STL Rising doesn't write alot about the St. Louis suburbs, but something arrived in my in-box today that is pretty impressive.
A postcard advertising a shopping center for sale along Manchester Road included demographic information. People love comparing St. Louis to other regions, and these numbers make St. Louis look pretty good.
The stats below refer to population and income information for a radius centered on Manchester Road between Clarkson and 141. (According to the flier, the source of the following is the US Census.)
1 mile radius
Population - 9,114
Households - 3,374
Average household income - $76,871
3 mile radius
Population - 76,242
Households - 26,870
Average household income - $101,462
5 mile radius
Population - 150,397
Households - 55,013
Average household income - $109,612
With the low cost of living in the St. Louis metro, a lot of people are living a good lifestyle.