Des Peres is a somewhat small city located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 8,572 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Des Peres is the 93rd largest community in Missouri.
Des Peres home prices are not only among the most expensive in Missouri, but Des Peres real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Des Peres is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 90.88% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Des Peres is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Des Peres who work in sales jobs (17.04%), management occupations (12.25%), and healthcare (11.98%).
Also of interest is that Des Peres has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Because of many things, Des Peres 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, Des Peres really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Des Peres 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.
If knowledge is power, Des Peres is a pretty powerful place. 70.42% of the adults in Des Peres have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Des Peres in 2010 was $54,716, which is wealthy relative to Missouri and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $218,864 for a family of four.
The people who call Des Peres home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Des Peres residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Des Peres include Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Des Peres is English. Other important languages spoken here include Hindi and Spanish.