Eureka, MO
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Eureka is a somewhat small city located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 10,602 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Eureka is the 78th largest community in Missouri.

Eureka real estate is some of the most expensive in Missouri, although Eureka house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Eureka is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Eureka is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Eureka who work in office and administrative support (15.36%), sales jobs (11.85%), and management occupations (10.77%).

Also of interest is that Eureka has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Because of many things, Eureka is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Eureka 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, Eureka has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Eureka’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Eureka is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Eureka, the average commute to work is 31.75 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

The citizens of Eureka are among the most well-educated in the nation: 41.79% of adults in Eureka have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Eureka in 2010 was $32,315, which is wealthy relative to Missouri and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $129,260 for a family of four. However, Eureka contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

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

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