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Ferguson, Missouri - Basic Facts

Ferguson is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the City of Ferguson.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in St. Louis County at latitude 38.7442 and longitude -90.3054. St. Louis County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 512 feet.

The formal boundaries for the City of Ferguson (see map) encompass a land area of 6.2 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 20,943
Population in Households 20,750
Population in Familes 16,892
Population in Group Qrtrs 193
Population Density1 3,381
Diversity Index2 46


Total Households 8,133
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 5,415
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 9,155 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,909 (53.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,225 (35.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,022 (11.2%)
Median Home Value $102,400
Average Home Value $128,774


Median Household Income $36,087
Average Household Income $46,505
Per Capita Income $18,097
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.29% -0.1%
Households -0.17% -0.06%
Families -0.37% -0.22%
Median Household Income   2.21%
Per Capita Income   2.95%
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.


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, 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 # 33 97th
Population Density1 # 54 95th
Diversity Index2 # 60 94th
Median Household Income # 688 33rd
Per Capita Income # 729 29th

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