Ferguson, MO
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Ferguson profile

Living in Ferguson

Ferguson is a medium-sized city located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 18,343 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Ferguson is the 39th largest community in Missouri.

Unlike some cities, Ferguson isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Ferguson are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Ferguson is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Ferguson who work in office and administrative support (16.41%), healthcare suport services (11.16%), and business and financial occupations (6.16%).

For a small city, Ferguson has a lot of people who use public transit to get to work, and those that do mostly ride the bus. This suggests that a real need for low-cost transportation in Ferguson exists, and local transit is helping to meet that need.

The percentage of adults in Ferguson who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 20.23% of the adults in Ferguson have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Ferguson in 2018 was $21,656, which is middle income relative to Missouri, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $86,624 for a family of four. However, Ferguson contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Ferguson is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Ferguson home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Ferguson residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Ferguson include German, Irish, English, African, and Dutch.

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