Ferguson, Missouri Population 2023

17,723

Ferguson is a city located in Missouri. With a 2023 population of 17,723, it is the 48th largest city in Missouri and the 2576th largest city in the United States.Ferguson is currently declining at a rate of -1.49% annually and its population has decreased by -14.10% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 20,631 in 2020. Spanning over 6 miles, Ferguson has a population density of 2,872 people per square mile.

The average household income in Ferguson is $51,938 with a poverty rate of 29.68%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Ferguson is 34.3 years, 30.9 years for males, and 37.3 years for females.

Ferguson Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Ferguson was:

  • Black or African American: 68.96%
  • White: 22.50%
  • Two or more races: 5.48%
  • Other race: 1.81%
  • Native American: 0.76%
  • Asian: 0.48%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Ferguson, Missouri is 17,723 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 20,631.

Ferguson, Missouri Population 2023

Population by Race

Black or African American

White

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Ferguson Population by Race

Ferguson Population Pyramid 2023

Ferguson Median Age

34.3

Total

30.9

Male

37.3

Female

Ferguson Adults

There are 15,175 adults, (2,598 of whom are seniors) in Ferguson.

Ferguson Age Dependency

64

Age Dependency Ratio

20.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Ferguson Sex Ratio

Female11,72456.83%
Male8,90743.17%

Ferguson Population by Age

Ferguson Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

3

Average Family Size

2.31

Average Household Size

49.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Ferguson Households and Families

Male

Female

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Ferguson Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Ferguson Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 30.06%.

Ferguson Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

$30,784

Average Earnings

$31,108

Average Male

$30,441

Average Female

Ferguson Earnings by Educational Attainment

Ferguson Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Ferguson Language

97.63% of Ferguson residents speak only English, while 2.37% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.32% of the population.

Ferguson Language

Ferguson Poverty by Race

rate

29.68%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.85%

Male Poverty Rate

27.23%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ferguson

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ferguson is Native, with 266.10% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ferguson is White, with 8.16% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.33%. Among those working part-time, it was 26.89%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.80%.

Ferguson Poverty

Ferguson Poverty Rate by Education

Ferguson Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Ferguson Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Ferguson Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

30.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

33.0%

Male Marriage Rate

29.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Ferguson Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Ferguson Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Ferguson Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Ferguson Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

906

Number of Veterans

727

Male Veterans

179

Female Veterans

Ferguson Veterans by War

Ferguson Veterans by Age

count

Ferguson Veterans by Race

Ferguson Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6.85%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.03%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ferguson Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

64.8%

Labor Force Participation

59.3%

Employment Rate

8.1%

Unemployment Rate

Ferguson Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Ferguson Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Ferguson Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

87.15%

Born in Ferguson

109.47%

Native Born

1.89%

Foreign Born

1.16%

Non Citizen

0.73%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

109.47% of Ferguson residents were born in the United States, with 87.15% having been born in Missouri. 1.16% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Africa.

Ferguson Place of Birth

Note: data after 2020 is projected based on recent growth

Ferguson Population by Year