Ferguson, Missouri

city in St. Louis County, Missouri, United States

Ferguson is a city in St. Louis County, Missouri, United States.[1] The population was 21,203 at the 2010 census.[4] At the 2020 census, the population was 18,527.[5] It is a suburb of St. Louis.

Ferguson, Missouri
A montage of buildings
Ferguson's Church Street in 2012, the Wildwood House in 2012, the Ferguson Municipal Library in 2014, and the Ferguson City Hall in 2012.
Flag of Ferguson, Missouri
Official seal of Ferguson, Missouri
Etymology: William B. Ferguson
"Community of Choice"
"Proud Past. Promising Future!"
Location within St. Louis County (left) and Missouri (right)
Location within St. Louis County (left) and Missouri (right)
Coordinates: 38°44′56″N 90°17′42″W / 38.74889°N 90.29500°W / 38.74889; -90.29500[1]
CountryUnited States
CountySt. Louis
 • Total6.18 sq mi (16.00 km2)
 • Land6.17 sq mi (15.98 km2)
 • Water0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)
Elevation554 ft (169 m)
 • Total18,527
 • Density3,003.24/sq mi (1,159.55/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code314
FIPS code29-23986
GNIS feature ID2394760[1]
WebsiteCity of Ferguson

History change

The city of Ferguson was founded in 1855. The city's first schoolhouse was built in 1878. Ferguson was incorporated as a city in 1894.[6]

In August 2014, there were riots and protests after a white officer, Darren Wilson, shot and killed 18-year-old African American, Michael Brown.

References change

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Ferguson, Missouri
  2. "ArcGIS REST Services Directory". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 28, 2022.
  3. "The Trigger and the Choice: Part 2". CNN.
  4. "Race, Hispanic or Latino, Age, and Housing Occupancy: 2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File (QT-PL), Ferguson city, Missouri". U.S. Census Bureau, American FactFinder 2. Retrieved October 21, 2011.
  5. "Ferguson city, Missouri". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved April 15, 2022.
  6. "Ferguson Missouri". AboutStLouis.com. Retrieved 13 August 2014.

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