St. Louis

About St. Louis

The 106th Holy Convocation will be held in St. Louis, MO – the Gateway of the West!  St. Louis is a city bustling with excitement, brimming with things to do, and offers a plethora of cuisine that is sure to please every palate. 

  • Pronounced Seint Lu is
  • 2nd largest city in Missouri
  • 52nd Largest City in the US
  • Founded in 1764 by colonial French traders Pierre Laclède and René Auguste Chouteau, who named the settlement after King Louis IX of France.
  • The city contributed to the musical styles of blues, ragtime, and jazz.
  • Mayor Francis G. Slay (He is only the fourth mayor of St. Louis to be elected to a third term)
  • Population 347,141 (2006 census)
  • Median household income $27,156
  • Population Breakdown
  • White – 43.8%
  • Black – 51.2%
  • Native American – 0.3%
  • Asian – 2.0%
  • Latino – 2.0%
  • Home of the Gateway Arch
  • Home of the Saint Louis Zoo
  • Sports Teams
  • St. Louis Blues – Hockey
  • St. Louis Rams – Football
  • St. Louis Cardinals – Baseball
  • America’s Center