Fenton, Missouri Education and City Information

Fenton, Missouri, is a small suburb of St. Louis. Fenton doesn't have any not-for-profit schools of its own, but Webster University and Saint Louis University are among the colleges and universities located within a short commute.

Information about Fenton, Missouri

Located 15.5 miles southwest of St. Louis, Fenton is only about 6.1 square miles in size. In 2014, the city had approximately 4,045 people, based on U.S. Census Bureau estimates. The population in 2010 was almost 96% white, with approximately 2% of residents identifying as Asian and another 2% identifying as Hispanic.

Fenton has a well-developed system of parks. Among these are Fenton City Park, which includes trails for walking, running, biking and rollerblading, as well as fields for softball and soccer. Bud Weil Memorial Park, Westside Park and Fabick Nature Preserve offer opportunities for fishing, while downtown, Olde Towne Plaza features a brick walking path and serves as a trailhead for the Green Rivers Greenway. The city also is a hotbed of youth soccer, with Fenton's Worldwide Technology Soccer Park hosting both professional and semi-professional matches.

Education Near Fenton

Located in nearby St. Louis, Washington University was ranked the 15th best national university by U.S. News & World Report in 2016. Other U.S. News-ranked schools in St. Louis include St. Louis University, rated 96th among national universities, and Webster University, rated the 26th best regional university in the Midwest. Other schools in the area include Maryville University of St. Louis, Fontbonne University, the St. Louis campus of the University of Missouri and Harris-Stowe State University, along with 2-year school Jefferson College.

Economy of Fenton

Among the prominent industries located in Fenton are Maritz, Inc., Fabick CAT, Unigroup, Inc., Kohl's Department Stores, Roadway Express Inc., Jackson Products Inc. and Riley-Spence & Associates Inc. In addition, Christian author and speaker Joyce Meyer's ministry is headquartered in the city.

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