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St. Clair County
  • County in Illinois

Report Card

grade A minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade B+
  2. Housing
    grade B minus
  3. Nightlife
    grade A
  4. Good for Families
    grade A minus
  5. Diversity
    grade A
  6. Jobs
    grade C+
  7. Weather
    grade B minus
  8. Cost of Living
    grade B
  9. Health & Fitness
    grade B
  10. Outdoor Activities
    grade B+
  11. Commute
    grade B

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St. Clair County is located in Illinois with a population of 261,186. St. Clair County is one of the best places to live in Illinois. In St. Clair County, most residents own their homes. In St. Clair County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in St. Clair County and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in St. Clair County are above average.

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Population
261,186

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$134,800
National
$229,800
Median Rent
$881
National
$1,096
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    34%
  • Own
    66%
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Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    448.4
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    19.1
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    68.4
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    115.3
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    537.5
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,761
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    206.3
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    national  11%

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