Park Hills, Missouri

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Park Hills, Missouri
Location of Park Hills, Missouri
Location of Park Hills, Missouri
Coordinates: 37°50′40″N 90°30′40″W / 37.84444°N 90.51111°W / 37.84444; -90.51111Coordinates: 37°50′40″N 90°30′40″W / 37.84444°N 90.51111°W / 37.84444; -90.51111
CountryUnited States
StateMissouri
CountySt. Francois
Area
 • Total20.42 sq mi (52.89 km2)
 • Land20.33 sq mi (52.65 km2)
 • Water0.09 sq mi (0.23 km2)
Elevation
740 ft (225.5 m)
Population
 • Total8,759
 • Estimate 
(2018)[3]
8,515
 • Density430/sq mi (170/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Zip code
63601
Area code(s)573
FIPS code29-56272[4]
GNIS feature ID1669609[5]
Websitehttp://www.parkhillsmo.net/

Park Hills is a city in St. Francois County, Missouri, United States. The population was 8,759 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

The city was formed in an unusual four-way merger that took place in January 1994, in which the cities of Flat River, Elvins, Esther and the village of Rivermines joined to form the new city of Park Hills. The formerly incorporated village of Fairview Acres had previously merged with Flat River on November 8, 1983. The name of the new city was selected by entries submitted to a committee made up of citizens of the four cities. The name Park Hills was submitted by Mildred Lee, a lifelong resident and a former teacher of Flat River. The inspiration came from its hilly terrain in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains and the many parks that surround the area. Park Hills is located six miles east of Irondale and 13 miles east of Belgrade. It is adjacent to St. Joe State Park, and nearby the state parks of St. Francois, Hawn, Elephant Rocks, Johnson's Shut-Ins, Taum Sauk Mountain, and Washington.

Park Hills is home to Mineral Area College, formerly known as Flat River Junior College. The town is located in the Old Lead Belt, formerly a large lead mining district.

The Eugene Field School was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2005.[6]

Geography[edit]

Park Hills is located at 37°50′40″N 90°30′40″W / 37.84444°N 90.51111°W / 37.84444; -90.51111 (37.844538, -90.511038).[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 20.42 square miles (52.89 km2), of which 20.33 square miles (52.65 km2) is land and 0.09 square miles (0.23 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
20007,861
20108,75911.4%
Est. 20188,515[3]−2.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 8,759 people, 3,551 households, and 2,154 families residing in the city. The population density was 430.8 inhabitants per square mile (166.3/km2). There were 3,943 housing units at an average density of 193.9 per square mile (74.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.34% White, 1.96% Black or African American, 0.47% Native American, 0.41% Asian, 0.13% Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, 0.25% from other races, and 1.44% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.27% of the population.

There were 3,551 households of which 35.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.7% were married couples living together, 15.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 39.3% were non-families. 31.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 11% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 3.04.

The median age in the city was 32.7 years. 26.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 12.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.8% were from 25 to 44; 23.2% were from 45 to 64; and 11.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.4% male and 51.6% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 7,861 people, 3,181 households, and 2,070 families residing in the city. The population density was 392.5 people per square mile (151.5/km²). There were 3,520 housing units at an average density of 175.7 per square mile (67.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.62% White, 0.32% African American, 0.27% Native American, 0.45% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.41% from other races, and 0.92% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.92% of the population.

There were 3,181 households out of which 32.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.5% were married couples living together, 15.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.9% were non-families. 28.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.6% under the age of 18, 11.2% from 18 to 24, 29.1% from 25 to 44, 19.6% from 45 to 64, and 13.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 89.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $25,277, and the median income for a family was $30,663. Males had a median income of $26,900 versus $17,613 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,048. About 17.6% of families and 21.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.8% of those under age 18 and 12.2% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Public education in Park Hills is administered by Central R-III School District.[9]

Park Hills has a lending library, the Park Hills Public Library.[10]

Arts and culture[edit]

Some of the many places that bring people to Park Hills Missouri include Columbia Park located in the center of the city and includes a walking track, playground, an 18-hole disc golf course, and the Park Hills public pool, Park Hills Sports Complex which is home to many softball games; opening in March and closing in November.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on January 12, 2012. Retrieved 2012-07-08. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-08.
  3. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved August 18, 2019.
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2008-01-31. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09.
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on April 26, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  9. ^ "Homepage". Central R-Iii School District. Retrieved 4 June 2019.
  10. ^ "Missouri Public Libraries". PublicLibraries.com. Archived from the original on 10 June 2017. Retrieved 2 June 2019. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)

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