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Saint Charles is a city in Saint Charles County, in the Saint Louis metro area.

It is the county seat.

The latitude of Saint Charles is 38.783N. The longitude is -90.481W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 482 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 61,253.


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Median household income
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$47,782
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Saint Charles demographic reports
Saint Charles is on the Missouri River
Founded in 1769 by French-Canadian fur trader Louis Blanchette. Lewis and Clark began their expedition from a river landing here in 1804
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 193. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 3.2 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Panera Bread
Nearby parks & recreation: Katy Trail State Park
Historic sites and museums: Lewis & Clark Center, Miniature World Museum, First Missouri State Capitol Buildings
Colleges and universities: Lindenwood University, Sanford-Brown College
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National index: 100
Local index: 59

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35% of Saint Charles residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Saint Charles ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Saint Charles was $23,607, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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27% of Saint Charles residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Saint Charles include Frenchtown Historic District, Saint Charles Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Saint Charles, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $507.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,021.


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Libraries in Saint Charles include Kisker Road Branch, Linnemann Branch, McClay Branch ... View libraries

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Saint Charles County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Saint Charles political report.

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The average commute time for Saint Charles workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 11 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Saint Charles between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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