Berkeley is a somewhat small city located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 9,073 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Berkeley is the 84th largest community in Missouri.
Berkeley is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Berkeley is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Berkeley who work in office and administrative support (17.37%), food service (11.93%), and sales jobs (9.16%).
For a small city, Berkeley has a lot of people who use public transit to get to work, and those that do mostly ride the bus. This suggests that a real need for low-cost transportation in Berkeley exists, and local transit is helping to meet that need.
In Berkeley, just 12.38% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Berkeley in 2010 was $18,741, which is middle income relative to Missouri, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $74,964 for a family of four.
Berkeley is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Berkeley home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Berkeley residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Berkeley include Irish, English, African, and French .
The most common language spoken in Berkeley is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.