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Welcome to Ferguson ...

The city of Ferguson is located in Saint Louis County<1>.

The location of Ferguson has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Ferguson has a population of 20,525 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Ferguson.

Ferguson is 550 feet [168 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Ferguson lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Ferguson lies within the (314) area code.

The ZIP code for Ferguson: 63135<5>

Websites for Ferguson ...

Official Website: www.fergusoncity.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Ferguson had an population of 20,525 people. This is a decrease of 3.2% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 8.4% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Ferguson had a population of 21,203 people. This makes Ferguson the county's 9th most populous community.

The population of Ferguson represents 0.35% of the total population of Missouri (which has 5,988,927 people), making it the state's 31st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 21,203 people, the population of Ferguson decreased 5.37% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 22,406 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Ferguson.

Adding Ferguson to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Ferguson in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Ferguson elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Ferguson on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Ferguson ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 30 communities that are also named Ferguson - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, British Columbia, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky (2), Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan (2), Mississippi (2), Nevada, North Carolina (2), Ohio, Ontario, Pennsylvania (3), Quebec, South Carolina (2), Texas and West Virginia (2).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Ferguson.

Communities near Ferguson ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Ferguson.

  • Saint Louis [Saint Louis City]
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    • Saint Louis [Saint Louis City] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Ferguson
    • Estimated population in 2019: 300,576 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Louis
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Louis<7>
  • Saint Charles [Saint Charles County]
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    • Saint Charles [Saint Charles County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the west of Ferguson
    • Estimated population in 2019: 71,028 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Charles
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Charles<7>
  • Saint Peters [Saint Charles County]
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    • Saint Peters [Saint Charles County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the west of Ferguson
    • Estimated population in 2019: 58,212 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Peters have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Peters
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Peters<7>
  • Chesterfield [Saint Louis County]
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    • Chesterfield [Saint Louis County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the west of Ferguson
    • Estimated population in 2019: 47,538 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chesterfield
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chesterfield<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • University City [Saint Louis City]
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      • University City [Saint Louis City] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the south of Ferguson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 34,165 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on University City
    • Ballwin [Saint Louis County]
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      • Ballwin [Saint Louis County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the southwest of Ferguson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 30,082 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ballwin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ballwin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ballwin<7>
    • Granite City [Madison County]
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      • Granite City [Madison County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the southeast of Ferguson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 28,158 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Granite City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Granite City<7>
    • Kirkwood [Saint Louis County]
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      • Kirkwood [Saint Louis County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the southwest of Ferguson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 27,807 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kirkwood
    • Maryland Heights [Saint Louis County]
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      • Maryland Heights [Saint Louis County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the west of Ferguson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 26,956 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maryland Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maryland Heights
    • Alton [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alton
      • Alton [Madison County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Ferguson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 26,208 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alton<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Ferguson. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Ferguson.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Ferguson. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Ferguson.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Ferguson. Our list includes 10 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Ferguson.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ferguson ...

Looking for more information about Ferguson? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Ferguson, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Ferguson.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Missouri

About Saint Louis County

About Missouri

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Ferguson: www.fergusoncity.com/

The official website for Saint Louis County: www.co.st-louis.mo.us/

The official website for State of Missouri: https://www.mo.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Missouri's counties, including Saint Louis, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Ferguson.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ferguson - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Ferguson). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Ferguson or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Ferguson) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Ferguson. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Ferguson

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ferguson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.7491, Longitude: -90.2949       In this case, the coordinates for Ferguson have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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