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Household income NAT. AVG.
Unemployment NAT. AVG.
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IndexSt. LouisMissouriNational
Income per capita$31,930$27,044$29,829
Median household income$45,782$49,593$55,322
Median income owner occupied$69,574$62,242$70,586
Median income renter occupied$32,450$30,016$35,192
Median earnings male$38,660$34,901$36,919
Median earnings female$31,372$24,771$26,250
Unemployment rate3.9%4.1%4.7%
Poverty level20.4%15.3%15.1%
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Key findings

  • The income per capita in St. Louis is 7% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in St. Louis is 17% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in St. Louis is 17% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in St. Louis is 35% higher than the national average

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      $30,518 $45,782 $91,564
      $33,058 $49,593 $99,186
      $36,877 $55,322 $110,644
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      St. Louis median earnings by income bracket

      St. Louis employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry6.3%6.3%
      Manufacturing sector12.1%12.1%
      Financial & insurance services4.3%4.3%
      Wholesale & retail services11.9%11.9%
      Public administration4.7%4.7%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities6.8%6.8%
      Education, health & social services17.6%17.6%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Country Life Acres, MO52$250,001351.9%
      Westwood, MO314$250,001351.9%
      Huntleigh, MO447$244,375341.7%
      Ladue, MO8,631$242,792338.9%
      Frontenac, MO3,538$174,676215.7%
      St. Louis, MO304,709$45,78217.2%

      Cities with similar population

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      St. Paul, MN305,877$59,7177.9%
      Cincinnati, OH302,687$42,66322.9%
      Pittsburgh, PA301,286$50,5368.7%
      Henderson, NV309,955$75,43036.3%
      Stockton, CA311,103$58,3935.6%
      St. Louis, MO304,709$45,78217.2%
      Source: The St. Louis, MO employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).