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Imperial is in Jefferson County, in the Saint Louis metro area.
Townspeople changed the name to Liberty during World War I, to avoid the association with the "imperial powers." The earlier name was restored after the war
The latitude of Imperial is 38.369N. The longitude is -90.378W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 443 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 4,373.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Imperial demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Jefferson 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 63012 ZIP code.
36% of Imperial residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Imperial ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Imperial was $20,431, compared with $21,587 nationally.
14% of Imperial residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Imperial, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $441. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $939.
Jefferson County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Imperial political report.
The average commute time for Imperial workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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