Olivette, MO
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Olivette is a somewhat small city located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 7,870 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Olivette is the 102nd largest community in Missouri.

Olivette home prices are not only among the most expensive in Missouri, but Olivette real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Olivette is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 91.43% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Olivette is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Olivette who work in management occupations (14.37%), office and administrative support (13.15%), and teaching (10.39%).

Also of interest is that Olivette has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Because of many things, Olivette is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Olivette 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, Olivette has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Olivette’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

If knowledge is power, Olivette is a pretty powerful place. 58.93% of the adults in Olivette 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 Olivette in 2010 was $47,338, which is wealthy relative to Missouri and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $189,352 for a family of four. However, Olivette contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Olivette is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Olivette home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Olivette residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Olivette include Irish, English, Russian, and Polish.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Olivette's cultural character, accounting for 19.27% of the city’s population.

The most common language spoken in Olivette is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Spanish.