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About Ballwin


Mission Statement

The Board of Aldermen and the entire City staff are committed to excellence:

  • By creating a positive environment which makes Ballwin the City of choice within the St. Louis region;
  • By maintaining an open and honest dialogue with residents and businesses within our community;
  • By delivering top-quality services in a cost-efficient manner;
  • By providing and encouraging cultural and recreational opportunities for all age groups;
  • By enhancing property values by continuing to improve and maintain the public infrastructure;
  • By ensuring a safe and secure environment for all residents, businesses, and visitors to our community;
  • By treating all customers and constituents as we expect to be treated — in a fair, courteous, and equitable manner;
  • By working positively and constructively with our neighboring communities. agencies, and organizations to foster and promote high quality of life for our mutual constituents.

Ballwin is...

  • A dynamic community of 31,103 (2020 US Census) people located in the heart of prestigious West St. Louis County;
  • 30 minutes from St. Louis-Lambert International Airport and 40 minutes to downtown St. Louis;
  • Served by AAA-rated Rockwood and Parkway School Districts;
  • Within 30 minutes of five major universities and colleges;
  • Continually working to promote and facilitate commercial development while strengthening the relationship with the business community.

Ballwin has...

  • A low crime rate due to a highly-trained Police Department which provides the full range of police protection, investigation, and community services;
  • Housing in a range of styles and prices to meet every taste and pocketbook;
  • Parkway School District “Accredited with Distinction”
  • Rockwood School District "Accredited with Distinction"
  • An abundant supply of inexpensive water, energy, and sewage treatment capacity. The main distribution network is fully developed and in place;
  • Quick and easy access to Interstates 270, 64, and 44;
  • Convenient to all kinds of shopping, entertainment, and recreational facilities;
  • A class 4 fire insurance rating;
  • Zero percent municipal property tax;
  • A diversified economic base;
  • A well developed system of parks and recreational facilities including:

Ballwin will...

  • Maintain a balance among residential, commercial, and industrial land uses to assure the continuance of Ballwin's ambiance and character;
  • Continue to grow in a manner that is consistent with high-property values and a quality lifestyle;
  • Continue to provide a full range of high-quality municipal services while protecting the fiscal integrity and tax base of the community.


General Data:

*revised March, 2012

Incorporated:December 29, 1950 as a Class Four City under Missouri Law
2020 Census:31,103
Elevation:650 ft. above sea level 760 ft. at highest point
Geographic Area:10 square miles, located in west St. Louis County
Miles of Streets:123
Single Family Homes:9909
Temperature Averages:High: 66 deg. F. Low: 45 deg. F.
Average Precipitation:33.9 inches
Daily % chance of Sunshine:57%


Real Estate Tax: The City of Ballwin currently does not assess a real estate tax. Real estate tax is however collected by St. Louis County, the area school districts, and other agencies. For information, call the County Tax Assessor at (314) 615-2555.

  • Utility tax: 7 %
  • Sales Tax: 8.738%

Political Districting:

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