Richmond Heights, Missouri

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Richmond Heights, a city in St. Louis County, is an inner-ring suburb of St. Louis, Missouri. The population was 9,602 at the 2000 census. According to Ramsay, the name was suggested by Robert E. Lee, who thought the area resembled his hometown of Richmond, Virginia. As of 2006, a joint study to consider the advantages and disadvantages of merging with the adjoining city of Clayton is underway.[3]



Richmond Heights is located at 38°37′42″N 90°19′43″W / 38.62833°N 90.32861°W / 38.62833; -90.32861 (38.628402, -90.328614)[4]. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.3 square miles (5.9 km²), all of it land.


Richmond Heights has several major highways within its boundaries:

I-170, I-64 & US-40


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 9,602 people, 4,647 households, and 2,202 families residing in the city. The population density was 4,191.5 people per square mile (1,618.9/km²). There were 4,931 housing units at an average density of 2,152.5/sq mi (831.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 81.54% White, 13.32% African American, 0.25% Native American, 3.20% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.34% from other races, and 1.34% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.74% of the population.

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