Festus, Missouri

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Population in 2017: 12,034 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +24.6%
Males: 5,930  (49.3%)
Females: 6,104  (50.7%)
Median resident age:

38.0 years
Missouri median age:

38.5 years

Zip codes: 63048.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $49,268 (it was $36,687 in 2000)
Festus:

$49,268
MO:

$53,578

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $28,171 (it was $19,035 in 2000)

Festus city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $149,263 (it was $85,700 in 2000)
Festus:

$149,263
MO:

$156,700

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $186,869; detached houses: $205,506; townhouses or other attached units: $237,485; in 2-unit structures: $54,456; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $28,852; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $155,588; mobile homes: $37,836

Median gross rent in 2017: $720.

March 2019 cost of living index in Festus: 87.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 12.7%
(10.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 42.8% for Black residents, 52.5% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Festus, MO (2017)
    • 10,83790.0%White alone
    • 4503.7%Black alone
    • 3102.6%Two or more races
    • 2121.8%Hispanic
    • 1080.9%Other race alone
    • 860.7%Asian alone
    • 110.09%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Missouri and other state lists, there were 43 registered sex offenders living in Festus, Missouri as of June 01, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Festus is 279 to 1.


Crime rates in Festus by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(17.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
6
(57.0)
2
(18.2)
5
(43.9)
4
(35.1)
4
(35.0)
2
(17.5)
4
(34.4)
4
(34.3)
3
(25.5)
3
(25.2)
3
(25.1)
7
(57.6)
3
(24.6)
3
(24.8)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
10
(95.0)
4
(36.4)
3
(26.3)
7
(61.3)
6
(52.6)
3
(26.2)
4
(34.4)
4
(34.3)
5
(42.4)
6
(50.5)
5
(41.8)
5
(41.1)
3
(24.6)
1
(8.3)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
113
(1,074)
121
(1,102)
95
(834.1)
61
(534.6)
33
(289.0)
32
(279.3)
33
(283.4)
32
(274.3)
41
(348.0)
52
(437.6)
64
(535.4)
60
(493.5)
35
(287.2)
52
(430.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
43
(408.7)
39
(355.0)
36
(316.1)
36
(315.5)
37
(324.1)
51
(445.1)
43
(369.3)
35
(300.0)
31
(263.1)
37
(311.4)
34
(284.4)
33
(271.4)
36
(295.4)
26
(215.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
255
(2,424)
190
(1,730)
221
(1,940)
215
(1,884)
185
(1,620)
185
(1,615)
212
(1,821)
247
(2,117)
220
(1,867)
191
(1,607)
194
(1,623)
192
(1,579)
147
(1,206)
156
(1,290)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
12
(114.1)
11
(100.1)
18
(158.0)
23
(201.6)
12
(105.1)
7
(61.1)
11
(94.5)
9
(77.2)
11
(93.4)
15
(126.2)
14
(117.1)
26
(213.9)
27
(221.5)
20
(165.4)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(9.5)
3
(27.3)
3
(26.3)
0
(0.0)
6
(52.6)
2
(17.5)
1
(8.6)
2
(17.1)
2
(17.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.4)
1
(8.2)
2
(16.4)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)423.6347.8322.2302.0197.5178.3200.7204.5203.3219.1250.6256.4171.2188.2

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City-data.com crime index in Festus, MO

Crime rate in Festus detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 36 (27 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.23
Missouri average:

2.32
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Ancestries: German (27.9%), American (21.3%), Irish (8.2%), English (6.9%), Italian (3.2%), French (3.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1887

Elevation: 425 feet

Land area: 4.78 square miles.

Population density: 2,517 people per square mile   (average).

Festus, Missouri map

94 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.8%
Missouri:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,250 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $802 (0.6%)

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 )

Latitude: 38.22 N, Longitude: 90.40 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +588 (+4.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,207 (23.2%)

Distribution of median household income in Festus, MO in 2017
Distribution of house value in Festus, MO in 2017
Festus satellite photo by USGS

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
  • 2005: 152 buildings, average cost: $91,800
  • 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
  • 2013: 22 buildings, average cost: $178,800
  • 2014: 24 buildings, average cost: $216,200
  • 2015: 41 buildings, average cost: $186,800
  • 2016: 39 buildings, average cost: $217,100
  • 2017: 33 buildings, average cost: $210,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Festus, MO residents
Average permit cost in Festus, MO
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.9%
Missouri:

3.9%
Historical population in Festus, MO
Historical housing units in Festus, MO

Population change in the 1990s: +1,046 (+12.1%).
Most common industries in Festus, MO (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (11.7%)
  • Construction (9.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.4%)
  • Educational services (5.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.4%)
  • Public administration (3.9%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (15.6%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.6%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (4.4%)
  • Health care (4.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.0%)
  • Truck transportation (3.7%)
  • Public administration (3.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (20.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.0%)
  • Educational services (7.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.5%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.8%)
  • Public administration (4.2%)
  • Social assistance (2.5%)
Most common occupations in Festus, MO (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.2%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.2%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.4%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (6.0%)
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (5.0%)
  • Registered nurses (4.6%)
  • Cashiers (4.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.2%)

Average climate in Festus, Missouri

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Festus, Missouri environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 83.6. This is about average.

City:

83.6
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.185. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.185
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 5.92. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.92
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.879. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.879
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 32.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.2
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 13.6. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.6
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.88. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.88
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 0.0677. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 2.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0677
U.S.:

0.0098

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 Festus 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 the city 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 Festus 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 (24) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 17, Floods: 16, Tornadoes: 13, Winds: 3, 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

Hospitals and medical centers in Festus:

  • 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)
  • JEFFERSON COUNTY DIALYSIS CENTER (1301 YMCA DR., #200)
  • JEFFERSON REGIONAL HOME CARE (5 INDUSTRIAL DRIVE)

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 schools in Festus:

Private high schools in Festus:

  • ST PIUS X HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 311, Location: 1030 SAINT PIUS DR, Grades: 9-12)
  • TWIN CITY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 107, Location: 723 HORINE RD, Grades: PK-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Festus:

Private elementary/middle school in Festus:

  • OUR LADY CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 281, Location: 1599 SAINT MARYS LN, Grades: KG-8)
See full list of schools located in Festus

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)

Points of interest:

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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 US Highway 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 US Highway 61), Festus-City - Municipal Court (711 West Main Street).

Birthplace of: Kevin P. Engler - Politician.

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

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)
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

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

For population 15 years and over in Festus:

Marital status in Festus, MO
  • Never married: 29.7%
  • Now married: 45.8%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 7.6%
  • Divorced: 14.9%

For population 25 years and over in Festus:

  • High school or higher: 85.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.6%
  • Unemployed: 5.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.3
Missouri average:

11.0

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Festus
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Festus, MO (based on Jefferson County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant40,846107
Catholic30,49511
Mainline Protestant6,91731
Other9259
Black Protestant4963
Orthodox2601
None138,794-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 23
Here:

1.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Jefferson County:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

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
This county:

3.66 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

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

4.40 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Jefferson County:

9.1%
Missouri:

8.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Jefferson County:

29.5%
Missouri:

29.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Jefferson County:

14.5%
Missouri:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

55.6%
Missouri:

49.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

56.3%
State:

46.9%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.1
Missouri:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

18.3%
Missouri:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

7.8%
Missouri:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Festus:

7.0
Missouri:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

34.0%
State:

34.3%

General health condition:
Festus:

62.7%
Missouri:

56.3%

Average condition of hearing:
Festus:

81.0%
Missouri:

78.8%

More about Health and Nutrition of Festus, MO Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 25$105,509$50,6440$0
Water Supply 13$44,678$41,2410$0
Streets and Highways 12$45,477$45,4770$0
Police - Other 11$32,588$35,5510$0
Financial Administration 8$24,466$36,6990$0
Other Government Administration 6$28,967$57,93410$1,725
Parks and Recreation 4$14,136$42,4080$0
Firefighters 3$6,920$27,6807$4,911
Local Libraries 2$5,596$33,5766$5,658
Solid Waste Management 1$4,282$51,3840$0
Health 1$3,443$41,3160$0
Judicial and Legal 1$3,246$38,9521$2,000
Fire - Other 0$0 19$7,879
Totals for Government 87$319,308$44,04243$22,173

Festus government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $510,000 ($42.38)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $159,000 ($13.21)
    Parks and Recreation: $69,000 ($5.73)
    Libraries: $55,000 ($4.57)
    General Public Buildings: $44,000 ($3.66)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $2,548,000 ($211.73)
    Police Protection: $2,053,000 ($170.60)
    Regular Highways: $1,137,000 ($94.48)
    General - Other: $1,018,000 ($84.59)
    Solid Waste Management: $757,000 ($62.91)
    Sewerage: $602,000 ($50.02)
    Central Staff Services: $475,000 ($39.47)
    Parks and Recreation: $345,000 ($28.67)
    Local Fire Protection: $277,000 ($23.02)
    Financial Administration: $274,000 ($22.77)
    General Public Buildings: $215,000 ($17.87)
    Libraries: $206,000 ($17.12)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $179,000 ($14.87)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $140,000 ($11.63)
    Health - Other: $96,000 ($7.98)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $175,000 ($14.54)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $209,000 ($17.37)
    Parks and Recreation: $161,000 ($13.38)
    Sewerage: $97,000 ($8.06)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $94,000 ($7.81)
    Local Fire Protection: $67,000 ($5.57)
    Libraries: $52,000 ($4.32)
    Central Staff Services: $51,000 ($4.24)
    Regular Highways: $48,000 ($3.99)
    Water Utilities: $22,000 ($1.83)
    Health - Other: $14,000 ($1.16)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $14,000 ($1.16)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,791,000 ($315.02)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $91,000 ($7.56)

Festus government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,384,000 ($115.01)
    Solid Waste Management: $827,000 ($68.72)
    Parks and Recreation: $70,000 ($5.82)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $375,000 ($31.16)
    Public Welfare: $88,000 ($7.31)
    Other: $7,000 ($0.58)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $488,000 ($40.55)
    Interest Earnings: $178,000 ($14.79)
    General Revenue - Other: $144,000 ($11.97)
    Rents: $67,000 ($5.57)
    Special Assessments: $38,000 ($3.16)
    Sale of Property: $13,000 ($1.08)
    Donations From Private Sources: $8,000 ($0.66)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $3,138,000 ($260.76)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $423,000 ($35.15)
    Public Welfare: $36,000 ($2.99)
    Other: $16,000 ($1.33)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $5,423,000 ($450.64)
    Property: $1,125,000 ($93.49)
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,021,000 ($84.84)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $290,000 ($24.10)
    Other: $266,000 ($22.10)

Festus government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,287,000 ($1021.02)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,575,000 ($878.76)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,712,000 ($142.26)

Festus government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $18,150,000 ($1508.23)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,346,000 ($194.95)

5.95% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($47,229 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.95%
Missouri average:

7.04%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from St. Louis County, MO  2.65% ($48,847 average AGI)
from St. Louis city, MO  0.66% ($51,064)
from Franklin County, MO  0.26% ($38,044)


5.74% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($49,482 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.74%
Missouri average:

7.16%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to St. Louis County, MO  2.23% ($51,964 average AGI)
to St. Louis city, MO  0.49% ($37,723)
to St. Charles County, MO  0.31% ($51,718)
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

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.)
Festus fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Festus fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 38Number of bridges
  • 279ft / 85.4mTotal length
  • $187,000Total costs
  • 504,467Total average daily traffic
  • 72,001Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Festus, MO - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11910-1919
  • 11950-1959
  • 211960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 61990-1999
  • 22000-2009
  • 32010-2018
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: 136 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Festus, MO)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 12 (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: 99 (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: 17 (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 in Festus, MO
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Festus, MO - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 174. The highest number of fires - 254 took place in 2007, and the least - 37 in 2002. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Festus, MO When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (50.0%), and Outside Fires (30.1%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Festus, MO
    • 1,47550.0%Structure Fires
    • 88830.1%Outside Fires
    • 45215.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 1364.6%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Festus, MO

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Festus, Missouri:

  • Comfort Inn Festus, 1303 Veterans Blvd, Festus, Missouri 63028 , Phone: (636) 937-2888, Fax: (636) 937-8877
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites-Festus, 1802 Gamel Rd, Festus, Missouri 63028 , Phone: (636) 937-7100, Fax: (636) 937-9595
  • LaQuinta Inn, 1001 Veterans Blvd, Festus, Missouri 63028 , Phone: (800) 753-3757, Fax: (636) 638-2303
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Festus, Missouri
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Festus, MO
  • 67.2%Utility gas
  • 32.7%Electricity
  • 0.1%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Festus, MO
  • 66.8%Electricity
  • 33.2%Utility gas


Festus compared to Missouri state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
There are 25 pilots and 37 other airmen in this city.
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  • Bert Michael Fischer (2)
  • Douglas L. Blocker (2)
  • Howard P. Clayton (2)
  • David A. Schalk (1)
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Total of 52 patent applications in 2008-2020.