Crestwood, MO
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Crestwood is a somewhat small city located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 11,966 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Crestwood is the 63rd largest community in Missouri.

Crestwood real estate is some of the most expensive in Missouri, although Crestwood house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Crestwood is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 88.48% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Crestwood is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Crestwood who work in office and administrative support (15.51%), sales jobs (11.97%), and healthcare (9.35%).

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

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.13% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Because of many things, Crestwood 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, Crestwood really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Crestwood 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.

Crestwood is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 45.54% of adults in Crestwood have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Crestwood in 2010 was $34,028, which is wealthy relative to Missouri and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $136,112 for a family of four.

The people who call Crestwood home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Crestwood residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Crestwood include Irish, English, Italian, and French .

The most common language spoken in Crestwood is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.

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