Des Peres is a somewhat small city located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 8,697 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 90.90% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Des Peres is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Des Peres who work in sales jobs (19.60%), management occupations (17.28%), and business and financial occupations (9.87%).
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.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.74% 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.
In addition, Des Peres is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.
Des Peres is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Des Peres’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
If knowledge is power, Des Peres is a pretty powerful place. 74.32% 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 2018 was $72,086, which is wealthy relative to Missouri and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $288,344 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 German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Des Peres is English. Other important languages spoken here include Arabic and Urdu.