Ferguson, MO

Ferguson profile

Living in Ferguson

Ferguson is a medium-sized city located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 18,527 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Ferguson is the 39th 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 (16.41%), healthcare suport services (11.16%), and business and financial occupations (6.16%).

Ferguson, even though it is a small city, has many people who use public transportation every day to get to and from work. This is a great benefit for people in the, city who have a need for low-cost transportation.

In terms of college education, Ferguson is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 20.23% of adults 25 and older 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.