Festus, MO Profile: Facts & Data

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Festus, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Festus had a population of 12,106 as of July 1, 2020. Festus ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Missouri. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Festus is located at latitude 38.2206 and longitude -90.396 in Jefferson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Festus encompass a land area of 5.71 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Jefferson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 433 feet.

The City of Festus (GNIS ID: 2394763) 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.

The City of Festus is located within Township of River View, a minor civil division (MCD) of Jefferson County.

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

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Festus, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)

POPULATION

Total Population 12,106 (100%)
Population in Households 11,880 (98.1%)
Population in Families 9,446 (78.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 226 ( 1.9%)
Population Density 2,092
Diversity Index2 18
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $52,078
Average Household Income $71,379
% of Income for Mortgage4 12%
Per Capita Income $28,880
Wealth Index5 70
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 5,243 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,260 (62.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,613 (30.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 369 ( 7.0%)
Median Home Value $154,869
Average Home Value $165,544
Housing Affordability Index3 203
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 4,874
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 3,141
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.45% 0.52%
Households 0.51% 0.56%
Families 0.38% 0.45%
Median Household Income   1.16%
Per Capita Income   1.82%
Owner Occupied HU   0.59%

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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, 2020 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 # 72 93rd
Population Density # 100 90th
Median Household Income # 390 62nd
Housing Affordability Index # 460 45th
Per Capita Income # 267 74th
Diversity Index # 356 66th

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