St. Louis city, MO

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Population

308,626

0.892% decline

Median Age

35.6


Median Household Income

$41,441

2.71% growth

Poverty Rate

25%


Number of Employees

156,857

0.59% growth

Median Property Value

$141,400

12.4% growth

About

In 2017, St. Louis city, MO had a population of 309k people with a median age of 35.6 and a median household income of $41,441. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of St. Louis city, MO declined from 311,404 to 308,626, a -0.892% decrease and its median household income grew from $40,346 to $41,441, a 2.71% increase.

The population of St. Louis city, MO is 46.6% Black or African American Alone, 43.6% White Alone, and 4.03% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in St. Louis city, MO speak a non-English language, and 95.5% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in St. Louis city, MO are Saint Louis University (3,587 degrees awarded in 2016), Saint Louis Community College (2,524 degrees), and Ranken Technical College (725 degrees).

The median property value in St. Louis city, MO is $141,400, and the homeownership rate is 43.7%. Most people in St. Louis city, MO commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.5 minutes. The average car ownership in St. Louis city, MO is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of St. Louis city, MO employs 157k people. The largest industries in St. Louis city, MO are Health Care & Social Assistance (25,532 people), Educational Services (16,977 people), and Manufacturing (15,008 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($92,006), Utilities ($75,946), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($65,173).

Median household income in St. Louis city, MO is $41,441. Males in St. Louis city, MO have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,000. The income inequality in St. Louis city, MO (measured using the Gini index) is 0.46, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$41,441

2017 value

± $2,258

2.71%

1 Year Growth

± 6.48%

Households in St. Louis city, MO have a median annual income of $41,441, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $40,346 in 2016, which represents a 2.71% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$60,780

Average Male Salary

± $1,358

$45,000

Average Female Salary

± $978

In 2017, full-time male employees in St. Louis city, MO made 1.35 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in St. Louis city, MO by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $60,203 ± $7,374

  2. American Indian

    $52,191 ± $20,775

  3. White

    $47,483 ± $843

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of St. Louis city, MO workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.15 times more than American Indian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for St. Louis city, MO is from Missouri.

0.46

2017 Wage GINI

0.464

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Missouri was 0.46 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.872% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Missouri was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Missouri in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Missouri across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 1143

  2. Census Tract 1022

  3. Census Tract 1232

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in St. Louis city, MO was Census Tract 1143 with a value of $72,050, followed by Census Tract 1022 and Census Tract 1232, with respective values of $67,534 and $66,118.

The following map shows all of the tracts in St. Louis city, MO colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

25% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in St. Louis city, MO (76.5k out of 306k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Black

    51,102 ± 1,513

  2. White

    19,511 ± 914

  3. Hispanic

    3,286 ± 367

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in St. Louis city, MO is Black, followed by White and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

157k

2017 Value

± 6,380

0.59%

1 Year growth

± 5.72%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in St. Louis city, MO grew at a rate of 0.59%, from 156k employees to 157k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in St. Louis city, MO, are Other Management Occupations Except Farmers, Ranchers, & Other Agricultural Managers (7,499 people), Building Cleaning & Pest Control Workers (5,046 people), and Nursing, Psychiatric, & Home Health Aides (4,921 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of St. Louis city, MO.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of St. Louis city, MO, by number of employees, are Other Management Occupations Except Farmers, Ranchers, & Other Agricultural Managers (7,499 people), Building Cleaning & Pest Control Workers (5,046 people), and Nursing, Psychiatric, & Home Health Aides (4,921 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, St. Louis city, MO has an unusually high number of residents working as First-Line Supervisors of Law Enforcement Workers (4.22 times higher than expected), Lawyers & Judicial Law Clerks (2.79 times), and Architects, Surveyors, & Cartographers (2.71 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of St. Louis city, MO, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($85,185), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($72,785), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($69,884).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

157k

2017 Value

± 6,380

0.59%

1 Year growth

± 5.72%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in St. Louis city, MO grew at a rate of 0.59%, from 156k employees to 157k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in St. Louis city, MO, are Health Care & Social Assistance (25,532 people), Educational Services (16,977 people), and Manufacturing (15,008 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of St. Louis city, MO, though some of these residents may live in St. Louis city, MO and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in St. Louis city, MO, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (25,532 people), Educational Services (16,977 people), and Manufacturing (15,008 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, St. Louis city, MO has an unusually high number of Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.33 times higher than expected), Accommodation & Food Services (1.22 times), and Educational Services (1.18 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in St. Louis city, MO, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($92,006), Utilities ($75,946), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($65,173).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Missouri to other states, or from other states to Missouri.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $27.7B

  2. $24B

  3. $22.8B

In 2015, the top outbound Missouri product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $27.7B, followed by Motorized vehicles with $24B and Mixed freight and $22.8B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Missouri products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$272B

2015 Value

$433B

Projected 2045 Value

59.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound Missouri trade was $272B. This is expected to increase 59.4% to $433B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Missouri trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Missouri to other states, or from other states to Missouri.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $31.1B

  2. $13.5B

  3. $9.57B

In 2015, the top outbound Missouri domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Illinois with $31.1B, followed by Kansas with $13.5B and Texas and $9.57B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Missouri shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

89.5% of the population of St. Louis city, MO has health coverage, with 45.5% on employee plans, 19.6% on Medicaid, 10.5% on Medicare, 12.1% on non-group plans, and 1.7% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of St. Louis city, MO was $8,107 in 2014. This is a 3.14% increase from the previous year ($7,860).

Primary care physicians in St. Louis city, MO see 1178 patients per year on average, which represents a 2% decrease from the previous year (1202 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1922 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 331 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Pemiscot County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (15.2%). Additionally, DeKalb County and Marion County have the highest prevalence of adult obesity (38.1%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1178 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in St. Louis city, MO see an average of 1178 patients per year. This represents a 2% decrease from the previous year (1202 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in St. Louis city, MO in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,107

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,354

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,413

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,457

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Missouri (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.14%, from $7,860 to $8,107.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

10.5%

Uninsured

45.5%

Employer Coverage

19.6%

Medicaid

10.5%

Medicare

12.1%

Non-Group

1.7%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in St. Louis city, MO declined by 1.4% from 10.7% to 10.5%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in St. Louis city, MO changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 15.2% prevalence

  2. 14.9% prevalence

  3. 14.8% prevalence

Pemiscot County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Missouri, at 15.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Missouri by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

St. Louis city, MO is home to a population of 309k people, from which 95.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 6.89% of St. Louis city, MO residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of St. Louis city, MO is composed of 144k Black or African American Alone residents (46.6%), 134k White Alone residents (43.6%), 12.4k Hispanic or Latino residents (4.03%), 10.4k Asian Alone residents (3.37%), 5.27k Two or More Races residents (1.71%), 1.47k Some Other Race Alone residents (0.476%), 808 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.262%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in St. Louis city, MO are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

36

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

36

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in St. Louis city, MO was 35.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 36, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 36. But people in St. Louis city, MO are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all St. Louis city, MO residents was 35.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

6.89%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

6.44%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 6.89% of St. Louis city, MO residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in St. Louis city, MO was 6.44%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    42,104 ± 5,020 people

  2. India

    19,609 ± 3,432 people

  3. China

    19,003 ± 3,379 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of St. Louis city, MO was Mexico, the natal country of 42,104 St. Louis city, MO residents, followed by India with 19,609 and China with 19,003.

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Citizenship

95.5%

2017 Citizenship

96.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 95.5% of St. Louis city, MO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in St. Louis city, MO was 96.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Black or African American Alone

    144k ± 1.25k

  2. White Alone

    134k ± 895

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    12.4k ± 1.93k

In 2017, there were 1.07 times more Black or African American Alone residents (144k people) in St. Louis city, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 134k White Alone and 12.4k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in St. Louis city, MO as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of St. Louis city, MO citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.5%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in St. Louis city, MO was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of St. Louis city, MO are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    5,162 ± 811

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    2,129 ± 786

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,973 ± 737

St. Louis city, MO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.42 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in St. Louis city, MO awarded 8,269 degrees. The student population of St. Louis city, MO is skewed towards women, with 17,436 male students and 24,534 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in St. Louis city, MO are White (5,490 and 69%), followed by Black or African American (1,446 and 18.2%), Asian (402 and 5.05%), and Hispanic or Latino (242 and 3.04%).

The largest universities in St. Louis city, MO by number of degrees awarded are Saint Louis University (3,587 and 43.4%), Saint Louis Community College (2,524 and 30.5%), and Ranken Technical College (725 and 8.77%).

The most popular majors in St. Louis city, MO are Liberal Arts & Sciences (1,283 and 15.5%), General Business Administration & Management (574 and 6.94%), and Registered Nursing (543 and 6.57%).

The median tuition costs in St. Louis city, MO are $22,774 for private four year colleges, and $4,776 and $9,409 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 148 degrees awarded

  2. 100 degrees awarded

  3. 1,282 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in St. Louis city, MO was Registered Nursing with 148 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in St. Louis city, MO according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 3,587 degrees awarded

  2. 2,524 degrees awarded

  3. 725 degrees awarded

$4,776

Median In-State Public

$22,774

Median Private

In 2016, the St. Louis city, MO institution with the largest number of graduating students was Saint Louis University with 3,587 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

3,442

Degrees Awarded to Men

4,827

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 3,442 men were awarded degrees from institutions in St. Louis city, MO, which is 0.713 times less than the 4,827 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    5,490 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    1,446 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    402 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in St. Louis city, MO were to White students. These 5,490 degrees mean that there were 3.8 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 1,446 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in St. Louis city, MO was $141,400 in 2017, which is 0.65 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $125,800 to $141,400, a 12.4% increase. The homeownership rate in St. Louis city, MO is 43.7%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in St. Louis city, MO have an average commute time of 22.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in St. Louis city, MO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$41,441

Median Household Income

± $2,258

139k

Number of Households

± 5,854

In 2017, the median household income of the 139k households in St. Louis city, MO grew to $41,441 from the previous year's value of $40,346.

The following chart displays the households in St. Louis city, MO distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$141,400

2017 Median

± $6,702

$125,800

2016 Median

± $6,009

In 2017, the median property value in St. Louis city, MO grew to to $141,400 from the previous year's value of $125,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in St. Louis city, MO compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In St. Louis city, MO the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in St. Louis city, MO distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In St. Louis city, MO the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

43.7%

2017 Homeownership

43.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 43.7% of the housing units in St. Louis city, MO were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 43.6%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in St. Louis city, MO compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in St. Louis city, MO distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in St. Louis city, MO have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

22.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in St. Louis city, MO have a shorter commute time (22.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 2.88% of the workforce in St. Louis city, MO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    72%

  2. Public Transit

    8.17%

  3. Carpooled

    6.96%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in St. Louis city, MO was Drove Alone, followed by those who Public Transit and those who Carpooled.

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