Festus, Missouri

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Population in 2013: 11,829 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +22.5%
Males: 5,780  (48.9%)
Females: 6,049  (51.1%)
Median resident age:  34.9 years
Missouri median age:  33.9 years

Zip codes: 63048.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $45,584 (it was $36,687 in 2000)
Festus:

$45,584
MO:

$45,321
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $23,044 (it was $19,035 in 2000)

Festus city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $138,895 (it was $85,700 in 2000)
Festus:

$138,895
MO:

$135,000
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $151,191; Detached houses: $156,840; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $399,100; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $19,823; Mobile homes: $23,441

Median gross rent in 2012: $621.

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  • White alone - 10,626 (91.9%)
  • Black alone - 342 (3.0%)
  • Two or more races - 313 (2.7%)
  • Hispanic - 103 (0.9%)
  • Other race alone - 75 (0.6%)
  • Asian alone - 53 (0.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 47 (0.4%)

Races in Festus detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Festus: 89.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (27.0%), Irish (11.6%), United States (9.1%), French (8.9%), English (8.1%), Dutch (3.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1887

Elevation: 425 feet

Land area: 4.78 square miles.

Population density: 2,474 people per square mile   (low).

Festus,MO real estate house value index trend

Festus, Missouri map

For population 25 years and over in Festus:

  • High school or higher: 86.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.1%
  • Unemployed: 5.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Festus city:

  • Never married: 25.1%
  • Now married: 46.8%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 8.3%
  • Divorced: 18.5%

223 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.9%
Missouri:  3.8%



According to our research of Missouri and other state lists there were 49 registered sex offenders living in Festus, Missouri as of March 29, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Festus to the number of sex offenders is 240 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,018 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $853 (0.7%)

Festus satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: St. Louis, MO (29.5 miles , pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (288.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Crystal City, MO (1.0 miles ), Herculaneum, MO (1.7 miles ), Horine, MO (1.9 miles ), Pevely, MO (2.1 miles ), Olympian Village, MO (2.6 miles ), Valmeyer, IL (2.7 miles ), Barnhart, MO (2.9 miles ), Hillsboro, MO (3.0 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 67 buildings, average cost: $87,200
  • 1998: 89 buildings, average cost: $84,100
  • 1999: 56 buildings, average cost: $96,300
  • 2000: 38 buildings, average cost: $110,000
  • 2001: 39 buildings, average cost: $114,000
  • 2002: 106 buildings, average cost: $91,200
  • 2003: 155 buildings, average cost: $93,500
  • 2004: 216 buildings, average cost: $98,700
  • 2006: 93 buildings, average cost: $94,900
  • 2007: 60 buildings, average cost: $101,700
  • 2008: 83 buildings, average cost: $85,800
  • 2009: 16 buildings, average cost: $112,200
  • 2010: 38 buildings, average cost: $114,700
  • 2011: 26 buildings, average cost: $128,500
  • 2012: 20 buildings, average cost: $121,100

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 38.22 N, Longitude: 90.40 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -47 (-0.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 975 (19.7%)

Festus household income distribution Festus home values distribution

Crime rates in Festus by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000000020000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.017.50.00.00.00.0
Rapes 523262544244
per 100,000 51.420.430.620.057.018.243.935.135.017.534.434.3
Robberies 2224104376344
per 100,000 20.620.420.439.995.036.426.361.352.626.234.434.3
Assaults 9282121112113121956133323332
per 100,000 946.5837.21233.21117.21074.01101.5834.1534.6289.0279.3283.4274.3
Burglaries 254531364339363637514335
per 100,000 257.2459.5315.9359.1408.7355.0316.1315.5324.1445.1369.3300.0
Thefts 247241214194255190221215185185212247
per 100,000 2541.22460.72181.01935.22423.71729.61940.31884.11620.41614.71820.72117.4
Auto thefts 2313101612111823127119
per 100,000 236.6132.7101.9159.6114.1100.1158.0201.6105.161.194.577.2
Arson 001013306212
per 100,000 0.00.010.20.09.527.326.30.052.617.58.617.1
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 392.8346.7413.3383.9443.5364.2337.3316.2206.8186.7210.1214.1

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Festus detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 35 (24 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.06
Missouri average:

2.42
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.7%
Missouri:

6.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +1,046 (+12.1%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (18%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Information (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (6%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)

Work and jobs in Festus: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Festus, Missouri

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Festus-area historical tornado activity is near Missouri state average. It is 78% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/22/1969, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 23.5 miles away from the Festus city center killed 2 people and injured 22 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 2/10/1959, a category F4 tornado 24.0 miles away from the city center killed 21 people and injured 345 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Festus-area historical earthquake activity is near Missouri state average. It is 74% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 137.4 miles away from the city center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 86.9 miles away from Festus center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 118.8 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 142.4 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 143.6 miles away from Festus center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 178.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Jefferson County (21) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 14, Floods: 13, Tornadoes: 10, Winter Storms: 3, Drought: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Festus topographic map

Birthplace of: Kevin P. Engler - Politician.

Hospitals and medical centers in Festus:

  • JEFFERSON COUNTY DIALYSIS CENTER (1301 YMCA DR., #200)
  • JEFFERSON REGIONAL HOME CARE (5 INDUSTRIAL DRIVE)
  • BENCHMARK HEALTHCARE OF FESTUS INC (12827 HIGHWAY TT)
  • COUNTRY WOODS CARE FACILITY (HIGHWAY TT ROUTE 1 BOX 12128)
  • FESTUS MANOR (627 WESTWOOD SOUTH DRIVE)
  • FOUNTAINBLEAU NURSING CENTER (1349 HIGHWAY 61, PO BOX 700)

Airports located in Festus:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Festus:

  • Jefferson College (about 10 miles; Hillsboro, MO; Full-time enrollment: 3,975)
  • Webster University (about 26 miles; Saint Louis, MO; FT enrollment: 12,406)
  • Mineral Area College (about 27 miles; Park Hills, MO; FT enrollment: 2,837)
  • Missouri Baptist University (about 30 miles; Saint Louis, MO; FT enrollment: 2,898)
  • Maryville University of Saint Louis (about 30 miles; Saint Louis, MO; FT enrollment: 3,651)
  • Washington University in St Louis (about 31 miles; Saint Louis, MO; FT enrollment: 10,823)
  • Saint Louis Community College (about 31 miles; Saint Louis, MO; FT enrollment: 18,019)

Public high school in Festus:

Private high schools in Festus:

  • ST PIUS X HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 305; Location: 1030 SAINT PIUS DR; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • TWIN CITY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 72; Location: 723 HORINE RD; Grades: PK - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Festus:

Private elementary/middle school in Festus:

  • OUR LADY CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 244; Location: 1599 SAINT MARYS LN; Grades: KG - 8)
See full list of schools located in Festus, map of school districts: JEFFERSON COUNTY R-VII, FESTUS R-6 SCHOOL DISTRICT

Library in Festus:

  • FESTUS PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $297,480; Location: 222 N. MILL STREET; 33,507 books; 1,596 audio materials; 2,018 video materials; 14 state licensed databases; 50 print serial subscriptions; 11 electronic serial subscriptions)

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Notable location: Festus Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Gamel Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Festus: Sunset Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Huskey Bus & Transportation Service Inc (Tours & Charters; 2976 USHighway 61).

Hotels: Gannon's (1303 Veterans Boulevard), Drury Inn (1001 Veterans Boulevard), Baymont Inn & Suites (1303 Veterans Boulevard), Baymont Inn St. Louis Festus (1303 Veterans Boulevard).

Courts: Missouri State - Natural Resources Dept- State Parks Division (2901 USHighway 61), Festus-City - Municipal Court (711 West Main Street).

Jefferson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 108. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

108
U.S.:

74

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.185. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.185
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 9.17. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 13.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.17
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 3.48. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 2.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.48
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 32.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.5
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 17.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.8
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.28. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.28
U.S.:

9.14

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 0.0491. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 2.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0491
U.S.:

0.0147

Drinking water stations with addresses in Festus and their reported violations in the past:

D & J MHP (Address: 409 SUNSHINE DR , Population served: 60, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-18-2013), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-18-2013), St Public Notif received (NOV-04-2013), St Compliance achieved (JAN-22-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-30-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-30-2011), St Compliance achieved (JAN-31-2012)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In SEP-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (SEP-28-2011), St Public Notif issued (SEP-29-2011), St Public Notif requested (SEP-29-2011), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-29-2011), St Other (OCT-11-2011), St Public Notif received (OCT-18-2011), St Compliance achieved (JAN-31-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-15-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-15-2008), St Public Notif received (SEP-16-2008), St Compliance achieved (JAN-22-2014)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In AUG-2008, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-24-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-24-2008), St Compliance achieved (JAN-22-2014)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 6 minor monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Festus that have no violations reported:

  • FESTUS (Population served: 11,600, Primary Water Source Type: Purch groundwater under infl of surface water)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 13.9%
(12.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 49.7% for Black residents, 1.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 47.1% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
Missouri:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  65.5%
Whole state:  65.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.7%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
121 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
14 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

People in group quarters in Festus in 2000:

  • 105 people in nursing homes
  • 89 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 20 people in other nonhousehold living situations

Festus, Missouri environmental map by EPA

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Festus compared to Missouri state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.

Banks with branches in Festus (2011 data):

  • Bank Star of the LeadBelt: Festus Super Center Wal-Mart Branch at 650 South Truman Boulevard, branch established on 1997/11/17; Festus Branch at Highway A And Collins Road, branch established on 2006/06/05. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $112.4 mil, Deposits: $98.7 mil, headquarters in Park Hills, MO, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Bancstar, Inc.
  • Commerce Bank: Festus Truman Blvd Branch at 1319 N Truman Blvd, branch established on 1984/09/30; Festus Branch at 1102 Bradley St, branch established on 1975/02/05. Info updated 2011/07/07: Bank assets: $20,493.6 mil, Deposits: $16,805.3 mil, headquarters in Kansas City, MO, positive income, 206 total offices, Holding Company: Commerce Bancshares, Inc.
  • Eagle Bank and Trust Company of Missouri: Festus-Crystal City Facility at 680 South Mill Street, branch established on 1991/03/01. Info updated 2012/02/21: Bank assets: $836.9 mil, Deposits: $681.2 mil, headquarters in Hillsboro, MO, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 17 total offices, Holding Company: Jefferson County Bancshares, Incorporated
  • Bank of America, National Association: Festus Main Branch at 998 East Gannon Drive, branch established on 1906/01/01. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Midwest Regional Bank: at 363 Festus Centre Drive, branch established on 1894/06/13. Info updated 2009/08/20: Bank assets: $126.5 mil, Deposits: $105.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Midwest Regional Bancorp, Inc.
  • Ozarks Federal Savings and Loan Association: 643 North Creek Drive Branch at 643 North Creek Drive, branch established on 1930/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $230.5 mil, Deposits: $199.0 mil, headquarters in Farmington, MO, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 5 total offices

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Festus, Missouri:

  • Drury Inn, 1001 Veteran Blvd, Festus, MO 63028 , Phone: (636) 933-2400, Fax: (636) 933-2400
  • Comfort Inn Festus, 1303 Veterans Blvd, Festus, MO 63028 , Phone: (636) 937-2888, Fax: (636) 937-8877
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites-Festus, 1802 Gamel Rd, Festus, MO 63028 , Phone: (636) 937-7100, Fax: (636) 937-9595
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Festus, Missouri

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Festus travel time to work - commute Festus mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (56%)
  • Electricity (43%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Festus city (based on Jefferson County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 40.65%
Here: 40.6%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionLutheran ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchUnited Church of Christ
Adherents38.7%32.7%8.0%4.2%2.7%
Congregations7.8%24.1%7.8%10.6%3.5%
NameAssemblies of God Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentChurches of ChristPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents2.3%1.4%1.3%1.0%7.5%
Congregations7.1%0.7%4.3%3.5%30.5%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 23
Jefferson County:

1.07 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 15
Jefferson County:

0.70 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

0.60 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 79
Jefferson County:

3.66 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 95
Here:

4.40 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.1%
Missouri:

8.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Jefferson County:

29.5%
Missouri:

29.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.5%
State:

13.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 8$22,140$33,2101$1,473
Other Government Administration 6$26,522$53,04410$1,725
Judicial and Legal 1$3,246$38,9520$0
Police Protection - Officers 24$85,609$42,8050$0
Police - Other 12$33,987$33,9870$0
Firefighters 0$0 32$5,004
Streets and Highways 12$45,033$45,0331$2,132
Health 1$2,832$33,9840$0
Solid Waste Management 1$3,644$43,7280$0
Parks and Recreation 4$14,305$42,9150$0
Water Supply 13$45,783$42,2610$0
Local Libraries 2$5,274$31,6446$4,856
Totals for Government 84$288,375$41,19650$15,190

Festus government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $497,000 ($42.02)
    Regular Highways: $62,000 ($5.24)
    General: $21,000 ($1.78)
    Parks & Recreation: $11,000 ($0.93)
    Water Utilities: $6,000 ($0.51)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,800,000 ($152.17)
    Regular Highways: $779,000 ($65.86)
    Sewerage: $754,000 ($63.74)
    Water Utilities: $736,000 ($62.22)
    Solid Waste Management: $527,000 ($44.55)
    Central Staff Services: $380,000 ($32.12)
    Parks & Recreation: $319,000 ($26.97)
    Air Transportation: $186,000 ($15.72)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $172,000 ($14.54)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $156,000 ($13.19)
    Libraries: $147,000 ($12.43)
    Financial Administration: $133,000 ($11.24)
    Fire Protection: $126,000 ($10.65)
    Health Services - Other: $70,000 ($5.92)
    General - Other: $7,000 ($0.59)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $112,000 ($9.47)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Fire Protection: $183,000 ($15.47)
    Financial Administration: $152,000 ($12.85)
    Police Protection: $111,000 ($9.38)
    Regular Highways: $65,000 ($5.49)
    Parks & Recreation: $56,000 ($4.73)
    Protective Inspection & Regulation, NEC: $43,000 ($3.64)
    Water Utilities: $35,000 ($2.96)
    Air Transportation: $11,000 ($0.93)
    Judicial: $8,000 ($0.68)
    Libraries: $8,000 ($0.68)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $3,461,000 ($292.59)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $337,000 ($28.49)

Festus government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Air Transportation: $157,000 ($13.27)
  • Charges - Sewerage: $618,000 ($52.24)
    Solid Waste Management: $458,000 ($38.72)
    All Other: $40,000 ($3.38)
    Parks & Recreation: $3,000 ($0.25)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $25,000 ($2.11)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $371,000 ($31.36)
    All Other: $178,000 ($15.05)
    General Support: $2,000 ($0.17)
    Housing & Community Development: $1,000 ($0.08)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $371,000 ($31.36)
    Interest Earnings: $233,000 ($19.70)
    Property Sale Other: $180,000 ($15.22)
    Rents: $50,000 ($4.23)
    Special Assessments: $9,000 ($0.76)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,419,000 ($119.96)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $336,000 ($28.40)
    All Other: $141,000 ($11.92)
    General Support: $31,000 ($2.62)
    Education: $3,000 ($0.25)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $3,193,000 ($269.93)
    Public Utilities: $632,000 ($53.43)
    Property: $394,000 ($33.31)
    NEC: $179,000 ($15.13)

Festus government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $5,610,000 ($474.26)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $2,231,000 ($188.60)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $896,000 ($75.75)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $588,000 ($49.71)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $5,395,000 ($456.08)
    Other, NEC: $1,910,000 ($161.47)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $629,000 ($53.17)
    Water Utilities: $215,000 ($18.18)

Festus government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $500,000 ($42.27)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $2,150,000 ($181.76)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $700,000 ($59.18)

5.25% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,588 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.25%
Missouri average:

6.69%

0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($73 average AGI)
Jefferson County:

0.02%
Missouri average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from St. Louis County, MO  2.24% ($39,529 average AGI)
from St. Louis city, MO  0.57% ($32,954)
from St. Charles County, MO  0.22% ($35,451)


5.50% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,962 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.50%
Missouri average:

6.91%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($232 average AGI)
Jefferson County:

0.03%
Missouri average:

0.05%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to St. Louis County, MO  2.10% ($35,695 average AGI)
to St. Louis city, MO  0.50% ($29,341)
to St. Francois County, MO  0.26% ($36,306)

Strongest AM radio stations in Festus:

  • KJFF (1400 AM; 1 kW; FESTUS, MO; Owner: KREI, INC.)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • WSDZ (1260 AM; 20 kW; BELLEVILLE, IL)
  • KTRS (550 AM; 5 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: KTRS-AM LICENSE, L.L.C.)
  • KSLG (1380 AM; 5 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: NEW HORIZON 7TH-DAY CHRISTIAN CHURCH, INC.)
  • KFUO (850 AM; 5 kW; CLAYTON, MO; Owner: LUTHERAN CHURCH-MISSOURI SYNOD)
  • KJSL (630 AM; 5 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: WMUZ RADIO, INC.)
  • WRTH (1430 AM; 5 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO)
  • KRFT (1190 AM; 10 kW; DE SOTO, MO; Owner: ALL SPORTS RADIO, LLC)
  • KSIV (1320 AM; 5 kW; CLAYTON, MO; Owner: BOTT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KATZ (1600 AM; 5 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KIRL (1460 AM; 5 kW; ST. CHARLES, MO; Owner: BRONCO BROADCASTING CO., INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Festus:

  • KTBJ (89.3 FM; FESTUS, MO; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • KPNT (105.7 FM; ST. GENEVIEVE, MO; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KNLH (89.5 FM; CEDAR HILL, MO; Owner: NEW LIFE EVANGELISTIC CENTER, INC.)
  • KDHX (88.1 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: DOUBLE HELIX CORPORATION)
  • WIL-FM (92.3 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • KLOU (103.3 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KSD (93.7 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KSLZ (107.7 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KFUO-FM (99.1 FM; CLAYTON, MO; Owner: THE LUTHERAN CHURCH-MISSOURI SYNOD)
  • KYKY (98.1 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WSSM (106.5 FM; GRANITE CITY, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • KSHE (94.7 FM; CRESTWOOD, MO; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KWMU (90.7 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: THE CURATORS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI)
  • KEZK-FM (102.5 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KIHT (96.3 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KSIV-FM (91.5 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: COMMUNITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KNSX (93.3 FM; STEELVILLE, MO; Owner: TWENTY-ONE SOUND COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • KDJR (100.1 FM; DE SOTO, MO; Owner: KDJR RADIO, INC.)
  • KTJJ (98.5 FM; FARMINGTON, MO; Owner: KREI, INC.)
  • KMJM-FM (104.9 FM; COLUMBIA, IL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

TV broadcast stations around Festus:

  • WRBU (Channel 46; EAST ST. LOUIS, IL; Owner: ROBERTS BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KNLC (Channel 24; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: NEW LIFE EVANGELISTIC CENTER, INC.)
  • KETC (Channel 9; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: ST. LOUIS REGIONAL & EDUCATIONAL PUBLIC TV COMMISSION)
  • KTVI (Channel 2; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: KTVI LICENSE, INC.)
  • KSDK (Channel 5; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: MULTIMEDIA KSDK, INC.)
  • KMOV (Channel 4; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: KMOV-TV, INC.)
  • KPLR-TV (Channel 11; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: KPLR, INC.)
  • KDNL-TV (Channel 30; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: KDNL LICENSEE, LLC)
  • K62EG (Channel 62; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: ETERNAL FAMILY NETWORK)
  • K40FF (Channel 40; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: EBC ST. LOUIS, INC.)
  • KPTN-LP (Channel 58; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: KURT J. PETERSEN)
  • K63FW (Channel 63; JAMESTOWN, MO; Owner: ROGER E. HARDERS)
  • K18BT (Channel 18; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K65FN (Channel 65; BATESVILLE, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K49FC (Channel 49; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K64DT (Channel 64; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Festus, Missouri:
  • Fatal accident count: 30
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 50
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 8
  • Fatalities: 35
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 82
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
Missouri average:
  • Fatal accident count: 107
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 164
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 36
  • Fatalities: 117
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 270
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 13
See more detailed statistics of Festus fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 19
Total length: 106 meters (348ft)
Total average daily traffic: 340,002
Total average daily truck traffic: 43,039

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1960-1969: 15
  • 1970-1979: 0
  • 1980-1989: 0
  • 1990-1999: 3
  • 2000-2009: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Festus, MO
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Festus)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 81 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Festus, MO)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 71 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Festus)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 2 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Festus)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 16 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED52$130,57324$93,273164$138,6975$24,26010$94,0601$61,200
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED5$129,5401$90,05014$141,0692$11,0750$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED5$127,9923$66,21754$139,3407$53,3162$111,6500$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN5$109,1922$101,33033$141,4631$83,5502$61,3700$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$04$158,3650$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 7008.00 , 7009.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED4$135,1655$152,300
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$131,1701$141,110
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$167,1003$139,367
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$171,350
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 7008.00 , 7009.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 217
  • Hazardous Condition: 177
  • Service Call: 16
  • Good Intent Call: 14

Incident types - Festus

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Festus, MO
Most common first names in Festus, MO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William16374.3 years
Mary13577.9 years
James12569.3 years
John11176.8 years
Charles9774.4 years
Robert9070.2 years
George7572.9 years
Joseph5974.4 years
Dorothy5876.5 years
Anna5882.9 years
Most common last names in Festus, MO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith5974.4 years
Boyer4075.1 years
Williams3876.3 years
Miller3678.6 years
Johnson3171.5 years
Martin2780.0 years
Davis2774.7 years
Aubuchon2674.5 years
Brown2476.3 years
Roth2479.6 years
Businesses in Festus, MO
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1MasterBrand Cabinets3
AT&T1McDonald's2
Advance Auto Parts1Panera Bread1
Arby's1Papa John's Pizza1
AutoZone1Payless1
Best Western1RadioShack1
Blockbuster1Ruby Tuesday1
Burger King1Ryan's Grill1
Comfort Inn1SONIC Drive-In1
Domino's Pizza1Sprint Nextel1
Fashion Bug1Steak 'n Shake1
FedEx1T-Mobile2
GNC1Taco Bell1
Goodwill1U-Haul3
H&R Block1UPS7
Hardee's1Vans1
Holiday Inn1Waffle House1
Home Depot1Walgreens1
Jack In The Box1Walmart1
La-Z-Boy1White Castle1
Lane Furniture1YMCA1
Lowe's1
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