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Herculaneum is a city in Jefferson County, in the Saint Louis metro area.
The community was named for the ancient Italian city buried in the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius
The latitude of Herculaneum is 38.268N. The longitude is -90.38W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 443 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 3,162.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Herculaneum demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Jefferson County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, St. Louis area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 63048 ZIP code.
26% of Herculaneum residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Herculaneum ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Herculaneum was $18,613, compared with $21,587 nationally.
14% of Herculaneum residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Herculaneum, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $494. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $859.
Jefferson County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Herculaneum political report.
The average commute time for Herculaneum workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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