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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B-
Farmington is a town in Missouri with a population of 18,047. Farmington is in St. Francois County. Living in Farmington offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Residents of Farmington tend to be conservative. The public schools in Farmington are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$123,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$717
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    43%
  • Own
    57%
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Farmington Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    112.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    10.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    32
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    346.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,796.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    170.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    18%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%

Working in Farmington

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$42,899
National
$55,322
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Farmington Reviews

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It’s a nice clean town. Most people have pride of ownership and take good care of their houses. It’s considered a small town (18,000) residents. But outside of the city limits, I believe there’s another 60,000 or so. There are quite a few fast food joints, and several quality sit down restaurants. Shopping is OK.
We have a Lowe’s & Menard’s & two builders lumber yards.
A J. C. Penny’s , Walmart Super Center and some smaller clothing stores and boutique type stores. Everyone in St Francois County shops in Farmington. We are home to the County Court House, and Farmington Correctional Center.
The City has a really nice “Water Park” for the kids, when it gets warm. If you want really good clothes shopping you have to go to St Louis.
It’s a nice quite town. There’s really no good fishing or hunting close by, but within 30 minutes to 1 hour away there’s several really big lakes and tons of camping, fishing and hunting opportunities.
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I was born in Festus, Mo, but I grew up in Farmington. Although Farmington can be labeled as a small town we have some of the best places you can go. We have amazing restaurants with amazing staff, our library is over the top with how many books they have, to all the resources, and all the free public events. People in Farmington will walk to get around a good portion of the time and whether it is someone you know or a complete stranger you can always stop and have a conversation. Our community has so many different traditions, especially down town; we have our country days, spring festival, egg hunts in the park, Blues Festival, homecoming, and that's just a few. Farmington is my home, and it's the best one I could ever imagine.
Farmington, MO is a very nice place. The small town community gives the feeling of a close-knit bond. While still a small town, the area is now growing and developing at a faster rate. Farmington has many options when it comes to food whether it's locally owned or big company chains. The high school brings the whole community together thanks to their athletic teams. You'll always see packed football and basketball games, something that creates an environment giving a special feeling for both the players and crowd. Farmington, MO is not the biggest place, but it's a safe place for anyone to come and join the close-knit community.