Fenton, MO
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Fenton is a very small city located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 4,052 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, Fenton is the 165th largest community in Missouri.

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

Fenton is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Fenton is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Fenton who work in sales jobs (14.51%), management occupations (11.89%), and office and administrative support (10.45%).

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

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

The population of Fenton is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 34.76% of adults in Fenton have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Fenton in 2010 was $35,209, which is wealthy relative to Missouri and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $140,836 for a family of four. However, Fenton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

The most common language spoken in Fenton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Tagalog and French.