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Area Code 314

Where Is Area Code 314?

Updated: June 22nd 2017

Area code 314 is found in Missouri and primarily services the independent city of St. Louis. Area code 314 was put into place on January 1, 1947; it was one of Missouri’s original area codes. Area code 314 was split on January 7, 1996, to form area code 573 and then split again on May 22, 1999, to form area code 636.

St. Louis is located in Missouri and is an independent city, meaning it is not part of any county. Going back in history, the city was first a center of the Native American Mississippian culture. In 1764, Pierre Laclede and Auguste Chouteau founded the city. After France lost the war, the city was ceded to Spain. In 1800, the city was retroceded back to France and then sold to the United States in 1803 as part of the Louisiana Purchase. St. Louis was incorporated as a city in 1822 and then voted to secede from St. Louis County in 1876. During the 19th century, St. Louis was a major port on the Mississippi River. During the first half of the 20th century, social and racial discrimination occurred in St. Louis following the emancipation of slaves. The city was also a destination for African Americans during the Great Migration.

Stuck between a humid continental climate and a humid subtropical climate, St. Louis experiences hot summers and chilly to cold winters. Located near Tornado Alley, St. Louis has an extensive history of exceptionally damaging tornadoes. Today St. Louis has a population of 319,294 and the racial makeup of the city is 49.2% African American, 42.2% White, 3.5% Hispanic, and 2.9% Asian (2010 Census).

St. Louis is a wonderful city filled with architecture, history, natural beauty, and so much more, but unfortunately St. Louis is considered to be the most dangerous city in Missouri. The overall crime rate in St. Louis far exceeds the national average and the Missouri average; the city currently has the second highest murder rate, per capita, in the United States. The economy in St. Louis is centered on manufacturing, service, health care, trade, tourism, and retail. When it comes to culture, the city is a major center of Roman Catholicism in the United States. Notable churches in St. Louis include the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis, the Basilica of St. Louis, King of France, the St. Louis Abbey, and the St. Francis de Sales Oratory. When it comes to sports, the city is home to two major league sports teams, the St. Louis Cardinals (baseball) and the St. Louis Blues (hockey). St. Louis was also one of three American cities to have ever hosted the Olympic Games.

St. Louis is home to over 100 parks. Forest Park is the largest park in the city and is almost twice as big as Central Park in New York City. Another notable park is the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, where the centerpiece of the park is the historic Gateway Arch. Points of interest in St. Louis include the St. Louis Zoo, the Missouri Botanical Garden, the City Museum, the Missouri Civil War Museum, and the Museum of Transportation. When it comes to food, St. Louis has cuisine that is unique to the city, such as toasted ravioli, provel cheese, gooey butter cake, and St. Louis-style pizza.

Major Cities In Area Code 314

St. Louis

Florissant

Maryland Heights

Hazelwood

Clayton

Clayton borders the city of St. Louis and is the county seat of St. Louis County. Clayton was named after Ralph Clayton and was incorporated as a city in 1913. Clayton has a population of 15,939 and the racial makeup of the city is 78.0% White, 10.8% Asian, 8.2% African American, and 3.1% Hispanic (2010 Census). The city is known to have a wealthy and educated young professional population. The top three employers in Clayton are St. Louis County, Enterprise Holdings, and Centene. With a below the average crime rate, Clayton is considered a safe city to reside in. The city’s downtown business district is home to multiple skyscrapers, art galleries, boutiques, cafes, and fine restaurants. Special events in Clayton include the Saint Louis Art Fair, the Taste of Clayton food festival, and Parties in the Park. Clayton is such a small city that there are no major points of interest in Clayton.



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