St. Louis, Missouri is home to an estimated 100,000 Muslims, according to the Islamic Foundation of Greater St. Louis. Of these, between 25,000 and 30,000 are adult women, according to Hayat estimates.
The St. Louis Metropolitan Statistical Area (MO-IL) is located on the Mississippi River and encompasses 16 counties in southern Illinois and northern Missouri. Louis metropolitan area is a thriving port city on the Mississippi River. Although the population of St.
Louis has declined in recent years, the suburbs and surrounding counties have grown steadily, causing the metropolitan area to increase in size over the past five years - an increase of 0.86%. Louis metropolitan area is home to nine Fortune 500 companies as well as an advanced medical industry. This attracts many educated immigrants seeking work in these fields. The quality of life in St. Louis is also very high compared to most large metropolitan areas.
The city's efforts to make it more immigrant-friendly and attract more immigrants every year means that St. Louis is a city central to immigration and diversity. St. Louis has a fairly large European, Latin American and Asian ethnic composition. Throughout the city's history, European immigrants have mainly come from Eastern European countries such as Italy, France and Germany.
However, there has recently been an influx of Bosnian refugees to the metropolitan area of St. Louis - now the Bosnian people are one of the largest ethnic groups in the city, and St. Louis has the largest Bosnian population outside its home country. The Asian population has also skyrocketed in recent years due to the city's advanced medical and life science industries. Many educated immigrants from South and East Asian countries such as China, Korea and India have come to the city seeking work in these fields.
If immigration trends continue this way, St. Louis could soon have one of the highest percentages of the country's Asian population. To learn more about immigration in St. Louis, check out these resources: Louis' New Immigrants, a good article about the changing immigration landscape in St. Louis; Louis Mosaic Project, information about the project that seeks to attract immigrants to the metropolitan area of St.
Louis; Ethnic Restaurants, a good list of ethnic food establishments in the greater St. Louis area. A billboard with those words was erected this week in St. Louis by members of the Islamic Foundation of Greater St. Louis Magazine, a monthly magazine that covers topics such as local history, cuisine and lifestyles, while the weekly St.
Louis Post-Dispatch covers local news. St. Louis developed as a major port on the Mississippi River; from 1870 to 1920 it was the fourth largest city in the country. It was transferred to the First French Republic in 1800 (although all colonial lands continued to be managed by Spanish officials), and then sold by France to the U. S.
in 1803. The city was home to several professional baseball teams including the St. Louis Giants from 1906 to 1921 who played in Negro League baseball from 1920 to 1931 and won championships in 1928, 1930 and 1931; and the St. Louis Browns who played in the American League (AL) from 1902 to 1953 before moving to Baltimore, Maryland. The city was also home to the St. Louis Maroons who played in both the Union Association in 1884 and in the National League from 1885 to 1889. The St.
Louis metropolitan area is supported by MetroLink (known as Metro) which is the eleventh largest light rail system in the country with 74 km (46 miles) of double-track light rail. In St. Louis County, some mechanisms were established for joint funding, management and funding of regional assets back in 1876. The city is served by MetroBus with more than 75 routes that connect with MetroLink light rail transit stops throughout the city and region. The Old Courthouse (also known as St. Louis County Courthouse) was completed in 1864 and was noted for having a cast-iron dome and for being the tallest structure in Missouri until 1894. The Wainwright Building is a skyscraper designed by architect Louis Sullivan which was completed in 1892. The decline in population has led to a significant increase in abandoned residential housing units and vacant lots throughout the city proper; this plague has attracted a lot of wildlife (such as deer and coyotes) to numerous abandoned and overgrown lots. St. Louis is also known as being the origin of Corkball - a type of baseball with no grassroots races. St.
Louis is home to an impressive number of Muslims - estimated at around 100,000 people - making it one of America's most diverse cities when it comes to religious beliefs and practices. This vibrant community includes adult women who make up between 25,000-30,000 individuals according to Hayat estimates. The city's efforts towards becoming more immigrant-friendly have attracted many educated immigrants from Europe, Latin America, South Asia and East Asia who are looking for work opportunities within its advanced medical industry or its nine Fortune 500 companies located within its metropolitan area. Bosnian refugees have also been flocking into this port city on Mississippi River since recent years making them one of its largest ethnic groups outside their home country. To learn more about immigration trends within this vibrant city you can check out resources such as 'Louis' New Immigrants', 'Louis Mosaic Project' or 'Ethnic Restaurants'.St. Louis has also been home to several professional baseball teams such as The St. Louis Giants or The St.
Louis Browns who have won championships throughout their history. It is also supported by MetroLink which is one of America's eleventh largest light rail systems with 74 km (46 miles) of double-track light rail connecting its 75 routes throughout its region. The Old Courthouse which was completed back in 1864 was noted for having a cast-iron dome while The Wainwright Building designed by architect Louis Sullivan was completed back in 1892. Finally, due to its decline in population there has been an increase of abandoned residential housing units which have attracted wildlife such as deer or coyotes into numerous overgrown lots throughout its city proper.
In conclusion, St. Louis is home to an impressive number of Muslims estimated at around 100,000 people making it one of America's most diverse cities when it comes to religious beliefs and practices.