Festus, Missouri Population 2023

13,036

Festus is a city located in Jefferson County Missouri. With a 2023 population of 13,036, it is the 68th largest city in Missouri and the 3344th largest city in the United States.Festus is currently growing at a rate of 0.85% annually and its population has increased by 2.6% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 12,706 in 2020. Spanning over 6 miles, Festus has a population density of 2,252 people per square mile.

The average household income in Festus is $66,827 with a poverty rate of 15.03%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Festus is 36.6 years, 35.4 years for males, and 39 years for females.

Festus Demographics

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

  • White: 93.35%
  • Black or African American: 2.99%
  • Two or more races: 2.82%
  • Asian: 0.59%
  • Native American: 0.25%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
The current population of Festus, Missouri is 13,036 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 12,706.

Festus, Missouri Population 2023

Population by Race

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Festus Population by Race

Festus Population Pyramid 2023

Festus Median Age

36.6

Total

35.4

Male

39

Female

Festus Adults

There are 9,332 adults, (1,962 of whom are seniors) in Festus.

Festus Age Dependency

63.6

Age Dependency Ratio

26.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Festus Sex Ratio

Female6,57954.58%
Male5,47545.42%

Festus Population by Age

Festus Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

3.05

Average Family Size

2.5

Average Household Size

57.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Festus Households and Families

Male

Female

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Festus Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Festus Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 43.33%.

Festus Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

$37,773

Average Earnings

$39,236

Average Male

$33,534

Average Female

Festus Earnings by Educational Attainment

Festus Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Festus Language

98.94% of Festus residents speak only English, while 1.06% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 0.53% of the population.

Festus Language

Festus Poverty by Race

rate

15.03%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.46%

Male Poverty Rate

12.74%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Festus

The race most likely to be in poverty in Festus is Black, with 223.29% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Festus is Hispanic, with 5.95% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.14%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.74%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.42%.

Festus Poverty

Festus Poverty Rate by Education

Festus Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Festus Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Festus Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

47.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.3%

Male Marriage Rate

46.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Festus Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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 45-54.

Festus Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Festus Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

898

Number of Veterans

798

Male Veterans

100

Female Veterans

Festus Veterans by War

Festus Veterans by Age

count

Festus Veterans by Race

Festus Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

14.12%

Veteran Poverty Rate

40.55%

Veteran Disability Rate

Festus Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

63.2%

Labor Force Participation

59.2%

Employment Rate

6.2%

Unemployment Rate

Festus Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Festus Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Festus 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

80.18%

Born in Festus

94.18%

Native Born

0.69%

Foreign Born

0.43%

Non Citizen

0.26%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.18% of Festus residents were born in the United States, with 80.18% having been born in Missouri. 0.43% 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: data after 2020 is projected based on recent growth

Festus Population by Year