Ferguson is a medium-sized city located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 21,059 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Ferguson is the 31st largest community in Missouri.
Ferguson is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (14.69%), sales jobs (10.07%), and healthcare (7.63%).
Also of interest is that Ferguson has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Ferguson is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Ferguson area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
The percentage of adults in Ferguson who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 20.87% of the adults in Ferguson have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Ferguson in 2010 was $20,727, which is upper middle income relative to Missouri, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $82,908 for a family of four. However, Ferguson contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Ferguson is an extremely 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 Irish, English, Italian, and French .
The most common language spoken in Ferguson is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.