Chesterfield, MO
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Chesterfield is a medium-sized city located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 47,864 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, Chesterfield is the 14th largest community in Missouri.

Chesterfield home prices are not only among the most expensive in Missouri, but Chesterfield real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Chesterfield is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 94.31% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Chesterfield is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Chesterfield who work in management occupations (18.40%), sales jobs (13.77%), and office and administrative support (10.29%).

Also of interest is that Chesterfield has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Because of many things, Chesterfield is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Chesterfield really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Chesterfield perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Chesterfield. 65.49% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Chesterfield in 2010 was $51,313, which is wealthy relative to Missouri and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $205,252 for a family of four.

Chesterfield is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Chesterfield home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Chesterfield residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Chesterfield include Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Chesterfield is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Other Asian languages.