St. Louis is a large city located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 318,069 people and 137 constituent neighborhoods, St. Louis is the second largest community in Missouri. St. Louis has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, St. Louis is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, St. Louis is a city of sales and office workers, service providers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in St. Louis who work in office and administrative support (14.59%), sales jobs (10.90%) and management occupations (7.56%).
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.
St. Louis is a big city, and with that comes lots of benefits. One benefit is that most big cities have public transit, but St. Louis really shines when it comes to the extensiveness and use of its public transit system. More than most large American cities, St. Louis citizens use public transit daily to get to and from work. And while there are transportation options, most people in St. Louis ride the bus. Whereas in some cities one is destined to sit in traffic every morning to get to work and every evening to get home, in St. Louis a lot leave their cars at home (if they even choose to own one), and hop a ride on the bus.
St. Louis Information and Demographics
In terms of college education, St. Louis is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 26.89% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in St. Louis in 2010 was $21,406, which is upper middle income relative to Missouri, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $85,624 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 Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in St. Louis include German, Irish, Italian and English.
The most common language spoken in St. Louis is English. Some people also speak Spanish.
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The rent-to-mortgage payment ratio uses the adjusted market rent against a 100% loan-to-value mortgage (30-year fixed) for the median price home using MLS sales statistics. A ratio of 1.0 means that annual rent is equivalent to annual mortgage payments. Values less than 1.0 indicate rents are cheaper, and values greater than 1.0 mean mortgage payments are cheaper. (Note: taxes are not considered here.)
The rent-to-mortgage payment ratio for St Louis was 1.26 in December 2012.
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