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St. Louis, MO
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Living in St. Louis



St. Louis is a large city located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 286,578 people and 166 associated neighborhoods, St. Louis is the second largest community in Missouri. Much of the housing stock in St. Louis was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

Also of interest is that St. Louis 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 St. Louis telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 12.55% 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.

St. Louis is one of the most attractive larger cities for people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. This makes it a good place to live for young singles in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting their professional careers. Although St. Louis is a large city, this demographic is significant enough that young professionals will find many others like themselves here, with really good opportunities for friendships, recreation, romance, and more.

Many people in St. Louis take advantage of public transportation to get around. In fact, for the size of the city, the number of people who use the bus to commute to work is quite high. This helps to fill a need among St. Louis citizens for affordable transportation.

The population of St. Louis is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 38.62% of adults in St. Louis have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in St. Louis in 2022 was $36,722, which is wealthy relative to Missouri, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $146,888 for a family of four. However, St. Louis contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

The most common language spoken in St. Louis is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.