Ferguson, Missouri Population 2020

20,500

Ferguson is a city located in Missouri. With a 2020 population of 20,500, it is the 37th largest city in Missouri and the 1808th largest city in the United States. Ferguson is currently declining at a rate of -0.56% annually and its population has decreased by -3.32% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 21,203 in 2010. Ferguson reached it's highest population of 28,759 in 1970. Spanning over 6 miles, Ferguson has a population density of 3,321 people per square mile.

The average household income in Ferguson is $52,886 with a poverty rate of 21.59%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $887 per month, and the median house value is $81,600. The median age in Ferguson is 34.5 years, 30.1 years for males, and 37.8 years for females. For every 100 females there are 82.0 males.

Ferguson Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 69.93%
  • White: 23.74%
  • Two or more races: 4.14%
  • Other race: 0.81%
  • Asian: 0.73%
  • Native American: 0.64%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Ferguson, Missouri is 20,500, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 20,730.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 21,203.

Ferguson, Missouri Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American14,63869.93%
White4,96923.74%
Two or More Races8674.14%
Some Other Race1690.81%
Asian1530.73%
American Indian and Alaska Native1350.64%

Ferguson Population Pyramid 2020

Ferguson Median Age

34.5


Total

30.1


Male

37.8


Female

Ferguson Adults

There are 15,120 adults, (2,608 of whom are seniors) in Ferguson.

Ferguson Age Dependency

67.3

Age Dependency Ratio

20.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

46.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Ferguson Sex Ratio

Female

11,502

54.95%

Male

9,429

45.05%

Ferguson Households and Families

Ferguson Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Ferguson Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married80.9%19.1%
Non Family56.1%43.9%
All54%46%
Male40.4%59.6%
Female30.5%69.5%

54.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,1312.5554
Female2,6263.1130.5
Non Family2,5191.2156.1
Married2,3973.2880.9
Male5892.8440.4

3.06

Average Family Size

2.55

Average Household Size

5.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Ferguson Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3983.11%
9th to 12th Grade1,0087.87%
High School Graduate4,05531.67%
Some College3,55627.78%
Associates Degree1,2779.98%
Bachelors Degree1,51511.83%
Graduate Degree9937.76%

Ferguson Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Black8,2157,1621,179
White3,8553,6421,239
Multiple Races43136077
Hispanic176163
Asian994313
Native American6565
Other Race2222

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 32.14%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,007$33,479$29,079
Less Than High School$18,425$21,750$8,803
High School Grad$23,021$22,156$25,260
Some College$33,705$40,500$28,880
Bachelors Degree$40,364$48,611$36,364
Graduate Degree$51,731$52,478$49,942

$31,007

Average Earnings

$33,479

Average Male

$29,079

Average Female

Ferguson Language

Ferguson Language by Age

Ferguson Language

97.49% of Ferguson residents speak only English, while 2.51% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.01% of the population.

Ferguson Poverty

Ferguson Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black14,4033,31423.01%
White4,7574048.49%
Multiple86736942.56%
Other16912875.74%
Hispanic27612043.48%
Native13511988.15%
Asian1498456.38%

21.59%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.21%

Male Poverty Rate

22.72%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ferguson

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ferguson is Native, with 88.15% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ferguson is White, with 8.49% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.28%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.92%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.91%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School26.97%
High School18.44%
Some College11.09%
Bachelors or Greater6.02%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed42.03%
Male Unemployed31.34%
Female Employed13.66%
Male Employed5.83%

Ferguson Income

Ferguson Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$41,657$52,886
Families$45,035$56,850
Married Families$75,745-
Non Families$27,929$40,607

Ferguson Marital Status

Ferguson Marital Status

Marriage Rates

32.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

36.2%

Male Marriage Rate

29.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Ferguson Married by Age and Sex

Ferguson Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Ferguson Marital Status by Race

Ferguson Veterans

1,447

Number of Veterans

1,206

Male Veterans

241

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam655
Second Gulf War295
First Gulf War160
World War II81
Korea50
Name Veterans % of Total
Black7897.91%
White58013.18%
2 or More6213.19%
Indian1624.62%

$Ferguson Veterans by Education

9.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.47%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ferguson Employment Status

66.7%

Labor Force Participation

59.6%

Employment Rate

10.3%

Unemployment Rate

Ferguson Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

79.57%

Born in Missouri

98.27%

Native Born

1.73%

Foreign Born

1.13%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

98.27% of Ferguson residents were born in the United States, with 79.57% having been born in Missouri. 1.13% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Africa.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202020,500-115-0.56%
201920,615-115-0.55%
201820,730-70-0.34%
201720,800-115-0.55%
201620,915-176-0.83%
201521,091-44-0.21%
201421,135-42-0.20%
201321,177-51-0.24%
201221,228-25-0.12%
201121,253-17-0.08%
201021,270-1,136-0.52%
200022,4061200.05%
199022,286-2,263-0.96%
198024,549-4,210-1.57%
197028,7596,6102.65%
196022,14910,5766.71%
195011,5735,8497.29%
19405,7241,9264.19%
19303,7980.00%