Olivette, MO
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Living in Olivette


Olivette is a somewhat small city located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 7,844 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 90.13% 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 (12.89%), office and administrative support (11.71%), and healthcare (10.70%).

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.

Olivette is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Olivette’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

Even though Olivette is a smaller city, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

If knowledge is power, Olivette is a pretty powerful place. 59.13% 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 $45,062, which is wealthy relative to Missouri and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $180,248 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, Russian, English, and Polish.

Olivette also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 19.95%.

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