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Festus is a city in Jefferson County, in the Saint Louis metro area.

The community was named for biblical figure

The latitude of Festus is 38.220N. The longitude is -90.395W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 433 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 9,938.


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Median household income
Local
$36,687
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Festus demographic reports
Festus is on the Mississippi River
Former and merged names include:
· Tanglefoot
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 126. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 12.8 per 1,000 people.
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Festus demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Jefferson County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, St. Louis area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 63019 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

26% of Festus residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Festus ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Festus was $19,035, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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12% of Festus residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Festus, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $383.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $774.


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Libraries in Festus include Festus Public Library ... View libraries

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Jefferson County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Festus political report.

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The average commute time for Festus workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Festus include Baymont Inn, Drury Inn, Holiday Inn.

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