Festus, MO

11,929 Population
5.7 square miles 2,090.4 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 5-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
0.2%
was 0.2%
 
Population Density
2,090.4
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
54.9%
was 55.4%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
0.7%
was 0.9%
 
Percent Under 18
25.4%
was 25.2%
 
Percent 65 and Over
16.0%
was 16.4%
 

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
--
No Data Available
Percent Living in Poverty
12.7%
was 12.5%
 
Median Household Income
$45,523
was $45,686
 
Gini Income Distribution
 
40.8
39.5
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
8.4
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
610.7
was 415.9
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
2,024.6
was 2,223.7
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
5,220
was 5,337
 
Median Rent
$698
was $672
 
Total Building Permits
32
was 20
 
Occupied Housing Units
4,637
was 4,745
 
Homeownership Rate
66.6%
was 65.8%
 
Single Family Building Permits
22
was 20
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
914.7
was 935.2
 
Rental Vacancy Rate
27.4%
was 26.7%
 
Multifamily Building Permits
10
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.5
was 2.5
 
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
6.8
was 4.2
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
2.7
was 1.7
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
97.6%
was 97.8%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
84.8%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
100%
was 100%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
85.7%
was 86.5%
 
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
16.6%
was 18.0%
 

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