Weldon Spring, Missouri

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Weldon Spring is a city in St. Charles County, Missouri, United States. The population was 5,270 at the 2000 census. The city is named for its first settler, North Carolina frontiersman John Weldon, who in 1790 built a log home overlooking the spring which bears his name.

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Geography

Weldon Spring is located at 38°43′00″N 90°38′57″W / 38.716552°N 90.649105°W / 38.716552; -90.649105.[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.3 square miles (21.6 km²), of which, 7.9 square miles (20.5 km²) of it is land and 0.4 square miles (1.1 km²) of it (5.16%) is water.

History

A frontiersman from North Carolina named John Weldon first settled Weldon Spring in 1790. He constructed a log home on high ground overlooking a spring (hence the name Weldon Spring). The spring is still visible, located at the northeast corner of the intersection of Highway 94 and I-64.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 5,270 people, 1,880 households, and 1,462 families residing in the city. The population density was 666.0 people per square mile (257.2/km²). There were 1,926 housing units at an average density of 243.4/sq mi (94.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.00% White, 1.82% African American, 0.15% Native American, 1.08% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.30% from other races, and 0.61% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.10% of the population.

There were 1,880 households out of which 35.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 73.1% were married couples living together, 3.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.2% were non-families. 20.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.09.

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