Festus is located in east Missouri. Festus is between the Jefferson, Sainte Genevieve, Saint Francois county. Festus has 5.71 square miles of land area and has no water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Festus population is 11,740, which has grown 21.53% since 2000. The population growth rate is much higher than the state average rate of 7.74% and is much higher than the national average rate of 11.61%. Festus median household income is $45,752 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 24.71% since 2000. The income growth rate is about the same as the state average rate of 25.91% and is lower than the national average rate of 27.36%. Festus median house value is $135,300 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 54.98% since 2000. The house value growth rate is higher than the state average rate of 52.06% and is higher than the national average rate of 46.91%. As a reference, the national Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate for the same period is 26.63%. On average, the public school district that covers Festus is much better than the state average in quality. The Festus area code is 636.