Pevely, Missouri

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Pevely is a city in Jefferson County, Missouri, United States. The 2008 estimated population is 5,808.[1] The population was 3,768 at the 2000 census. Charles S. Rankin founded the city in September 1860; the origin of the name was originally Pevely Springs named after an early inhabitant then later shortened to Pevely.



Pevely is located at 38°17′2″N 90°23′49″W / 38.28389°N 90.39694°W / 38.28389; -90.39694 (38.283894, -90.397022)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.4 square miles (8.9 km²), of which, 3.3 square miles (8.6 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (2.63%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 3,768 people, 1,411 households, and 1,008 families residing in the city. As of 2006, the city boasts almost 4,400 in population. The population density was 1,133.7 people per square mile (438.2/km²). There were 1,482 housing units at an average density of 445.9/sq mi (172.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.89% White, 1.59% African American, 0.37% Native American, 0.45% Asian, 0.29% from other races, and 1.41% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.93% of the population.

There were 1,411 households out of which 40.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.1% were married couples living together, 16.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.5% were non-families. 23.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the city the population was spread out with 30.1% under the age of 18, 10.5% from 18 to 24, 30.4% from 25 to 44, 20.3% from 45 to 64, and 8.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 93.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.7 males.

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