Shrewsbury is a somewhat small city located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 6,332 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Shrewsbury is the 114th largest community in Missouri.
And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that Shrewsbury has lots of scientists living in town - whether they be life scientists, physical scientists (like astronomers), or social scientists (like geographers!). So, if you're scientific-minded, you might like it here too.
Of important note, Shrewsbury is also a city of artists. Shrewsbury has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Shrewsbury’s character.
Also of interest is that Shrewsbury has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 14.02% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.
If knowledge is power, Shrewsbury is a pretty powerful place. 54.52% of the adults in Shrewsbury 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 Shrewsbury in 2018 was $44,703, which is wealthy relative to Missouri and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $178,812 for a family of four.
Shrewsbury is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Shrewsbury home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Shrewsbury residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Shrewsbury include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Shrewsbury is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Slavic languages.