The St. Louis area consists of St. Louis County, City of St. Louis, St. Charles County and Jefferson County.
If you’re looking to live near a major metropolitan area, but want to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life, St. Louis County is for you. Separate from the city, St. Louis County has a population of 998,954, according to the 2010 Census, making it the largest county in Missouri. The county shares its eastern border with the city and is typically divided into four sections: Mid, North, West and South. In 2008, it also had the highest per capita income in Missouri at $54,343. St. Louis County has an abundance of opportunities for both work and play.
There’s a reason they put the Gateway to the West Arch in St. Louis. With first class restaurants, entertainment and industry, St. Louis offers a taste of the big city lifestyle without the overcrowding (the population inside the city limits is just 319,294). The city is home to eight Fortune 500 companies, including Anheuser-Busch, championship sports teams, art and family museums, beautiful parks and a highly-rated FREE zoo!
Home to nationally renowned wineries and 360,485 residents, St. Charles County is the third most populated county in Missouri. St. Charles County surrounds St. Louis County to the north and west. The Historic Wine Country attracts thousands of visitors every year for wine tasting, entertainment and unique shopping.
Jefferson County is located just south of St. Louis County, making up the southern suburbs of St. Louis. With a population of 218,733 people, Jefferson County is the sixth most-populated county in Missouri. It offers a variety of historical sites and state parks to discover.