Des Peres, MO
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Des Peres is a somewhat small city located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 8,540 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 91.18% 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 (15.65%), healthcare (12.94%), and management occupations (12.10%).

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.

A relatively large number of people in Des Peres telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.74% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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, Des Peres is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Des Peres a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Des Peres has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Des Peres’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Des Peres, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Des Peres is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 72.48% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Des Peres in 2010 was $56,897, which is wealthy relative to Missouri and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $227,588 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 Urdu and Spanish.