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.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, St. Charles is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. 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 (14.15%), sales jobs (12.26%), and management occupations (11.01%).
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.
St. Charles is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in St. Charles enrolled in college, St. Charles has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards the needs and activities of students.
The education level of St. Charles citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 35.12% of adults in St. Charles have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in St. Charles in 2010 was $29,547, which is wealthy relative to Missouri, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $118,188 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 French.