St. Charles, Missouri
St. Charles Business Signs
St. Charles is a city located in the mid-eastern region of the present-day U.S. state of Missouri. . Prior to meddling by those of European descent, this area had been inhabited for thousands of years. In fact, this area was a hub for Mississippian Culture and there was a major city, now known as the Cahokia Mounds, in the region, which was active from 900 AD to 1500 AD. Following the Mississippian Culture, other Native cultures made the area their home, such as the Siouan-speaking Osage and the Illiniwek peoples. As for St. Charles, Missouri specifically, however, it was first settled by Louis Blanchette, a French-Canadian fur trader. Blanchette settled the city in 1769 and called it ‘Les Petites Cotes’ or ‘The Little Hills.’ St. Charles is the third oldest city in the entire state of Missouri. St. Charles, Missouri is named after the first church built in the village in 1791, which was dedicated to the Italian saint Charles Borromeo.
Today, according to a 2016 estimate by the U.S. Census Bureau, the city of St. Charles, Missouri has a total population of 69,293 people. This makes it the ninth most populous city in the entire state of Missouri. Additionally, the city of St. Charles, Missouri is also considered part of the St. Louis metropolitan area. According to a later estimate by the U.S. Census Bureau in 2018, the St. Louis metropolitan area has a total population of 2,807,338 people. This makes it the second most populous metropolitan area in the state of Missouri and the 20th most populous metropolitan area in the entire United States of America.
St. Charles, Missouri’s 2015 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report claims the largest employer in and around the city is Ameristar Casinos, who are responsible for 1,620 local jobs. Coming in at second is St. Charles County, which employs 1,500 St. Charles, Missouri locals. SSM St. Joseph Health Center employs 1,352, while the aerospace manufacturer Boeing employs 1,170 locals.
St. Charles, Missouri isn’t all about its economy, of course. Elsewhere in the city is the home of the First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site. The First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site is considered a Missouri State Historic Site and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This building served as the state of Missouri’s state capitol from 1821 to 1826. Interestingly, its architect is unknown.
As for professional sporting franchises, St. Charles, Missouri is chock full of them. Sadly, due to a variety of reasons, only four professional sporting franchises of note are left in St. Charles, Missouri. Champions Indoor Football League’s River City Raiders play their home games in Family Arena. They have no championships of note. MISL/PASL’s Indoor Soccer’s St. Louis Ambush also play their home matches in Family Arena. The Ambush also have no championships to their name. MPBA’s Basketball’s St. Louis RiverSharks and Gateway Steam also play their home games in Family Arena. Neither the RiverSharks nor the Steam have earned any championships so far in their histories.
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