Ferguson, Missouri

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Ferguson, Missouri
Ferguson, Missouri infobox montage 1.png
Flag of Ferguson, Missouri
Official seal of Ferguson, Missouri
Motto(s): 
Proud Past. Promising Future.
Location within County (left) and State (right)
Location within County (left) and State (right)
Coordinates: 38°44′39″N 90°18′19″W / 38.74417°N 90.30528°W / 38.74417; -90.30528Coordinates: 38°44′39″N 90°18′19″W / 38.74417°N 90.30528°W / 38.74417; -90.30528[1]
Country United States
State Missouri
CountySt. Louis
Incorporated1894
Government
 • MayorJames Knowles III
 • City ManagerJohn Shaw
Area
 • Total6.20 sq mi (16.06 km2)
 • Land6.19 sq mi (16.03 km2)
 • Water0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation502 ft (153 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total21,203
 • Estimate 
(2012)[2]
21,135
 • Density3,400/sq mi (1,300/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
63135
Area code314
FIPS code29-23986 [1]
GNIS feature ID0756046 [1]
Websitefergusoncity.com

Ferguson is a city in St. Louis County, Missouri, United States.[1] The population was 21,203 at the 2010 census.[3] At the 2020 census, the population was 18,527.[4] It is a suburb of St. Louis.

History[change | change source]

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.[5]

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 | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) details for Ferguson, Missouri; United States Geological Survey (USGS); October 24, 1980.
  2. "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-05-30.
  3. "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.
  4. "Ferguson city, Missouri". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved April 15, 2022.
  5. "Ferguson Missouri". AboutStLouis.com. Retrieved 13 August 2014.

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