Ladue is a somewhat small city located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 8,969 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Ladue is the 89th largest community in Missouri.
Ladue home prices are not only among the most expensive in Missouri, but Ladue real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Ladue is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 95.83% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Ladue is a city of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Ladue who work in management occupations (27.43%), healthcare (14.77%), and business and financial occupations (12.25%).
Of important note, Ladue is also a city of artists. Ladue has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Ladue’s character.
A relatively large number of people in Ladue telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.31% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
In addition, Ladue is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.
Because of many things, Ladue is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Ladue 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 city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Ladue has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Ladue’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 18.44 minutes getting to work every day.
If knowledge is power, Ladue is a pretty powerful place. 84.54% of the adults in Ladue have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Ladue in 2018 was $135,750, which is wealthy relative to Missouri and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $543,000 for a family of four.
Ladue is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Ladue home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Ladue residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Ladue include German, Irish, English, European, and French.
The most common language spoken in Ladue is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.