Population Age Pyramid Changes 2000-2010
- 7.3 percent of Regional population is under 5 years old compared to 6.7 percent statewide.
- 13.1 percent of Regional population is 65 years old & over compared to 13.8 percent statewide
- 28.9 percent of Regional population is under 18 years old compared to 26.6 percent statewide.
- In the Region, the population between the age groups 15 to 24 decreased from 2000 to 2010 Census.
- In the Region, the Baby Boomer generation (ages 45 to 64) continued to increase from 2000 to 2010 Census.
The Boonslick Region
The Boonslick Region is centered on Interstate 70 and lies immediately west of the St. Louis metropolitan area. Neighboring jurisdictions are Audrain and Pike counties on the north, Audrain and Callaway counties on the west, St. Charles County on the southeast, the Mississippi River to the northeast and the Missouri River on the south.
The area encompasses 1,645 square miles, 27 municipal governments and 3 county governments. Lincoln County covers 630 square miles and has 12 municipalities: Chain of Rocks, Elsberry, Foley, Fountain N Lakes, Hawk Point, Moscow Mills, Old Monroe, Silex, Troy, Truxton, Whiteside, and Winfield. Troy serves as Lincoln County’s county seat. Montgomery County consists of 584 square miles and 9 cities: Bellflower, High Hill, Jonesburg, Middletown, Montgomery City, McKittrick, New Florence, Rhineland and Wellsville. Montgomery City is the county seat of Montgomery County. The remaining 6 incorporated communities are in Warren County. These cities include Innsbrook, Pendleton, Marthasville, Truesdale, Warrenton, and Wright City. Warrenton serves as the county seat. Warren County is the smallest county in the Boonslick Region consisting of 432 square miles.