Chesterfield, MO

Chesterfield profile

Living in Chesterfield

Chesterfield is a medium-sized city located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 49,999 people and 12 constituent neighborhoods, Chesterfield is the 14th largest community in Missouri.

Chesterfield home prices are not only among the most expensive in Missouri, but Chesterfield real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Chesterfield is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 94.58% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Chesterfield is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Chesterfield who work in management occupations (17.37%), business and financial occupations (12.20%), and sales jobs (11.78%).

Also of interest is that Chesterfield has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 12.54% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.

Chesterfield is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Chesterfield’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Chesterfield. 69.36% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Chesterfield in 2018 was $63,521, which is wealthy relative to Missouri and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $254,084 for a family of four.

Chesterfield is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Chesterfield home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Chesterfield residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Chesterfield include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Russian.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Chesterfield's cultural character, accounting for 16.06% of the city’s population.

The most common language spoken in Chesterfield is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Langs. of India.