Dexter, MO
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Dexter is a somewhat small city located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 7,992 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Dexter is the 100th largest community in Missouri.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Dexter is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Dexter is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Dexter who work in sales jobs (15.21%), office and administrative support (12.78%), and management occupations (7.43%).

It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Dexter has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Dexter has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Dexter than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Dexter may be for you.

The percentage of adults in Dexter with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 13.38% of adults in Dexter have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Dexter in 2010 was $28,693, which is wealthy relative to Missouri, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $114,772 for a family of four. However, Dexter contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

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

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