University City, MO

University City profile

Living in University City

University City is a medium-sized city located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 34,165 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 90.63% 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 (11.04%), sales jobs (10.91%), and teaching (10.72%).

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.

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.

If knowledge is power, University City is a pretty powerful place. 57.65% of the adults in University City have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in University City in 2018 was $52,363, which is wealthy relative to Missouri and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $209,452 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 Chinese and Spanish.