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 a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.30% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. 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 sales jobs (13.58%), office and administrative support (12.39%), and management occupations (11.88%).

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, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.58 minutes every day commuting to work.

The education level of Eureka citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 38.72% of adults in Eureka have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Eureka in 2010 was $30,991, which is wealthy relative to Missouri, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $123,964 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 Black or African-American. 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 Other Indo-European.

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