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 34,322 people and six constituent neighborhoods, University City is the 18th largest community in Missouri.

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

University City is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 91.07% 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 managers. There are especially a lot of people living in University City who work in office and administrative support (12.72%), teaching (11.34%), and sales jobs (10.67%).

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.

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.

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 58.44% 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 $50,067, which is wealthy relative to Missouri and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $200,268 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, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

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