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BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES - Shown below are areas that the City of Eureka believes highlight the community's distinct advantages or untapped potential as a location for business.  Whether it is Eureka's highly educated workforce or attractive traffic counts, opportunities exist for your business to succeed.  Areas highlighted include specific information pertaining to the area workforce, demographics, and traffic counts.  

AREA WORKFORCE INFORMATION

AREA WORKFORCE INFORMATION
FOR THE ELEVEN ZIP CODE SERVICE AREA*
(63072, 63089, 63039, 63055, 63073, 63069, 63015, 63025, 63001, 63038, 63040)

Education Level - Age, Twenty-five years plus,  35,392

Completed High School 77.2%
Completed Some College 20.3%
Have an Associate Degree 5.4%
Have a Four Year Degree 14.0%
Have a Graduate Degree 6.0%

Population, Sixteen years plus, 41,180

Armed Forces 0.2%
Employed 65.7%
Unemployed 3.9%
Not in the Labor Force 30.2%

Labor Force Travel Time, 25,898

0-15 Minutes 17.1%
16-29 Minutes 27.7%
30-44 Minutes 30.2%
45-49 Minutes 17.2%
60 Plus Minutes 7.8%
*Claritas, Inc.,  7/02

 

PEOPLE SEEKING JOBS IN ZIP CODES 63001, 63025, 63040 & 63069*

Total Seeking Employment

3,205

Desired Commuting Distance:

0-10 miles 63
10-25 miles 779
25-50 miles 473
50 plus miles 82
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1,808

Job Seekers By Category

Managers, Engineers & Science 450
Education & Technical 67
Office Supervisor & Clerical 592
Police, Fire, Service & Construction 236
Industrial, Transportation, Operators & Mechanics 764
Not Specified 1,096
*Missouri Works, 7/02

DEMOGRAPHICS

The complete demographic report can be obtained from the City of Eureka or the Eureka Chamber of Commerce.

DEMOGRAPHIC SUMMARY FOR THE ELEVEN ZIP CODE SERVICE AREA*

Population:  (1990-2002)

2002 Estimate 55,640
Percentage Growth 45.5%
Five Year Projection 60,000
Percentage Growth 7.8%

Households:  (1990-2002)

2002 Estimate 19,168
Percentage Growth 52.4%
Five Year Projection 20,940
Percentage Growth 9.2%

Average Income:  (2002)

Amount $81,058
Five Year Projection $101,905
Percentage Growth 25.7%

Housing Units:  (2002)

Number 20,586
Single Occupancy 85.1%

Workforce Sixteen Years Plus

Number

41,180

*Claritas, Inc.,  7/02

 

RETAIL TRADE POTENTIAL FOR THE ELEVEN ZIP CODE SERVICE AREA*

Total Retail Sales

$624,000  (In Thousands)

Drug $24,000
Eating & Drinking $52,000
Food Stores $82,000
General Merchandise $95,000
Hardware, etc. $33,000
 

Number

# of Employees

Total Businesses 1,513 17,854
Retail 281 3,310
Finance, etc. 107 473
Service 582 5,924
Construction 188 1,609
Manufacturing 100 2,938
*Claritas, Inc.,  7/02

TRAFFIC COUNTS

TRAFFIC COUNTS*

Highway W, Southbound at I-44 7,095 Average Per Day
Highway W, Northbound at I-44 6,765 Average Per Day
I-44 Eastbound at Highway 109 32,272 Average Per Day
I-44 Westbound at Highway 109 36,078 Average Per Day
I-44 Eastbound at Old Highway 66 32,341 Average Per Day
I-44 Westbound at Old Highway 66 30,680 Average Per Day
*Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT), 2001


If you have any questions, contact:

Gary O'Grady
Director of Business Development
Eureka Chamber of Commerce
Phone: 636/938-6062
Email:

 
   

 

 

 

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