The City of Desloge is located approximately 60 miles south of St. Louis, in St. Francois County, and was incorporated in 1941. It is situated by Highways 67 & 8. As of the census of 2010, there are 5,054 people, 2,092 households, and 1,361 families residing in Desloge. There are 2,274 housing units. The racial makeup of the city is 97.4% White, 0.8% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.2% Asian. Additional demographic information can be viewed here.The median income for a household in Desloge is $35,805, and the median income for a family is $48,003.
In the center of town, Desloge City Park (at Parkside & Walnut Street) is a 20+ acre park offering an Olympic size swimming pool, tennis courts, picnic tables, barbeque pits, amphitheater, walking, jogging and biking path, horseshoe pits, two sand volleyball courts, and playground equipment. Brightwell Park (at Cedar Street & Brightwell Blvd.) is a 35 acre park that offers two playgrounds, walking, jogging and biking path, soccer fields, outdoor batting cages, and features three baseball diamonds for little to senior league baseball and softball.
The City of Desloge Police Department is comprised of 10 highly trained and competent personnel, offering 24 hour protection. Emergency calls are handled by the St. Francois County Joint Communications Center. In an emergency, dial 911. The City of Desloge Police Department is located at 1000 North Desloge Drive.
The City of Desloge Volunteer Fire Department is one of the finest volunteer departments in St. Francois County. This professionally trained department utilizes state of the art equipment, including a 2000 Pumper Truck. In an emergency, dial 911. The City of Desloge Volunteer Fire Department is located at 100 Chadrick Street.
The City of Desloge Public Works Department oversees the streets & alleys, trash removal, recycling, parks, and city maintenance. The Public Works Department is located at 1000 East Chestnut Street. Free, once a week, trash pickup is offered to Desloge residents. A citywide, voluntary, recycling program is also available (pick up is every other Friday). This service has been suspended at this time.
The City of Desloge Water Works department is oversees the water lines, meters, and water service all homes and businesses in town. The Water Works Department is located at 103 West Cedar.
Educational opportunities in Desloge are provided by the North County R-1 School District, serving grades K-12, the Unitec Career Center, offering business and industry training, and Mineral Area College, a two year community college, and the first in the state of Missouri to offer the 2+2 program, offering a full four year degree through Central Methodist University.
City of Desloge