St. Peters, MO
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St. Peters is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 57,289 people and 16 constituent neighborhoods, St. Peters is the tenth largest community in Missouri.

St. Peters real estate is some of the most expensive in Missouri, although St. Peters 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. Peters is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, St. Peters is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in St. Peters who work in office and administrative support (15.02%), sales jobs (11.95%), and management occupations (11.47%).

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

Because of many things, St. Peters 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, St. Peters really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is St. Peters 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.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, St. Peters 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. Peters area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

The citizens of St. Peters are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 35.64% of adults in St. Peters have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in St. Peters in 2010 was $33,994, which is wealthy relative to Missouri and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $135,976 for a family of four.

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

The most common language spoken in St. Peters is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.