Maryland Heights is a middle-class, second-ring west-central suburb of St. Louis, located in St. Louis County, Missouri, United States. The population was 27,472 at the 2010 census. The city was incorporated in 1985. Edwin L. Dirck was appointed the city’s first mayor by then County Executive Gene McNary. Mark M. Levin served as City Administrator from August 1985 to 2015.
Maryland Heights is located at 38°43′10″N 90°26′51″W / 38.719551°N 90.447467°W / 38.719551; -90.447467 (38.719551, −90.447467). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 23.35 square miles (60.48 km), of which 21.83 square miles (56.54 km) is land and 1.52 square miles (3.94 km) is water.
As of the census of 2010, there were 27,472 people, 12,180 households, and 6,766 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,258.5 inhabitants per square mile (485.9/km). There were 13,092 housing units at an average density of 599.7 per square mile (231.5/km). The racial makeup of the city was 63.2% White, 21.9% African American, 0.2% Native American, 9.8% Asian, 2.3% from other races, and 2.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.5% of the population.
There were 12,180 households of which 27.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.9% were married couples living together, 11.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 44.4% were non-families. 35.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.21 and the average family size was 2.90.
The median age in the city was 35 years. 20.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 10.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 32% were from 25 to 44; 24.8% were from 45 to 64; and 12.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.7% male and 51.3% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 25,756 people, 11,302 households, and 6,419 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,204.4 people per square mile (464.9/km). There were 11,846 housing units at an average density of 553.9 per square mile (213.8/km). The racial makeup of the city was 85.35% White, 5.58% African American, 0.20% Native American, 7.11% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.71% from other races, and 1.02% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.33% of the population.
There were 11,302 households out of which 25.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.2% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.2% were non-families. 33.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.94.
In the city, the population was spread out with 21.5% under the age of 18, 9.8% from 18 to 24, 37.2% from 25 to 44, 22.0% from 45 to 64, and 9.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.1 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $48,689, and the median income for a family was $58,487. Males had a median income of $40,700 versus $30,613 for females. The per capita income for the city was $24,918. About 3.8% of families and 5.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.6% of those under age 18 and 8.2% of those age 65 or over.