Downtown by the Numbers

The Center of the Metropolitan Statistical Area

  • Downtown St. Louis is the geographic and economic center of the St. Louis region
  • 18th largest metro area in the United States (population 2.8 Million)
  • Investment Downtown since 2000: Over $5 Billion
  • Daily population of 133,000+ with workers, residents, and visitors.  Largest office population in the region with 90,000 employees
  • Recent developments: Ballpark Village, Mercantile Exchange, Peabody Opera House, St. Louis Public Library redevelopment
  • In-development: Arcade Building, CityArchRiver, Union Station, 700 Market Building


  • 11 Million square feet of Class A and B office space. Largest inventory of contiguous Class A space in the region, plus new creative spaces in mixed-use renovations of historic buildings
  • World, national or regional headquarters for Fortune 1000 companies: Ameren, Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield, AT&T, Bank of America, Fleishman Hillard, HOK, Ralcorp, Purina, Peabody Energy, Stifel, U.S. Bank and Wells Fargo Advisors

Retail & Entertainment

  • 150+ new shops, restaurants and services (400,000 square feet) opened since 2003
  • Home to the Gateway Arch, Ballpark Village, Busch Stadium, City Museum, Edward Jones Dome, Scottrade Center, Union Station, Citygarden and other attractions


  • $1.5 Billion spent and 67 new residential properties
  • 8,000 residents in the Downtown Core
  • 17,000 residents in Greater Downtown
  • Continuing to maintain above 90% residential occupancy