Facts & Demographics

Ellisville Facts

  • Ellisville was incorporated in 1932. It remained a village until 1957 when voters approved a proposition for the village to become a city.
  • In 1993, Ellisville voters approved a Home Rule Charter creating a Council-Manager form of government.
  • Ellisville has been awarded the National Arbor Day Foundation's designation of "Tree City USA" for 42 consecutive years.
  • The city has parkland totaling 208.65 acres, which means there is approximately 1 acre of parkland for nearly every 48 residents. The park system is comprised of 11 developed parks which weave through residential neighborhoods and business developments and are connected by multi-use trails.
  • The City of Ellisville includes single-family homes, townhouses, apartments, duplexes, and condominiums. Lots vary from 1/2 to 3 acres in size.
  • With more than 640 businesses, the City of Ellisville combines a well-balanced mix of residential and commercial development.
  • AAA-rated Rockwood School District, one of the lowest crime rates in St. Louis County, and numerous facilities are just a few features our community offers.
  • Today, Ellisville provides comprehensive police, parks, planning, public works, and management services to over 10,000 residents. Ellisville is a suburban community; 1 of over 90 municipalities located in St. Louis County, Missouri.
  • Ellisville's business core is primarily service based, containing very little industry. Of the service-based businesses, a large component is retail. Despite having only 2 large-scale grocery stores, Ellisville has 5 automobile dealerships within the city limits. In addition, the retail sector is comprised of restaurants, service stations, electronics stores, and several shopping centers with big box anchors. The bulk of the remaining businesses are professional offices of attorneys, dentists, real estate offices, brokers, bankers, manufacturers' representatives, and more. The city is also the home of 1 large corporate facility: Cooper Bussmann Industries.
  • Because of the suburban nature of Ellisville, most residents commute to work outside the city limits. Public transportation for Ellisville is available and provided by Bi-State Development Agency of the Bi-State Metropolitan Development District. However, this service is not funded by the city.
  • The city is characterized by older subdivisions located somewhat centrally, while newer subdivisions have been platted and built near the city's outer boundaries. As a result, recreational needs, capital improvement and infrastructure needs, and issues relative to municipal taxation are all very different.

Community Demographics


The city's official population of record, as derived from the 2020 census, is listed as 9,985. The City has several multi-family residential developments under construction in 2023, including a 227-unit luxury apartment community along Manchester Road.

The median age of Ellisville residents is approximately 44.6 years as listed in the 2020 US Census. The largest demographic group is comprised of individuals under 19 years of age (24.7% of the total), while the second largest group is comprised of individuals 35-54 years of age (24% of the total). Those citizens aged 65 to 84 are the next largest group, constituting approximately 18.3% of the Ellisville population, while those 20 to 34 years of age are the city's fourth largest group at 15% of the city's population. Individuals aged 55 to 64 make up 13.5% of the population and those aged 85 and over make up the final 4.5% of the population.


Ellisville is not currently very ethnically diverse, but our community welcomes greater diversity. As reported by the 2020 U.S. Census Bureau, the city is predominately made up of Caucasian residents at almost 87.5% (improved from 95% in 2000), while the remaining 12.5% of the population are Asian, African-American, Hispanic, or other races (including those that identify with 2 or more races).

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