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St. Charles County Predicts Population to Reach 1/2 Million People by 2030

Now, the question is where will they put another 74,000 expected new residents.

October 10, 2018 - 8:55 am
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ST. CHARLES, Mo. (KMOX) - St. Charles County is still growing quickly and county leaders are asking residents to help them plan for it. 

County director of community development Michael Hurlbert believes there could be close to half a million residents by 2030. The current estimated population is about 426,000 residents, which is up from 385,590 in 2015. 

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Now, the question is where will they put another 74,000 expected new residents.

"Can we meet the housing needs of an aging population? Can we provide housing for workers of all pay scales? How do we create higher-paying jobs to match the skills of our workforce and reduce the need to commute outside the county," Hurlbert says those are the questions they'll need to answer.

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And the county is asking for help from its current residents. They'll be updating their Master Plan, as they typically do every five years, Hurlbert says.

There is an open house on Wednesday afternoon, from 4 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. to learn more and give feedback - it's at the Spencer Road Branch Library in St. Peters.