Ferguson, MO Profile: Facts & Data


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Ferguson, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Ferguson had a population of 21,291 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

The City of Ferguson is located within Township of Ferguson, a minor civil division (MCD) of St. Louis County.

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, 2018.

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Ferguson, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 21,291
Population in Households 21,099
Population in Familes 17,065
Population in Group Qrtrs 192
Population Density1 3,436
Diversity Index2 44


Median Household Income $40,174
Average Household Income $52,456
Per Capita Income $20,261


Total Housing Units 9,247 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,588 (49.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,586 (38.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,073 (11.6%)
Median Home Value $97,846
Average Home Value $120,880


Total Households 8,174
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 5,442
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  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 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.05% 0.07%
Households -0.03% 0.01%
Families -0.13% -0.06%
Median Household Income   2.9%
Per Capita Income   3.09%

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, 2018 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 # 37 97th
Population Density # 54 95th
Diversity Index # 73 93rd
Median Household Income # 662 36th
Per Capita Income # 770 25th

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