Hazelwood, Missouri Education and City Information

About Hazelwood, Missouri

Hazelwood, Missouri, is located approximately 18 miles northwest of St. Louis. The city had 25,666 residents, as of 2014 U.S. census estimates. Based on estimates from 2010, nearly 64% of Hazelwood's residents are white, 30.5% are black and 3% are Hispanic.

Summers are mild in this area. In July, the warmest month, the average high temperature is around 89 degrees. The average low temperature in January, the coldest month, is around 21.8 degrees. On average, Hazelwood receives approximately 37 inches of rain per year.

Residents have easy access to nearly 20 parks, a go-cart track and indoor ice arena and plentiful shopping options. A community center and movie theater are also available. The short distance from St. Louis means that residents can find numerous cultural opportunities, restaurants and events nearby.


While Hazelwood doesn't have any postsecondary institutions in its city limits, about 25 schools are available within 20 miles of the city. The closest schools to Hazelwood include Saint Louis Christian College, University of Missouri in St. Louis and Lindenwood University, all of which are about 7 miles from the city.

Washington University in St. Louis can be found nearby. It was ranked 15th among national universities in 2016, according to U.S. News & World Report. Several seminaries and theological institutes are available in the area, including Concordia Seminary and Aquinas Institute of Theology. Residents can also find a few community colleges in a 20-mile radius as well as a nursing school and pharmacy college.

Economy and Employers

Hazelwood's largest industries include manufacturing, retail, and administrative and support and waste management and remediation services. Each of these industries employ more than 3,000 people, according to Census data from 2012.

Employers in Hazelwood include Bigfoot 4x4, FlightSafety International, Household Essentials and Mallinckrodt. Outside of Hazelwood, there are many large organizations that employ thousands of people in the St. Louis metropolitan area. Just some of the employers include Thomson Reuters, SLUCare, and Edward Jones.

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