Facts and Trends Reflecting the St. Louis Region

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Metropolitan Mirror: Facts and Trends Reflecting the Metropolitan Region is a data series featuring information compiled and/or interpreted by PPRC researchers. The Data and Trends section offers an in-depth exploration of issues that directly affect the St. Louis region. The data analysis is presented through graphs, maps, images and reports.

The data is organized by subject matter:

Data and Trends

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Census

 

The Re-Emergence of Concentrated Poverty in the St. Louis, MO-IL Metropolitan Area
These maps provide a look at the re-emergence of concentrated poverty for the St. Louis, MO-IL Metropolitan Area »View

Forms of Diverging Demographics
An examination of 2010 Census data for the St. Louis metropolitan area comparing age by sex and race reveals a number of forms of diverging demographics among these groups across space and time. View Report

Census 2010 Response Rates - St. Louis MSA Plus, a census primer. view

Household Composition in St. Louis
The 2010 Census recorded 98 percent of the metropolitan St. Louis population living in 1,119,020 households. This report gives a breakdown of the various household compositions. View report

Population Distribution by Race and Ethnicity in the St. Louis Metropolitan Area View report


Education

Changes in Educational Attainment for the St. Louis Region: 2009 to 2012
The St. Louis Region, as a whole, has increased in every measure of educational attainment from 2009 to 2012. »More

Education and Race: Their Implications on the St. Louis MSA Employment Rates
The state of educational attainment in the St. Louis Metropolitan Statistical Area is an indictor for assessing  the area’s social and economic development »More

A Regional Perspective on Education: Academic Performance Data for St. Louis Area Students in 2009 (posted November 2010)
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View Academic Performance Tables

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Foreclosure

Foreclosures Reach All-Time High in St. Louis County (posted Sept. 2010)View Report

Foreclosure Starts in St. Louis County, 2006-2010 (Posted September, 2010) View Report

Foreclosure Completions in St. Louis County, 2006-2010 (Posted September, 2010) View Report

Foreclosures and Local Neighborhoods: Context Matters (Posted May 2010) Read Report


Location of Foreclosures in St. Louis County and St. Louis City in 2003 (Posted February 2010) View

Density of Foreclosures in St. Louis County and St. Louis City in 2003 (Posted January 2010) View

Monthly Count of Foreclosures, January 2000 through June 2009 (Posted December 2009) View

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Jobs

Manufacturing in the St. Louis Metropolitan Statistical Area from 2007 to 2011
Manufacturing is still a significant contributor to the St. Louis MSA’s economy  and an important source of employment in the region. »More

Employment by Occupation and Industry in Greater St. Louis: 2007-2011
This employment data for the Greater St. Louis area was analyzed by region, county and zip code for the years 2007 - 2011. »More

The Green Economy: Sizing the Clean Economy in the St. Louis-Il Metro Area (a report produced for the Brookings-Battelle Clean Economy Database) View

The Overlooked Billion: Nonemployers (posted September 29, 2010) View Report

Housing

Achieving More Opportunity through Public Investment in Affordable Housing (Posted February 2016)
A prelude to understanding how recent policy changes by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) could impact public investments in affordable is to understand our region’s current pattern of public investments.»More
Where St. Louis Ranks: Rental Housing Conditions, 2009 and 2011
(posted August 2013) 
The Location of Affordable Housing in St. Louis
(Posted March 2011) Read Report

Population

Separate and Unequal: The Neighborhood Gap for Blacks, Hispanics and Asians in Metropolitan America, by John Logan, Brown University
This report ranks St. Louis, along with 49 other metro areas, and looks at each region's Black, Hispanic and Asian population's exposure to poverty as compared to the white populations in the same region.

Percentage of People of Color in the St. Louis MSA, 1970-2010

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Population Change in St. Louis City and St. Louis County (Posted January 2011) Download

Regional Economy

Manufacturing in the St. Louis Metropolitan Statistical Area from 2007 to 2011
Manufacturing is still a significant contributor to the St. Louis MSA’s economy  and an important source of employment in the region. »More

Growth of the Metropolitan St. Louis Economy in Comparative Perspective, 2001-2010
The metropolitan St. Louis economy grew 30.8 percent during the nine-year period 2001 to 2010.  As shown in Table 1 annual growth was strongest at the beginning of the period at 5 percent, declined to 2.2 percent four years later and ended at 2.7 percent.  The impact of the Great Recession from December 2007 to June 2009 was a contraction of the metropolitan economy by 2.2 percent. »More

The Re-Emergence of Concentrated Poverty in the St. Louis, MO-IL Metropolitan Area
An analysis of data on neighborhood poverty from the 2005–09 American Community Surveys and Census 2000 reveals that after declining in the 1990s, the population in extreme-poverty neighborhoods—where at least 40 percent of individuals live below the poverty line—rose by one-third from 2000 to 2005–09.  These maps provide a look at the re-emergence of concentrated poverty for the St. Louis, MO-IL Metropolitan Area »View

Next Economy: Missouri State Profile, from the Brookings Institution Analysis of American Communities Survey.

Tracking Economic Recovery in the St. Louis, MO-IL Metropolitan Area View Report

The State of Metropolitan America: St. Louis Metro Area - a summary of a report by the Brookings Institution (Posted September 24, 2010)