Festus is a somewhat small city located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 12,065 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Festus is the 65th largest community in Missouri.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Festus is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Festus is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Festus who work in office and administrative support (14.53%), sales jobs (13.60%), and teaching (7.06%).
Also of interest is that Festus has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
The education level of Festus citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 21.17% of adults in Festus have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Festus in 2010 was $22,819, which is upper middle income relative to Missouri, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $91,276 for a family of four. However, Festus contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Festus home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Festus residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Festus include Irish, French , English, and Dutch.
The most common language spoken in Festus is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and West Germanic languages.