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Ferguson, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Ferguson had a population of 20,899 as of July 1, 2015. Ferguson ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Missouri. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Ferguson is located at latitude 38.7488 and longitude -90.2958 in St. Louis County. The formal boundaries for the City of Ferguson (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.2 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. St. Louis County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 512 feet.

The City of Ferguson (GNIS ID: 2394760) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Ferguson population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

City of Ferguson, MO Boundary Map

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Ferguson, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 20,899
Population in Households 20,706
Population in Familes 16,863
Population in Group Qrtrs 193
Population Density1 3,374
Diversity Index2 45
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 8,115
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 5,418
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 9,189 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,886 (53.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,229 (35.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,074 (11.7%)
Median Home Value $99,416
Average Home Value $127,450
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $37,001
Average Household Income $47,570
Per Capita Income $18,506
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.27% -0.1%
Households -0.18% -0.07%
Families -0.29% -0.17%
Median Household Income   2.38%
Per Capita Income   2.72%
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.

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Ferguson, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ferguson to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 33 97th
Population Density1 # 55 95th
Diversity Index2 # 65 94th
Median Household Income # 670 35th
Per Capita Income # 713 31st

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