Ladue, MO

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Living in Ladue

Ladue is a somewhat small city located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 8,989 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 educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.

Because of many things, Ladue is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Ladue really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Ladue perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

One of the benefits of Ladue is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.44 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Ladue, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Ladue is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 84.54% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

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.