Where We Stand (WWS) tracks the health of the St. Louis region among peer metropolitan areas and provides a consistent yardstick to gauge “where we stand.” The sixth edition, released in 2011, ranks the region among 35 peers on a range of topics, including demographics, the economy, and education. In this edition, the peer regions are metropolitan areas that had a population of 950,000 people or more and was within 500 miles of St. Louis, or had an economic function similar to the St. Louis region. The Where We Stand Updates examine specific topics in more detail and/or update the WWS tables with more recently released data. Updates to the sixth edition cover the following topics: population change, age demographics, twenty year trends, transportation emissions, manufacturing employment, social mobility, transportation, racial segregation and disparity, and sustainability.
Reports 2011 Community & Economic Development