ST. LOUIS – St. Louis City lost more than 5.5% of its population in the last decade, 2020 U.S. Census data shows. Fifty-five of the city’s 79 neighborhoods saw losses.
The neighborhoods seeing the largest population drops percentage-wise are: North Riverfront (-83.56%), Fairgrounds (-35.47%), College Hill (-33.56%), Walnut Park East (-33.24%), and Mark Twain I-70 Industrial (-30.35%).
The biggest population increases percentage-wise are: Kosciusko (271.43%), Cheltenham (103.23%), Downtown (46.25%), Downtown West (29.82%), and Midtown (21.41%).
The city’s Planning & Urban Design Agency was responsible for sorting and compiling the data.
There are also fewer vacant housing units in the city compared to a decade ago. More than 28,600 homes were found to be vacant in 2020, a 15.72% reduction from 2010. Three neighborhoods had more than 1,000 vacanies in 2020: Dutchtown (1,529), Central West End (1,311), and the Greater Ville (1,123).
You can view a map of the city showing changes in neighborhood populations. Below that, you can look at the city data, courtesy of the Planning & Urban Design Agency.