University City, MO
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University City is a medium-sized city located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 35,058 people and six constituent neighborhoods, University City is the 18th largest community in Missouri.

University City home prices are not only among the most expensive in Missouri, but University City real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

University City is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 91.76% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, University City is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in University City who work in office and administrative support (15.38%), sales jobs (9.91%), and healthcare (9.58%).

Of important note, University City is also a city of artists. University City has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape University City’s character.

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

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

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to University City, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. University City is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 54.54% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in University City in 2010 was $39,713, which is wealthy relative to Missouri and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $158,852 for a family of four. However, University City contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

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