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Ferguson is a city in St. Louis County. The population was 22,406 at the 2000 census.


Ferguson is located at 38°44′44″N, 90°17′48″W (38.745650, -90.296556).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.2 mi². 6.2 mi² of it is land and 0.16% is water.


As of the census of 2000, there were 22,406 people, 8,612 households, and 5,838 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,620.6/mi². There were 9,191 housing units at an average density of 1,485.2/mi². The racial makeup of the city was 44.75% White, 52.41% African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.67% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.38% from other races, and 1.67% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.02% of the population.

There were 8,612 households out of which 36.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.9% were married couples living together, 25.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.2% were non-families. 27.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.14.

In the city the population was spread out with 30.3% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 29.7% from 25 to 44, 19.0% from 45 to 64, and 12.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 84.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 76.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $35,647, and the median income for a family was $39,872. Males had a median income of $35,499 versus $23,523 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,661. About 10.2% of families and 11.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.5% of those under age 18 and 3.1% of those age 65 or over.


Ferguson was founded in 1894 by William B. Ferguson as a station for the Wabash Railroad. A bust of William B. Ferguson, sculpted by William N. Duncan now sits in the Lobby of the Ferguson City Hall.

Neighboring Ferguson

Berkeley | Calverton Park | Cool Valley | Dellwood | Florissant | Hazelwood | Jennings | Kinloch | Normandy

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