Imperial is a very small town located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 4,782 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Imperial is the 143rd largest community in Missouri.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Imperial is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Imperial is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Imperial who work in sales jobs (16.62%), office and administrative support (15.87%), and management occupations (10.44%).
Imperial is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Imperial’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
Imperial is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
In terms of college education, Imperial is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 17.36% of adults 25 and older in Imperial have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Imperial in 2010 was $27,202, which is wealthy relative to Missouri, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $108,808 for a family of four. However, Imperial contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Imperial home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Imperial residents report their race to be White, followed by Native Hawaiian. Important ancestries of people in Imperial include Irish, Italian, French , and English.
The most common language spoken in Imperial is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Pacific Island languages.