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    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    A+
  8. Weather
    A-
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    C+
St. Johns County is located in Florida with a population of 226,578. St. Johns County is one of the best places to live in Florida. Living in St. Johns County offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In St. Johns County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many retirees live in St. Johns County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in St. Johns County are highly rated.
Population
226,578

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$274,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,207
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    23%
  • Own
    77%
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St. Johns County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    360.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    4.6
    6.1
  • Rape
    37
    40.7
  • Robbery
    111
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    490.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,433.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    143.4
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

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St. Johns County Reviews

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My family just moved to Saint Johns Florida about two weeks ago and we already love it. The area is beautiful we had a house built in a brand new development. The neighbors are friendly, the workers that are still putting up new houses left and ride are friendly, and the weather is absolutely great! If you're in search of a job there are opportunities at every corner.
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We love St. Augustine (which is St. Johns County)! The World Golf Village area is nice. The thing I like best about this area is that it is actually rather nice for pedestrians and bikers. There are lots of sidewalks and I feel it's safe enough to let dds walk alone the three mile round trip to the smoothie place or grocery store. There are lots of other kids doing the same thing so they're never really alone. The nightlife is lacking, because there is an abundance of soccer moms, but other than that it's amazing!
Such a cute place! There are lots of fun places in St. Johns especially in regards to outdoor activities due to the many parks and the St. John’s River. Only complaint is many of the good places to eat are a little bit of a drive, but worth it. So easy to make friends and be happy here.