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 professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Imperial who work in sales jobs (17.43%), office and administrative support (16.18%), and management occupations (7.98%).
Also of interest is that Imperial has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Because of many things, Imperial is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Imperial a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Imperial has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Imperial’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in Imperial is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Imperial, the average commute to work is 30.83 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
Being a small town, Imperial does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The percentage of adults in Imperial who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 17.19% of the adults in Imperial have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Imperial in 2010 was $25,649, which is wealthy relative to Missouri, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $102,596 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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Imperial include Irish, Italian, English, and French .
The most common language spoken in Imperial is English. Other important languages spoken here include Tagalog and West Germanic languages.