Bellefontaine Neighbors, Missouri

Bellefontaine (pronounced BELL-fount-in) Neighbors is an inner-ring suburb city in St. Louis County, Missouri, United States. The population was 10,860 at the 2010 census.[7] At 22 letters, it has the longest name of any incorporated place in the United States.[8]

Bellefontaine Neighbors, Missouri
Bellefontaine Road in Bellefontaine Neighbors, Missouri, February 2017
Bellefontaine Road in Bellefontaine Neighbors, Missouri, February 2017
Location of Bellefontaine Neighbors, Missouri
Location of Bellefontaine Neighbors, Missouri
Coordinates: 38°44′54″N 90°13′41″W / 38.74833°N 90.22806°WCoordinates: 38°44′54″N 90°13′41″W / 38.74833°N 90.22806°W
CountryUnited States United States
State Missouri
CountySt. Louis
IncorporatedJune 19, 1950[1]
 • Total4.41 sq mi (11.42 km2)
 • Land4.41 sq mi (11.42 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
459 ft (140 m)
 • Total10,860
 • Estimate 
 • Density2,411.07/sq mi (930.93/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code29-04222[5]
GNIS feature ID0755748[6]


Bellefontaine Neighbors is a second-ring northern suburb of St. Louis. Bellefontaine Neighbors is located at 38°44′54″N 90°13′41″W / 38.74833°N 90.22806°W (38.748217, -90.227917).[9]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.32 square miles (11.19 km2), all land.[10]


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 201710,628[4]−2.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

2013 American Community Survey

As of the 2013 American Community Survey, the racial makeup of the city was:
73.1% Black or African American
24.3% White
0.1% Asian
0.1% Some other race
2.4% Two or more races
1.1% Hispanic or Latino (of any race)

2010 census

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 10,860 people, 4,311 households, and 2,784 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,513.9 inhabitants per square mile (970.6/km2). There were 4,645 housing units at an average density of 1,075.2 per square mile (415.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 25.7% White, 72.7% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.5% of the population.

There were 4,311 households of which 33.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 32.0% were married couples living together, 27.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 35.4% were non-families. 31.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.98.

The median age in the city was 40.5 years. 23% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.8% were from 25 to 44; 29.5% were from 45 to 64; and 13.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.1% male and 53.9% female.

2000 census

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 11,271 people, 4,388 households, and 2,966 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,573.2 people per square mile (993.6/km²). There were 4,550 housing units at an average density of 1,038.8 per square mile (401.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 53.73% White, 44.41% African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.31% from other races, and 1.07% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.67% of the population.

There were 4,388 households out of which 32.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.8% were married couples living together, 20.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.4% were non-families. 29.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the city, the population was spread out with 24.1% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 29.8% from 25 to 44, 20.2% from 45 to 64, and 17.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 88.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $40,007, and the median income for a family was $44,314. Males had a median income of $34,909 versus $26,202 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,911. About 5.4% of families and 6.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.3% of those under age 18 and 4.7% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people


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  2. ^ "2017 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jan 10, 2019.
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  5. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  7. ^ "Race, Hispanic or Latino, Age, and Housing Occupancy: 2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File (QT-PL), Bellefontaine Neighbors city, Missouri". U.S. Census Bureau, American FactFinder 2. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved October 18, 2011.
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  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  10. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-24. Retrieved 2012-07-08.
Geography of St. Louis

St. Louis is located at 38°38′53″N 90°12′44″W.The city is built primarily on bluffs and terraces that rise 100–200 feet (30–61 m) above the western banks of the Mississippi River, just south of the Missouri-Mississippi confluence. Much of the area is a fertile and gently rolling prairie that features low hills and broad, shallow valleys. Both the Mississippi River and the Missouri River have cut large valleys with wide flood plains.

Limestone and dolomite of the Mississippian epoch underlies the area and much of the city is a karst area, with numerous sinkholes and caves, although most of the caves have been sealed shut; many springs are visible along the riverfront. Significant deposits of coal, brick clay, and millerite ore were once mined in the city, and the predominant surface rock, the St. Louis Limestone, is used as dimension stone and rubble for construction.

The St. Louis Geologic fault is exposed along the bluffs and was the source of several historic minor earthquakes; it is part of the St. Louis Anticline which has some petroleum and natural gas deposits outside of the city. St. Louis is also just north of the New Madrid Seismic Zone which in 1811–12 produced a series of earthquakes that are the largest known in the contiguous United States. Seismologists estimate 90% probability of a magnitude 6.0 earthquake by 2040 and 7-10% probability of a magnitude 8.0, such tremors could create significant damage across a large region of the central U.S. including St. Louis.

Near the southern boundary of the City of St. Louis (separating it from St. Louis County) is the River des Peres, virtually the only river or stream within the city limits that is not entirely underground. Most of River des Peres was either channelized or put underground in the 1920s and early 1930s. The lower section of the river was the site of some of the worst flooding of the Great Flood of 1993.

Near the central, western boundary of the city is Forest Park, site of the 1904 World's fair, the Louisiana Purchase Exposition of 1904, and the 1904 Summer Olympics, the first Olympic Games held in North America. At the time, St. Louis was the fourth most populous city in the United States.

The Missouri River forms the northern border of St. Louis County, exclusive of a few areas where the river has changed its course. The Meramec River forms most of its southern border. To the east is the City and the Mississippi River.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 171.3 km² (66.2 mi²). 160.4 km² (61.9 mi²) of it is land and 11.0 km² (4.2 mi² or 6.39%) of it is water.

Harold Dale Meyerkord

Harold Dale Meyerkord (9 October 1937 – 16 March 1965) was a United States Navy officer who received a posthumous Navy Cross for his actions during a battle in which he was killed during the Vietnam War. He was also the namesake of USS Meyerkord (FF-1058).


K270BW (branded as Boost 101.9) is a commercial-free Christian-oriented Rhythmic Top 40 radio station serving the Greater St. Louis, located in Bellefontaine Neighbors, Missouri, operates at 101.9 MHz. It is transmitted with an effective radiated power of 250 W. Its transmitter is located in St. Louis, while the studio is located in Des Peres, Missouri and serves as the translator of sister outlet KLJY, where it can be heard on their HD radio sub channel. The station is also rebroadcast on the primary analog signals of KPVR and KHZR. The station was launched on March 24, 2014, with a unique presentation that is designed to serve young listeners using hit music with positive lyrics and messages.

List of Missouri locations by per capita income

Missouri is the thirtieth richest state in the United States of America, with a per capita income of $19,936 (2000).

List of long place names

This is a list of long place names.

List of special routes of the United States Numbered Highway System

A special route of the United States Numbered Highway System is a route that branches off a U.S. Highway in order to divert traffic from the main highway. Special routes are distinguished from main routes by, in most cases, the addition of an auxiliary plate that describes what type of route it is, while the main highway carries no such sign. In some locations, a single letter is placed after the route number to denote the special route type in lieu of the auxiliary plate. Among members of the roadgeek community, these routes are often called auxiliary or bannered U.S. Highways.

There are four main types of special routes — alternate, business, bypass, and temporary; though other route types exist.

Alternate routes exist where an additional road is needed to meet traffic demands. They are to be of equal character and quality compared to the main road.

Business routes carry traffic through the central business district of a community while the main highway goes around the community.

Bypasses serve the opposite purpose of business routes. Truck routes are a subset of bypasses.

Temporary routes complete a gap between two segments of main highway that exists because the main highway has not been fully constructed.A unique type of route in the U.S. Route system uses directional letter suffixes following the route number. These are known as divided U.S. Routes and are generally not considered to be special routes.

The following U.S. Highway special routes have existed:

Routes are sorted by position along the main route, from south to north and west to east.

Defunct routes are listed in italics.

Neal Russo

Aniello "Neal" Russo (June 12, 1920 – March 6, 1996) was an American sportswriter.

Russo was one of 14 children born to Italian immigrants and grocers Thomasina and Pietro Russo in Farrell, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Farrell High School in 1938, and later from the University of Pittsburgh at the top of his class.During World War II, he served in the 434th Fighter Squadron in Army Air Corps, primarily at RAF Wattisham, with the final rank of Technical Sergeant. He wrote the 479th Fighter Group's newspaper, Kontak, for which future brigadier general and triple ace Robin Olds created cartoons.After the war, Russo moved to St. Louis, Missouri and began a 43-year career at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. He was on the St. Louis Browns beat for their final two seasons in St. Louis in 1952–1953. He succeeded Bob Broeg and preceded Rick Hummel on the St. Louis Cardinals beat from 1959–1978. His unconventional work practices and antics around the offices of the Post-Dispatch, Busch Stadium, and beyond, included weight-loss challenges and stand-up comedy routines.Russo moonlit as an official scorer and as a crossword puzzle writer. On April 6, 1978, he made a controversial call that resulted in Bob Forsch's first no-hitter. The call was much discussed in baseball circles, including in Sports Illustrated.He covered St. Louis Flyers hockey, boxing, and youth sports. In addition to his work with the Post-Dispatch, he contributed to Sports Illustrated and The Sporting News.Russo died of congestive heart failure on March 6, 1996, in St. Louis. He was buried at New Bethlehem Memorial Park Cemetery in Bellefontaine Neighbors, Missouri. He was inducted to the St. Louis Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame posthumously in 2002.

Southern Illinois

Southern Illinois (also known as "Little Egypt") is the southern third of the state of Illinois. The southern part of Illinois has a unique cultural and regional history. Part of downstate Illinois, the Southern Illinois region is bordered by the two most voluminous rivers in the United States: the Mississippi River and its connecting Missouri River to the west, and the Ohio River to the east and south with the Wabash as tributary.

Southern Illinois' most populated city is Belleville at 44,478. Other principal cities include Alton, Centralia, Collinsville, Edwardsville, Effingham, O'Fallon, Harrisburg, Herrin, Mt. Vernon, Marion, and Carbondale, where the main campus of Southern Illinois University is located. Residents may also travel to amenities in St. Louis and Cape Girardeau, Missouri; Memphis, and Nashville, Tennessee; Evansville, Indiana; and Paducah, Kentucky. The region is home to Scott Air Force Base, a major military installation.

The area has a population of 1.2 million people, who live mostly in rural towns and cities separated by extensive farmland and the Shawnee National Forest. The two higher density areas of population are Metro-East (pop. 700,000+), which is the partly industrialized Illinois portion of the St. Louis Metropolitan Area, and the Carbondale-Marion-Herrin, Illinois Combined Statistical Area, centered on Carbondale and Marion, a two-county area that is home to 123,272 residents.

The first European settlers were French colonists in the part of their North American empire called Illinois Country. Later settlers migrated from the Upland South of the United States, traveling by the Ohio River. The region was affiliated with the southern agricultural economy, based on enslaved African Americans as workers on major plantations, and rural culture. Some settlers owned slaves before the territory was organized and slavery was prohibited. Many areas developed an economy based on coal mining. Except for the counties in the St. Louis MSA, much of Southern Illinois is still culturally affiliated with the Mid-South: Western Kentucky, Southwestern Indiana, West Tennessee, and the Missouri Bootheel. The people speak with similar accents throughout this area. Southern Illinois, the earliest settled and once the wealthiest part of Illinois, is known for its rich history and the abundance of antebellum architecture remaining in its small towns and cities.

Tommie Pierson Jr.

Tommie L. Pierson Jr. (born 1973) is a pastor and Democratic member of the Missouri House of Representatives. He represents the 66th district, which covers parts of St. Louis County and the city of St. Louis.

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