Velda Village Hills is a village in northeastern St. Louis County, Missouri, United States. The population was 1,055 at the 2010 census.
Velda Village Hills is located at 38°41′32″N 90°17′13″W / 38.69222°N 90.28694°W / 38.69222; -90.28694 (38.692351, -90.286987).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.12 square miles (0.31 km), all land.
Velda Village Hills is the most densely populated community in Missouri, with a density of nearly 9,000 people per square mile.
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,055 people, 427 households, and 295 families residing in the village. The population density was 8,791.7 inhabitants per square mile (3,394.5/km). There were 465 housing units at an average density of 3,875.0 per square mile (1,496.1/km). The racial makeup of the village was 0.9% White, 98.5% African American, and 0.7% from two or more races.
There were 427 households of which 29.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 25.8% were married couples living together, 35.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 8.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 30.9% were non-families. 26.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.97.
The median age in the village was 44.2 years. 21.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.7% were from 25 to 44; 28.8% were from 45 to 64; and 20% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 42.4% male and 57.6% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,090 people, 428 households, and 314 families residing in the village. The population density was 9,235.6 people per square mile (3,507.1/km²). There were 451 housing units at an average density of 3,821.3 per square mile (1,451.1/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 1.38% White, 98.35% African American, 0.18% Pacific Islander, and 0.09% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.37% of the population.
There were 428 households out of which 23.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.0% were married couples living together, 31.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.6% were non-families. 23.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 2.99.
In the village, the population was spread out with 23.9% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 23.0% from 25 to 44, 30.9% from 45 to 64, and 14.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females, there were 79.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 77.1 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $38,173, and the median income for a family was $40,357. Males had a median income of $30,074 versus $23,355 for females. The per capita income for the village was $18,649. About 8.6% of families and 8.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.9% of those under age 18 and 11.9% of those age 65 or over.