St. Louis, MO-IL

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Population

2.8M

0.0888% decline

Median Age

39.6


Median Household Income

$62,790

1.98% growth

Poverty Rate

12.2%


Number of Employees

1.41M

0.557% growth

Median Property Value

$180,700

4.94% growth

About

In 2018, St. Louis, MO-IL had a population of 2.8M people with a median age of 39.6 and a median household income of $62,790. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of St. Louis, MO-IL declined from 2.81M to 2.8M, a -0.0888% decrease and its median household income grew from $61,571 to $62,790, a 1.98% increase.

The population of St. Louis, MO-IL is 73.6% White Alone, 18.1% Black or African American Alone, and 3.02% Hispanic or Latino. 6.77% of the people in St. Louis, MO-IL speak a non-English language, and 97.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in St. Louis, MO-IL are Webster University (5,644 degrees awarded in 2017), Washington University in St Louis (5,312 degrees), and Saint Louis University (3,502 degrees).

The median property value in St. Louis, MO-IL is $180,700, and the homeownership rate is 68.4%. Most people in St. Louis, MO-IL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 25 minutes. The average car ownership in St. Louis, MO-IL is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of St. Louis, MO-IL employs 1.41M people. The largest industries in St. Louis, MO-IL are Health Care & Social Assistance (206,655 people), Retail Trade (152,712 people), and Manufacturing (151,659 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($73,144), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($70,230), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($67,432).

Median household income in St. Louis, MO-IL is $62,790. Males in St. Louis, MO-IL have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $55,889. The income inequality in St. Louis, MO-IL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.48, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$62,790

2018 value

± $1,146

1.98%

1 Year Growth

± 2.14%

Households in St. Louis, MO-IL have a median annual income of $62,790, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $61,571 in 2017, which represents a 1.98% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$74,413

Average Male Salary

± $1,190

$55,889

Average Female Salary

± $913

In 2018, full-time male employees in Illinois made 1.33 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Illinois 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

    $70,233 ± $3,218

  2. White

    $60,032 ± $826

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $53,351 ± $34,221

In 2018 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Illinois workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.17 times more than White 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, MO-IL is from Illinois.

0.48

2018 Wage GINI

0.482

2017 Wage GINI

In 2018, the income inequality in Illinois was 0.48 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.354% decline from 2017 to 2018, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2018 the GINI for Illinois was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Illinois in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Illinois 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)

In 2018, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in St. Louis, MO-IL was DuPage County, IL with a value of $93,750, followed by Kendall County, IL and Lake County, IL, with respective values of $89,862 and $87,133.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

12.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in St. Louis, MO-IL (335k out of 2.75M people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

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. White

    174,920 ± 3,219

  2. Black

    135,708 ± 2,677

  3. Hispanic

    15,356 ± 925

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

1.41M

2018 Value

± 19,875

0.557%

1 Year growth

± 1.98%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in St. Louis, MO-IL grew at a rate of 0.557%, from 1.4M employees to 1.41M employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in St. Louis, MO-IL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (165,689 people), Management Occupations (143,096 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (141,476 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of St. Louis, MO-IL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of St. Louis, MO-IL, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (165,689 people), Management Occupations (143,096 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (141,476 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, St. Louis, MO-IL has an unusually high number of residents working as Computer & Mathematical Occupations (1.23 times higher than expected), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (1.19 times), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (1.18 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of St. Louis, MO-IL, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($78,675), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($77,256), and Legal Occupations ($76,561).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

1.41M

2018 Value

± 19,875

0.557%

1 Year growth

± 1.98%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in St. Louis, MO-IL grew at a rate of 0.557%, from 1.4M employees to 1.41M employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in St. Louis, MO-IL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (206,655 people), Retail Trade (152,712 people), and Manufacturing (151,659 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of St. Louis, MO-IL, though some of these residents may live in St. Louis, MO-IL 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, MO-IL, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (206,655 people), Retail Trade (152,712 people), and Manufacturing (151,659 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, St. Louis, MO-IL has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.69 times higher than expected), Finance & Insurance (1.29 times), and Wholesale Trade (1.16 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in St. Louis, MO-IL, by median earnings, are Utilities ($73,144), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($70,230), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($67,432).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $82.9B

  2. $78.3B

  3. $75B

In 2015, the top outbound Illinois product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $82.9B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($78.3B) and Gasoline ($75B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$952B

2020 Value

$1.31T

Projected 2045 Value

37.7% growth

In 2020, total outbound Illinois trade was $952B. This is expected to increase 37.7% to $1.31T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Illinois 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 Illinois to other states, or from other states to Illinois.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $69.2B

  2. $54.7B

  3. $36.3B

In 2015, the top outbound Illinois domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Indiana with $69.2B, followed by Wisconsin with $54.7B and Michigan and $36.3B.

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

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Health

93.7% of the population of St. Louis, MO-IL has health coverage, with 55.5% on employee plans, 11.7% on Medicaid, 13.3% on Medicare, 11.6% on non-group plans, and 1.64% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the msa of St. Louis, MO-IL was $8,262 in 2014. This is a 4.44% increase from the previous year ($7,911).

Primary care physicians in St. Louis, MO-IL see 1240 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.322% decrease from the previous year (1244 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1332 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 526 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Stephenson County and St. Clair County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (12.7%). Additionally, Stephenson County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (35.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,240 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Illinois see an average of 1,240 patients per year. This represents a 0.322% decrease from the previous year (1,244 patients).

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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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$8,262

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,875

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$4,959

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,116

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Illinois (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.44%, from $7,911 to $8,262.

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

6.34%

Uninsured

55.5%

Employer Coverage

11.7%

Medicaid

13.3%

Medicare

11.6%

Non-Group

1.64%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in St. Louis, MO-IL grew by 0.0899% from 6.34% to 6.34%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in St. Louis, MO-IL 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. 12.7% prevalence

  2. 12.7% prevalence

  3. 12% prevalence

Stephenson County and St. Clair County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in Illinois, at 12.7%.

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

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Diversity

St. Louis, MO-IL is home to a population of 2.8M people, from which 97.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 4.57% of St. Louis, MO-IL residents were born outside of the country (128k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of St. Louis, MO-IL is composed of 2.06M White Alone residents (73.6%), 508k Black or African American Alone residents (18.1%), 84.7k Hispanic or Latino residents (3.02%), 76.7k Asian Alone residents (2.73%), 61.4k Two or More Races residents (2.19%), 5.23k Some Other Race Alone residents (0.186%), 4.74k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.169%), and 1.17k Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0416%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in St. Louis, MO-IL are Spanish (55,107 speakers), Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (14,548 speakers), and Serbo-Croatian (12,839 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

39

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.2

42

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.1

In 2018, the median age of all people in St. Louis, MO-IL was 39.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 39, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in St. Louis, MO-IL are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all St. Louis, MO-IL residents was 39.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.57%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

128k people

4.48%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

126k people

As of 2017, 4.57% of St. Louis, MO-IL residents (128k people) 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, MO-IL was 4.48%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    642,065 ± 19,171 people

  2. India

    174,548 ± 10,187 people

  3. Poland

    126,880 ± 8,702 people

In 2018, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Illinois was Mexico, the natal country of 642,065 Illinois residents, followed by India with 174,548 and Poland with 126,880.

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Citizenship

97.6%

2018 Citizenship

97.6%

2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 97.6% of St. Louis, MO-IL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in St. Louis, MO-IL was 97.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    2.06M ± 2.36k

  2. Black or African American Alone

    508k ± 4.44k

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    84.7k ± 5.36k

In 2018, there were 4.06 times more White Alone residents (2.06M people) in St. Louis, MO-IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 508k Black or African American Alone and 84.7k 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, MO-IL as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish

    55,107 speakers (2.09%)

  2. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)

    14,548 speakers (0.552%)

  3. Serbo-Croatian

    12,839 speakers (0.487%)

6.77% of St. Louis, MO-IL citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.9%. In 2018, the most common non-English language spoken in St. Louis, MO-IL was Spanish. 2.09% of the overall population of St. Louis, MO-IL are native Spanish speakers. 0.552% speak Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) and 0.487% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    60,804 ± 3,220

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    32,255 ± 3,131

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    26,045 ± 2,910

St. Louis, MO-IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.89 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in St. Louis, MO-IL awarded 44,500 degrees. The student population of St. Louis, MO-IL is skewed towards women, with 70,341 male students and 97,589 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in St. Louis, MO-IL are White (28,757 and 68.4%), followed by Black or African American (6,813 and 16.2%), Unknown (1,889 and 4.49%), and Asian (1,793 and 4.26%).

The largest universities in St. Louis, MO-IL by number of degrees awarded are Webster University (5,644 and 12.7%), Washington University in St Louis (5,312 and 11.9%), and Saint Louis University (3,502 and 7.87%).

The most popular majors in St. Louis, MO-IL are General Business Administration & Management (3,757 and 8.44%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (2,909 and 6.54%), and Registered Nursing (2,167 and 4.87%).

The median tuition costs in St. Louis, MO-IL are $25,100 for private four year colleges, and $7,576 and $9,529 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 1,299 degrees awarded

  2. 1,131 degrees awarded

  3. 814 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in St. Louis, MO-IL was Registered Nursing with 1,299 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 5,644 degrees awarded

  2. 5,312 degrees awarded

  3. 3,502 degrees awarded

$7,576

Median In-State Public

$25,100

Median Private

In 2017, the St. Louis, MO-IL institution with the largest number of graduating students was Webster University with 5,644 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

18,853

Degrees Awarded to Men

25,647

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 18,853 men were awarded degrees from institutions in St. Louis, MO-IL, which is 0.735 times less than the 25,647 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

    28,757 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    6,813 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    1,889 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in St. Louis, MO-IL were to White students. These 28,757 degrees mean that there were 4.22 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 6,813 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in St. Louis, MO-IL was $180,700 in 2018, which is 0.787 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $172,200 to $180,700, a 4.94% increase. The homeownership rate in St. Louis, MO-IL is 68.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in St. Louis, MO-IL have an average commute time of 25 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in St. Louis, MO-IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$180,700

2018 Median

± $2,528

$172,200

2017 Median

± $1,675

In 2018, the median property value in St. Louis, MO-IL grew to to $180,700 from the previous year's value of $172,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in St. Louis, MO-IL 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, MO-IL the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$62,790

Median Household Income

± $1,146

1.14M

Number of Households

± 16,949

In 2018, the median household income of the 1.14M households in St. Louis, MO-IL grew to $62,790 from the previous year's value of $61,571.

The following chart displays the households in St. Louis, MO-IL 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in St. Louis, MO-IL distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In St. Louis, MO-IL the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

68.4%

2018 Homeownership

68.9%

2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 68.4% of the housing units in St. Louis, MO-IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 68.9%.

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

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Commute Time

25 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in St. Louis, MO-IL have a shorter commute time (25 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.8% of the workforce in St. Louis, MO-IL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83.6%

  2. Carpooled

    6.92%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.6%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in St. Louis, MO-IL was Drove Alone (83.6%), followed by those who Carpooled (6.92%) and those who Worked At Home (4.6%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in St. Louis, MO-IL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in St. Louis, MO-IL have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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