude is -90.432W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 610 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 8,628.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Des Peres demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Saint Louis County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, St. Louis area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 63131 ZIP code.
32% of Des Peres residents report German ancestry, and 21% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Des Peres ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Des Peres was $40,916, compared with $21,587 nationally.
63% of Des Peres residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Des Peres, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $768. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,455.
Saint Louis County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Des Peres political report.
The average commute time for Des Peres workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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