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University City, MO
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University City profile


Living in University City



University City is a medium-sized city located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 34,355 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, University City is the 19th 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.

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.

A relatively large number of people in University City telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 11.88% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.

University City, while not large, also appears to be attractive to some younger, educated professionals, who help shape the character of the city.

For the size of the city, public transportation in University City is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For University City, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

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 61.18% 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 2018 was $59,505, which is wealthy relative to Missouri and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $238,020 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 German, English, Irish, Italian, and Polish.

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