Wentzville Real Estate Information
Wentzville is a medium sized community found in the central eastern portion of the Show Me state of Missouri. Wentzville has a population of approximately twenty eight thousand eight hundred residents, at least according to census bureau statistics released in the year two thousand nine. Wentzville, like many other communities in the Saint Louis Metropolitan Area, has grown substantially since the last census was taken, a consequence of the rapid suburbanization and expansion of the area. Wentzville covers a total area of fourteen and two fifths square miles, although there are no significantly large bodies of water within the city limits. The number of residents of Wentzville properties has more than doubled since two thousand, when the reported population statistics revealed a total of just under fourteen thousand persons.
The area which is now considered Wentzville, along with the rest of the Saint Louis Metropolitan Area, was originally the territory of the Dakota tribe of Native Americans, although their influence waned rapidly following the arrival of significant numbers of European Americans. Wentzville was settled by Americans a few decades later than many other eastern Missouri cities, as a depot along the Northern Missouri Railroad. Wentzville takes its name from an engineer by the name of Erasmus Livingston Wentz, who worked for the railroad. Wentzville had a minor role in the American Civil War, and bills itself as the “Crossroads of the Nation.” Part of the increased popularity of Wentzville real estate can be attributed to the local intersection of Interstate 70/United States Highway 40 and United States Highway 61.
Wentzville is somewhat more diverse in terms of socioeconomics and race than the rest of the Show Me State, as explained by a slightly lower than average per capita income. The educational needs of Wentzville are met by a number of public and private institutions, including the facilities of the Wentzville School District and Saint Patrick School, a Catholic grade school. Wentzville is currently governed by a city manager, Andy McGown, a mayor, Paul Lambi, and six alderman. Wentzville is home to one of the members of the professional Midwest Hockey League, the Saint Louis Chill, who play at the Lindenwood Ice Arena.
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