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Overview

Introduction to Ferguson, Missouri

Ferguson, Missouri, in St. Louis county, is located 3 miles S of Florissant, Missouri (center to center) and is 8 miles N of St. Louis, Missouri. It is part of the surrounding Saint Louis metro area.

Ferguson History

Ferguson is a city located in Saint Louis County. The city was founded in the year 1894. It was established as a station by William B. Ferguson for the Wabash Railroad. Soon after the establishment of the city, several street car lines were built which was finished during the year 1950. The city mostly developed during this time and became a booming shopping and tourist destination.

Ferguson and nearby Attractions

  • Jefferson Barracks Historical Park
  • Scott Joplin House State Historic Site
  • Frank Holten State Recreation Area
  • Mississippi River State Fish & Wildlife Area
  • Saint Louis Art Museum
  • Saint Louis Holocaust Museum

Things To Do In Ferguson

The city of Ferguson offers a wide range of tourist attraction. Amongst the famous tourist attractions of the area are the Jefferson Barracks Historical Park, Mississippi River State Fish and Wildlife Area, Saint Louis Art Museum, and Scott Joplin House State Historic Site. In addition, the city organizes several recreational events and programs throughout the year.

Ferguson Transportation

Flights can be availed from Lambert - Saint Louis International Airport.

Ferguson Higher Education

Higher education in Ferguson can be availed through Southern Illinois University, University of Missouri, Washington University in Saint Louis, and Webster University.

People

Total Population 21,120
Male Share of the Population 44%
Female Share of the Population 56%
Senior Citizens 9.6%
Employed Population 16+ 9,632
Age of the Population 36

Families

% of people married 34.9%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 20.9%
Median Earnings25+ $30,565
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $18,865
Median Earnings With High School Degree $25,663

Wealth

Median Family Income $46,808
% Above Poverty Level 77.9%
% Below Poverty Level 22.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.7%
% Using Public Transportation 6.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 29.8%
Median Gross Rent $874
Median House Value $87,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 64%
US/American 0%
English 4.7%
Irish 8.7%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Ferguson Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles S of Florissant, Missouri (center to center)
Nearest Large City 8 miles N of St. Louis, Missouri
County St Louis
Metro Area Saint Louis
Standard Zip Codes 63135, 63136
P.O. Box Zip Codes 63145
Phone Area Codes 314
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.744
Longitude -90.305

Ferguson Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station ST LOUIS INTL AP
Distance 3.3 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 38 F
Apr Temp 47 to 67 F
Jul Temp 71 to 90 F
Oct Temp 48 to 68 F
Annual Precip 38.7 inches
Station ALTON MELVIN PRICE L&D
Distance 9.8 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 36 F
Apr Temp 45 to 64 F
Jul Temp 69 to 88 F
Oct Temp 46 to 68 F
Annual Precip 38.5 inches
Station ST PETERS 2 SSE
Distance 16.8 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 38 F
Apr Temp 42 to 67 F
Jul Temp 68 to 90 F
Oct Temp 45 to 70 F
Annual Precip 38.2 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Ferguson, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Burke City (63135)

Lambert Arprt (63145)

Saint Louis Air Mail Center (63145)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Berkeley 9,083 $43,438
Calverton Park 1,289 $47,500
Country Club Hills 1,398 $20,147
Dellwood 5,011 $41,808
Kinloch 267 $16,875

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Ferguson Public Libraries

Library
Ferguson Municipal Public Library
35 N. FLORISSANT RD.
Ferguson, Missouri
(314) 521-4820
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