Other Community Characteristics
Ancestries in the City include 12.3% Irish, 10.7% German, 8.1% French, and 6.5% English. In 1994 Park Hills was consolidated from the cities of Elvins, Esther, Flat River, and the Village of Rivermines. The City maintains financial reserves of at least 17% of annual revenues. City indebtedness is reported on the Electronic Municipal Market Access web site.
Park Hills (FIPS Code 56272) covers an area of approximately 20.4 square miles within Saint Francois County, Missouri (FIPS Code MO187). The City lies at the coordinates: Longitude -90.51587 and Latitude 37.855270 approximately 70 miles south of St. Louis. In 2010 the U.S. Census Bureau estimated the population at 8,759. Elevations in the city range from approximately 660 feet above mean sea level up to 1,020 feet MSL.