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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population21,035
Male Share of the Population43.5%
Female Share of the Population56.5%
Senior Citizens11%
Employed Population 16+9,579
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married33.8%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher20.2%
Median Earnings25+$30,749
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$17,981
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,694

Wealth

Median Family Income$46,113
% Above Poverty Level79%
% Below Poverty Level21%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time27 minutes
% Working from Home1.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.7%
% Using Public Transportation7%

Housing

People Living Alone30.1%
Median Gross Rent$830
Median House Value$87,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)62.1%
German11.2%
Irish8.2%
English5.1%
Italian3.7%
French Except Basque1.3%
Swedish1%
African0.9%
Polish0.9%
Hungarian0.4%
Dutch0.4%
Norwegian0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Scottish0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Austrian0.2%
Russian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Greek0.2%
Estonian0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Arab0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
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Ferguson Almanac

CategoryValue
County St. Louis County
Standard Zip Codes63135
Phone Area Codes314
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude38.75
Approximate Longitude-90.3

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)

StationST LOUIS INTL AP
Distance3.3 miles
Jan Temp21 to 38 F
Apr Temp47 to 67 F
Jul Temp71 to 90 F
Oct Temp48 to 68 F
Annual Precip38.7 inches
StationALTON MELVIN PRICE L&D
Distance9.8 miles
Jan Temp19 to 36 F
Apr Temp45 to 64 F
Jul Temp69 to 88 F
Oct Temp46 to 68 F
Annual Precip38.5 inches
StationST PETERS 2 SSE
Distance16.8 miles
Jan Temp19 to 38 F
Apr Temp42 to 67 F
Jul Temp68 to 90 F
Oct Temp45 to 70 F
Annual Precip38.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Berkeley9,068$34,497
Calverton Park1,243$48,750
Country Club Hills1,356$25,250
Dellwood5,020$45,375
Kinloch308$24,375
Normandy4,973$55,188

Ferguson Public Libraries

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

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Ferguson Public Schools

Central Elem.
201 Wesley Ave
ZIP: 63135
(314) 521-4981
Primary
Total Enrollment 264
Ferguson Middle
701 January Ave
ZIP: 63135
(314) 506-9600
Middle
Total Enrollment 642
Griffith Elem.
200 Day Dr
ZIP: 63135
(314) 521-5971
Primary
Total Enrollment 377
Johnson Wabash Elem.
685 January
ZIP: 63135
(314) 524-0280
Primary
Total Enrollment 432
Lee Hamilton Elem.
401 Powell Ave
ZIP: 63135
(314) 521-6755
Primary
Total Enrollment 342
Mccluer South-berkeley High
201 Brotherton Ln
ZIP: 63135
(314) 506-9800
High
Total Enrollment 554
Vogt Elem.
200 Church St
ZIP: 63135
(314) 521-6347
Primary
Total Enrollment 267
Walnut Grove Elem.
1248 N Florissant Rd
ZIP: 63135
(314) 524-8922
Primary
Total Enrollment 465

Ferguson Private Schools

Blessed Teresa Of Calcutta School
150 N Elizabeth Ave
ZIP: 63135
Elementary
Total Enrollment 196
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