Maryville is a somewhat small city located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 11,879 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Maryville is the 62nd largest community in Missouri.
Maryville is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Maryville is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Maryville who work in food service (15.41%), office and administrative support (13.48%), and sales jobs (10.33%).
Maryville is a small town with a large college student population. Because of this, there is a real youthful, hip vibe to the place, and much of the life in the town is centered on the college. This has helped Maryville to buck the trend of other small towns that have suffered declining populations over the past 20 to 30 years. Spending by students, and faculty and staff jobs, are a big part of the local economy.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Maryville spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 13.45 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
The overall education level of Maryville is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 28.66% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Maryville in 2010 was $15,219, which is low income relative to Missouri and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $60,876 for a family of four. Maryville also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 38.10% of its population below the federal poverty line.
The people who call Maryville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Maryville residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Maryville include Irish, English, Italian, and French .
The most common language spoken in Maryville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Korean and Indic languages.