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Festus, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Festus is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Jefferson County at latitude 38.2199 and longitude -90.4096. Jefferson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 433 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Festus, but most people and references simply refer to it as Festus, Missouri.

The P1 Census Class Code for Festus indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Festus (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.71 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Festus: Derby City, Limitville, Tanglefoot.

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Festus, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 11,559
Population in Households 11,333
Population in Familes 9,071
Population in Group Qrtrs 226
Population Density1 2,026
Diversity Index2 15


Total Households 4,645
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 3,014
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,039 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,118 (61.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,528 (30.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 394 ( 7.8%)
Median Home Value $183,906
Average Home Value $207,962


Median Household Income $43,823
Average Household Income $56,837
Per Capita Income $23,122
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.09% 0.19%
Households 0.05% 0.22%
Families -0.17% 0.06%
Median Household Income   3.11%
Per Capita Income   3.22%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Festus, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Festus to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 74 93rd
Population Density1 # 103 90th
Diversity Index2 # 361 65th
Median Household Income # 392 62nd
Per Capita Income # 291 72nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Missouri Census Data Comparison Tool.