Webster Groves, MO

Webster Groves profile

Living in Webster Groves

Webster Groves is a medium-sized city located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 22,819 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Webster Groves is the 29th largest community in Missouri. Webster Groves has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

Webster Groves real estate is some of the most expensive in Missouri, although Webster Groves house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Webster Groves is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 92.77% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Webster Groves is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Webster Groves who work in management occupations (15.76%), sales jobs (11.61%), and business and financial occupations (9.79%).

Of important note, Webster Groves is also a city of artists. Webster Groves has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Webster Groves’s character.

Also of interest is that Webster Groves has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.92% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Because of many things, Webster Groves is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Webster Groves really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Webster Groves perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Webster Groves. 67.74% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Webster Groves in 2018 was $50,937, which is wealthy relative to Missouri and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $203,748 for a family of four.

The people who call Webster Groves home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Webster Groves residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Webster Groves include German, Irish, English, Italian, and French.

The most common language spoken in Webster Groves is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Slavic languages.