St. Charles, Missouri Education and City Information

St. Charles, Missouri, is the oldest city on the Missouri River and once was the capital of the state. The city is home to one nonprofit postsecondary school, Lindenwood University.

Information about St. Charles, Missouri

The U.S. Census Bureau estimated St. Charles' population at 68,000 in 2014. The median household income of St. Charles residents for the years 2010-2014 was $56,622, which was significantly higher than the statewide median of $47,764.

St. Charles is the nation's third oldest city west of the Mississippi River and served as the meeting point for Captain Meriwether Lewis and the Corps of Discovery in 1804, marking the start of their expedition to the Pacific coast. To mark this historical event, each year, the city celebrates Lewis & Clark Heritage Days. Other annual events in St. Charles include the Festival of Ice, Oktoberfest, and the Festival of the Little Hills. The city also is home to minor league sports teams - the River City Raiders (indoor football) and the St. Louis Ambush (indoor soccer).

St. Charles Educational Opportunities

A private nonprofit school, St. Charles' Lindenwood University offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees, along with post-baccalaureate and post-master's certificates, in the areas of business and entrepreneurship, education, fine and performing arts, human services and sport, recreation and exercise sciences, among others. In Fall 2014, the school had a total enrollment of more than 12,000 students, around 8,500 of whom were undergraduates.

Industry and Commerce in St. Charles

The St. Charles County Economic Development Center estimates there are 10,000 businesses and other employers in the county. This includes companies like the Boeing Company, Ameristar Casino, Client Services and AT&T Missouri in St. Charles itself. Other top employers include SunEdison, Inc., FedEx Freight and Coca Cola Enterprises.

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