Olivette, MO
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Olivette is a somewhat small city located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 7,832 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 89.78% 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 (11.62%), healthcare (11.24%), and office and administrative support (10.51%).

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 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, Olivette really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Olivette 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.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Olivette, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Olivette is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 57.27% 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 Olivette in 2010 was $44,973, which is wealthy relative to Missouri and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $179,892 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 German, Irish, Russian, English, and Polish.

Olivette also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 18.90%.

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