A small town located in Missouri, High Ridge has a population of slightly less than 4,000. At an average age of just under 38, the town's residents are younger than most cities in Missouri. Renters tend to be in the minority in the town, and 94% of residents own their homes. Relatively high rent costs could be playing a role, as the average rent of $987 a month is substantially higher than the state average of $849.
With an average commute time of about 30 minutes, slower than most cities in the state, High Ridge residents are well aware that it takes some patience getting to work. Driving a vehicle is the prevailing way to get to work, opted for by 57% of residents, while public transportation isn't used widely. Few workers commute on foot.
If you're looking for diverse career options, High Ridge has them in spades. The five most common industries are retail, healthcare, manufacturing, construction, and education. Together, these industries account for 37% of the labor force in the town. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many of the town's residents work in sales, as 10% of the town's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any profession. High Ridge workers earn an average annual income of around $71,000, about $6,000 more than the Missouri average. The town's average income, however, is just about on par with the national average of $73,345. Compared to the national average (5%), High Ridge has a relatively large percentage of residents older than 25 who have earned an Associate's degree (7%). Furthermore, 12% possess a Bachelor's degree and 4% have earned a Master's or Doctoral degree.
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