Eureka, MO
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Eureka profile

Living in Eureka

Eureka is a somewhat small city located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 12,154 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Eureka is the 70th 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 86.31% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Eureka is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Eureka who work in management occupations (15.27%), sales jobs (10.63%), and teaching (9.73%).

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.

Of important note, Eureka is also a city of artists. Eureka has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Eureka’s character.

A relatively large number of people in Eureka telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.93% 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, Eureka is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Eureka really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Eureka perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

In Eureka, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.49 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

Being a small city, Eureka does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The citizens of Eureka are among the most well-educated in the nation: 49.04% 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 2018 was $44,529, which is wealthy relative to Missouri and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $178,116 for a family of four.

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 German, Irish, English, Italian, and French.

The most common language spoken in Eureka is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Langs. of India.