St. Charles, MO
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St. Charles is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 69,293 people and 29 constituent neighborhoods, St. Charles is the ninth largest community in Missouri.

St. Charles real estate is some of the most expensive in Missouri, although St. Charles house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

St. Charles is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.19% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, St. Charles is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in St. Charles who work in office and administrative support (13.85%), sales jobs (11.98%), and management occupations (11.42%).

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

Because there are quite a few people attending college in St. Charles, it is thought of as a college town. To the benefit of the many students in the area, St. Charles provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards their needs and activities.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, St. Charles is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the St. Charles area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

The education level of St. Charles citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 35.11% of adults in St. Charles have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in St. Charles in 2010 was $30,650, which is wealthy relative to Missouri, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $122,600 for a family of four. However, St. Charles contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

The most common language spoken in St. Charles is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.