Des Peres, MO
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Des Peres is a somewhat small city located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 8,662 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 91.17% 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 (19.32%), management occupations (13.13%), and business and financial occupations (11.75%).

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.

In addition, Des Peres is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.

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.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Des Peres. 74.23% 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 Des Peres in 2010 was $64,126, which is wealthy relative to Missouri and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $256,504 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 Urdu and Spanish.