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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.
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.
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.
12% of Festus residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Festus, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $383. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $774.
Libraries in Festus include Festus Public Library ... View libraries
Jefferson County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Festus political report.
The average commute time for Festus workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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