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.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Warrensburg is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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 (14.58%), teaching (12.17%), and sales jobs (10.23%).
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.
One of the benefits of Warrensburg is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 17.61 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
The education level of Warrensburg ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Warrensburg, 40.68% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.
The per capita income in Warrensburg in 2010 was $20,073, 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 $80,292 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, French , and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Warrensburg is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Asian languages.