Florissant, Missouri

According to Topbbacolleges, Florissant, Missouri is an historic city located in the northern part of St. Louis County, just north of the City of St. Louis. The city lies along the Missouri River and is known for its beautiful parks, historic sites, and vibrant culture.

Florissant was first settled by French colonists in 1785 and was one of the first areas to be designated as a National Historic District due to its preserved 19th century architecture. The city’s name comes from the Latin phrase “florissant” which means “blooming” or “flowering”, referring to its lush green landscape. Today, Florissant boasts more than 20 parks and recreational areas that are perfect for picnics, fishing trips, nature walks, and other outdoor activities.

The historic downtown area is full of unique shops, restaurants, and small businesses like antique stores and art galleries that showcase local artisanship. There are also several museums in Florissant that provide insight into the city’s history including the James J Eagan Center which houses a variety of historical artifacts from around the world as well as interactive exhibits about life in early Florissant.

The city also has many annual festivals throughout the year such as Jazz on the Square which features live jazz music performances from local artists as well as food vendors and craft vendors who display their wares in downtown Florissant each summer. The annual Heritage Festival celebrates Florissant’s rich history with a parade complete with marching bands and floats followed by a street fair showcasing local businesses and musical performances from popular artists like Journey or Earth Wind & Fire.

In addition to its cultural attractions, Florissant is home to several educational institutions including McCluer High School which is one of only two high schools in St Louis County accredited by both the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA-CASI) and AdvancED (formerly SACS). The Hazelwood School District serves students in grades K-12 throughout Florissant with six elementary schools, three middle schools, two high schools, an alternative school center for students aged 16-21 years old who have not completed high school graduation requirements yet still wish to pursue further education opportunities beyond high school level courses or college equivalency degrees such as GEDs or HiSETs

According to Whicheverhealth, Florissant is a great place to live with something for everyone; whether you enjoy exploring its rich history or taking part in outdoor activities like camping at nearby Horseshoe Lake Park or fishing at Coldwater Creek Park there are plenty of attractions that make this small town an ideal place to call home.

Florissant, Missouri

Population: 50,497. Estimated population in July 2020: 51,812 (+2.6% change)
Males: 23,843 (47.2%), Females: 26,654 (52.8%)

St. Louis County

Zip codes: 63031, 63033, 63034.

Median resident age: 37.1 years
Median household income: $44,462
Median house value: $75,300

Races in Florissant:

  • White Non-Hispanic (84.8%)
  • Black (11.5%)
  • Hispanic (1.5%)
  • Two or more races (1.5%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)
  • Other race (0.5%)

Ancestries: German (34.0%), Irish (20.2%), English (9.0%), Italian (7.1%), United States (5.6%), French (5.1%).

Elevation: 578 feet

Land area: 11.4 square miles


For population 25 years and over in Florissant

  • High school or higher: 85.9%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 17.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.9%
  • Unemployed: 4.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 24.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Florissant city

  • Never married: 24.6%
  • Now married: 53.5%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 9.3%
  • Divorced: 11.2%

1.3% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -3,439 (-6.4%).


Hospital/medical center in Florissant:


Other hospitals/medical centers near Florissant:



Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Florissant:

  • LAMBERT-ST LOUIS INTL (about 5 miles; ST LOUIS, MO; Abbreviation: STL)
  • ST LOUIS REGIONAL (about 22 miles; ALTON/ST LOUIS, IL; Abbreviation: ALN)
  • SPIRIT OF ST LOUIS (about 25 miles; ST LOUIS, MO; Abbreviation: SUS)

Other public-use airports nearest to Florissant:

  • ST CHARLES COUNTY SMARTT (about 11 miles; ST CHARLES, MO; Abbreviation: SET)
  • ST CHARLES (about 13 miles; ST CHARLES, MO; Abbreviation: 3SQ)
  • CREVE COEUR (about 14 miles; ST LOUIS, MO; Abbreviation: 1H0)

Amtrak stations near Florissant:

  • 15 miles: ST. LOUIS (550 S. 16TH ST.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand.
  • 16 miles: ALTON (3400 COLLEGE AVE.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.
  • 16 miles: KIRKWOOD (110 W. ARGONNE RD.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Florissant:

  • SAINT LOUIS CHRISTIAN COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 147; Location: 1360 GRANDVIEW DR; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.slcc4ministry.edu)
  • NORTH COUNTY TECHNICAL SPECIAL SCHOOL DISTRICT (Full-time enrollment: 37; Location: 1700 DERHAKE RD; Public)
  • MISSOURI SCHOOL OF BARBERING & HRSTLG-ST LOUIS (Full-time enrollment: 20; Location: 1125 N HWY 67; Private, for-profit)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Florissant:

  • SAINT LOUIS COMMUNITY COLLEGE-FLORISSANT VALLEY (about 4 miles; ST LOUIS, MO; Full-time enrollment: 3,749)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-ST LOUIS (about 7 miles; ST LOUIS, MO; Full-time enrollment: 9,715)
  • WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY (about 10 miles; ST LOUIS, MO; Full-time enrollment: 10,939)
  • LINDENWOOD UNIVERSITY (about 13 miles; ST CHARLES, MO; Full-time enrollment: 5,116)
  • LEWIS AND CLARK COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 13 miles; GODFREY, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,451)
  • SAINT LOUIS COMMUNITY COLLEGE-FOREST PARK (about 13 miles; ST LOUIS, MO; Full-time enrollment: 3,441)
  • MARYVILLE UNIVERSITY OF SAINT LOUIS (about 13 miles; ST LOUIS, MO; Full-time enrollment: 2,094)


Public high schools in Florissant:

  • HAZELWOOD CENTRAL HIGH (Students: 2,549; Location: 15875 NEW HALLS FERRY RD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • MCCLUER HIGH (Students: 1,598; Location: 1896 S FLORISSANT RD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • MCCLUER NORTH HIGH (Students: 1,472; Location: 705 WATERFORD DR; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • NORTHVIEW (Students: 163; Location: 1520 DERHAKE RD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • NORTH COUNTY TECHNICAL (Location: 1700 DERHAKE; Grades: 09 – 12)

Private high schools in Florissant:

  • ST THOMAS AQUINAS MERCY H S (Students: 420; Location: 845 DUNN ROAD; Grades: 9 – 12)
  • FAITH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 96; Location: 2300 PARKER ROAD; Grades: KG – 12)

Biggest public primary/middle schools in Florissant:

  • EARLY EDUCATION CTR. (Students: 1,254; Location: 1005 WATERFORD DR; Grades: PK – PK)
  • HAZELWOOD MIDDLE (Students: 1,121; Location: 1605 SHACKLEFORD RD; Grades: 07 – 08)
  • CROSS KEYS MIDDLE (Students: 885; Location: 14205 COUGAR DR; Grades: 07 – 08)
  • WEDGWOOD ELEM. (Students: 612; Location: 14275 NEW HALLS FERRY RD; Grades: KG – 06)
  • JAMESTOWN ELEM. (Students: 599; Location: 13750 OLD JAMESTOWN RD; Grades: KG – 06)
  • JANA ELEM. (Students: 566; Location: 405 JANA DR; Grades: KG – 06)
  • TOWNSEND ELEM. (Students: 538; Location: 6645 PARKER RD; Grades: KG – 05)
  • BARRINGTON ELEM. (Students: 527; Location: 15600 OLD HALLS FERRY RD; Grades: KG – 06)
  • COLD WATER ELEM. (Students: 501; Location: 1105 WIETHAUPT RD; Grades: KG – 06)
  • LUSHER ELEM. (Students: 474; Location: 2015 MULLANPHY RD; Grades: KG – 06)

Biggest private primary/middle schools in Florissant:

  • ST NORBERT SCHOOL (Students: 460; Location: 16475 NEW HALLS FERRY ROAD; Grades: KG – 8)
  • SACRED HEART ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 404; Location: 703 NORTH JEFFERSON; Grades: 1 – 8)
  • ST ANGELA MERICI ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 343; Location: 3860 NORTH HIGHWAY 67; Grades: KG – 8)
  • ST FERNINAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 313; Location: 1735 CHARBONIER ROAD; Grades: KG – 8)
  • ST THOMAS THE APOSTLE SCHOOL (Students: 302; Location: 3500 ST CATHERINE STREET; Grades: KG – 8)
  • ATONEMENT LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 264; Location: 1285 NEW FLORISSANT RD N; Grades: PK – 8)
  • OUR LADY OF FATIMA SCHOOL (Students: 235; Location: 4500 WASHINGTON; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ST SABINA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 232; Location: 1625 SWALLOW LANE; Grades: KG – 8)
  • SACRED HEART KINDERGARTEN (Students: 183; Location: 751 NORTH JEFFERSON; Grades: PK – KG)
  • TRANSFIGURATION ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 173; Location: 12555 PARTRIDGE RUN; Grades: PK – 8)