Webster Groves, MO
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Webster Groves is a medium-sized city located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 22,970 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Webster Groves is the 29th largest community in Missouri.

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

Webster Groves is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 94.78% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Webster Groves is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Webster Groves who work in management occupations (14.83%), sales jobs (14.77%), and teaching (10.75%).

Also of interest is that Webster Groves 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 Webster Groves telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.35% 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.

Because of many things, Webster Groves is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Webster Groves a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Webster Groves has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Webster Groves’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Webster Groves use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Webster Groves‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the subway. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

If knowledge is power, Webster Groves is a pretty powerful place. 65.09% of the adults in Webster Groves 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 Webster Groves in 2010 was $44,263, which is wealthy relative to Missouri and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $177,052 for a family of four.

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

The most common language spoken in Webster Groves is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.