Festus, MO
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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.

Festus is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (16.60%), sales jobs (12.48%), and food service (6.24%).

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.

In terms of college education, Festus is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 17.96% of adults 25 and older in Festus have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Festus in 2010 was $23,836, 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 $95,344 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 Italian.

The most common language spoken in Festus is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and West Germanic languages.