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 31 consecutive years.
The city has parkland totaling 230.87 acres, which means there is approximately 1 acre of parkland for nearly every 40 residents. The park system is comprised of 11 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 574 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 9,000 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.
Demographics info for Ellisville
As of the 2010 Census
As of the census of 2010, there were 9,169 people, 3,669 households, and 2,469 families living in the city. The population density was 2,080.4 inhabitants per square mile (803.2/km2). There were 3,802 housing units at an average density of 866.1 per square mile (334.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 91.7% White, 1.9% African American, 0.1% Native American, 4.3% Asian, 0.6% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.4% of the population.
There were 3,621 households, of which 31.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.6% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.0% were non-families. 27.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 16.2% 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 3.04.
The median age in the city was 44.7 years. 23.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21% were from 25 to 44; 29.7% were from 45 to 64; and 19.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.7% male and 53.3% female.