Ferguson, MO
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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.

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 sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Ferguson who work in office and administrative support (15.18%), sales jobs (10.88%), and healthcare (7.04%).

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.

A lot of people in Ferguson take the bus for their daily commute. For the size of the city, the number of people who use public transportation is quite high. For many people in Ferguson, this fills their need for low-cost transportation.

The education level of Ferguson citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 23.30% of adults in Ferguson have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Ferguson in 2010 was $20,613, 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 $82,452 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 Arabic.