C-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    D-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    C
  7. Jobs
    C-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    B-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$33,000
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$602
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    53%
  • Own
    47%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    273
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    525
  • Theft
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    263

Residents

Diversity
C
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$20,600
National
$53,889
Children
29%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    4%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    41%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    20%
    13%

    Alorton Reviews

    2 reviews
    Where I live is known as the number one capital of the world! East Saint Louis Illinois. To me it doesn't seem like that when I walk outside I see people having conversations and making memories but to others it may seem like the worst place on earth to live. My family grew up here so it's interesting to see where they would play or to even see what house they lived in. If I had to live here again in my future I would be ok with that, because this where my family rooted from. In the future I can only hope for the best. There are some many people from my area that are so talented, so smart, so determined to make something out of themselves. I plan on doing that so I can only hope great things for East Saint Louis Illinois.
    Review Alorton
    Crime rate has only gotten worst in my area. With all the shootings, the crime rate has done nothing but increase. The police are very visible to the community but they can't stop everything that goes on. East Saint Louis has always been ranked either #1 or #2 for crime rate and that concerns me a lot.