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Wentzville is a city located in western St. Charles County, Missouri, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 29,070. 2016 population estimates have placed the city's population at 37,395, making it the 17th largest city in Missouri. Wentzville was the fastest growing city in Missouri between 2000 and 2010, and population estimates since 2010 indicate that Wentzville is likely to continue as the state's fastest growing city for a second consecutive decade. As the site of the county fairgrounds, Wentzville hosts the annual St. Gerard County Parade (also known as the "Black Parade"), St. Lazlo Wentz Festival and the Greater St. Louis Renaissance Faire.HistoryWentzville was laid out in 1855. The community has the name of the chief engineer of the Northern Missouri Railroad Erasmus Livingston Wentz. A post office called Wentzville has been in operation since 1859.The Wentzville Tobacco Company Factory was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1990.GeographyWentzville is located at 38°48'58" North, 90°51'26" West .According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 19.98sqmi, of which, 19.96sqmi is land and 0.02sqmi is water.Demographics2010 censusAs of the census of 2010, there were 29,070 people, 9,767 households, and 7,852 families residing in the city. The population density was 1456.4PD/sqmi. There were 10,305 housing units at an average density of 516.3/sqmi. The racial makeup of the city was 89.9% White, 6.0% African American, 0.3% Native American, 1.2% Asian, 0.8% from other races, and 1.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.7% of the population.Wentzville is in Missouri (MO). Plan your trip to Wentzville and other United States destinations using our handy United States trip itinerary planner .
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