Population: 2,816,710 (4.4 percent increase since 2000)
Existing home sales: Q2 2009 sales were down 9.9 percent from 2008, but up 50 percent from Q1
Home prices: Down 1.67 percent from 2008; up 14.58 percent over last 5 years
Homeownership rate: 74.2 percent (No. 5 among major metros)
Median household income: $51,713
Local unemployment rate: 9.9 percent (up from 7.1 percent in 2008)
Sources: FHFA House Price Index, St. Louis Association of Realtors, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Census Bureau
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