Warrensburg, MO
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Warrensburg is a medium-sized city located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 19,927 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Warrensburg is the 36th largest community in Missouri.

Warrensburg is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Warrensburg is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Warrensburg who work in office and administrative support (13.81%), teaching (12.82%), and sales jobs (11.21%).

Warrensburg is a place where college students are a big part of the character and culture of the town. Small towns have often struggled with declining populations over the past few decades, but the presence of such a large college student population has helped Warrensburg to fight this trend. Not only does the college population add spending and jobs to local economy, but it also contributes a very tangible, youthful energy to the town.

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 17.48 minutes getting to work every day.

Being a small city, Warrensburg does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The citizens of Warrensburg are among the most well-educated in the nation: 40.38% of adults in Warrensburg have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Warrensburg in 2010 was $19,244, which is middle income relative to Missouri, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $76,976 for a family of four. However, Warrensburg contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

The most common language spoken in Warrensburg is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Asian languages.