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 (18.17%), food service (12.79%), and sales jobs (10.48%).
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.
The percentage of adults in Berkeley with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 13.28% of adults in Berkeley have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Berkeley in 2010 was $18,048, which is lower middle income relative to Missouri and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $72,192 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 German, English, French , and African.
The most common language spoken in Berkeley is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.