Festus, Missouri Population 2022

12,063
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Festus is a city located in Jefferson County Missouri. Festus has a 2020 population of 12,063. Festus is currently growing at a rate of 0.07% annually and its population has increased by 3.98% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 11,601 in 2010.

The average household income in Festus is $66,827 with a poverty rate of 7.74%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $833 per month, and the median house value is $137,100. The median age in Festus is 37.6 years, 36.5 years for males, and 40 years for females.

Festus Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Festuswas:

  • White: 96.44%
  • Black or African American: 2.00%
  • Two or more races: 0.72%
  • Asian: 0.54%
  • Native American: 0.30%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Festus, Missouri is 12,063 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 12,063.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 11,601.

Festus, Missouri Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White11,55596.44%
Black or African American2402.00%
Two or More Races860.72%
Asian650.54%
American Indian and Alaska Native360.30%
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Festus Population by Race

Festus Population Pyramid $2022

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Festus Median Age

37.6


Total

36.5


Male

40


Female

Festus Adults

There are 9,254 adults, (1,978 of whom are seniors) in Festus.

Festus Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

27.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Festus Sex Ratio

Female

6,568

54.82%

Male

5,414

45.18%

Festus Population by Age

Festus Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Festus Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female38.2%61.8%
Male43.3%56.7%
Non Family56.2%43.8%
All66.7%33.3%
Married82.8%17.2%

66.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Festus Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,6142.5766.7
Married2,3543.2982.8
Non Family1,4161.2156.2
Female6292.7838.2
Male2152.9743.3

3.08

Average Family Size

2.57

Average Household Size

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Festus Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1381.65%
9th to 12th Grade88910.64%
High School Graduate2,51930.14%
Some College2,24926.91%
Associates Degree88910.64%
Bachelors Degree98311.76%
Graduate Degree6928.28%
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Festus Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Festus Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White7,9126,8981,584
Black23522219
Hispanic104104
2+ Races383838
Native American3636
Asian343434

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 asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

Festus Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,324$40,651$28,804
Less Than 9th Grade$32,519$34,239$27,383
High School Graduate$21,694$25,536$17,143
Some College$37,413$47,536$28,967
Bachelors Degree$50,156$67,778$33,983
Graduate Degree$27,427$26,950$50,125

$34,324

Average Earnings

$40,651

Average Male

$28,804

Average Female

Festus Earnings by Educational Attainment

Festus Language by Age

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Festus Language

99.31% of Festus residents speak only English, while 0.69% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 0.37% of the population.

Festus Language

Festus Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White11,0717636.89%
Black23110344.59%
Native3636100.00%
Hispanic28793.14%
OtherNaN%

7.74%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.97%

Male Poverty Rate

8.37%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Festus

The race most likely to be in poverty in Festus is Native, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Festus is Hispanic, with 3.14% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.32%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.02%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 8.78%.

Festus Poverty

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Name Poverty
High School13.13%
Less Than 9th Grade12.04%
Some College5.05%
Bachelors or Greater1.26%

Festus Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed26.13%
Female Employed5.02%
Male Employed3.33%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Festus Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Festus Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$55,236$66,827
Families$67,643$78,392
Married Families$78,542-
Non Families$32,455$38,262
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Income by Household Type

Festus Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

52.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.8%

Male Marriage Rate

51.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Festus Married by Age and Sex

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Festus Marriage

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

Festus Marital Status by Race

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Festus Marital Status

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917

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam327
First Gulf War179
Second Gulf War145
Korea84
World War II22

Festus Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
55 to 64357
65 to 74208
75+150
35 to 54120
18 to 3482

Festus Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White8749.81%
Native American36100.00%
Hispanic1610.53%
Black72.98%

Festus Veterans by Race

Festus Veterans by Education

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13.36%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.18%

Veteran Disability Rate

Festus Veterans by Education

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63.5%

Labor Force Participation

59.9%

Employment Rate

5.8%

Unemployment Rate

Festus Employment by Age

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Festus Employment by Race

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Festus Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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80.88%

Born in Festus

99.28%

Native Born

0.72%

Foreign Born

0.64%

Non Citizen

0.08%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.28% of Festus residents were born in the United States, with 80.88% having been born in Missouri. 0.64% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Festus Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202212,06390.07%
202112,05490.07%
202012,04590.07%
201912,03690.07%
201812,027170.14%
201712,010340.28%
201611,976380.32%
201511,9381521.29%
201411,786590.50%
201311,727380.33%
201211,689420.36%
201111,647460.40%
201011,6011,9411.85%
20009,6601,5551.77%
19908,1055310.68%
19807,574440.06%
19707,5305090.70%
19607,0211,8223.05%
19505,1995791.19%
19404,6205351.24%
19304,0857372.01%
19203,3487922.74%
19102,5560.00%

Festus Population by Year