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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    A
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B
St. Louis County is located in Missouri with a population of 999,539. St. Louis County is one of the best places to live in Missouri. Living in St. Louis County offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In St. Louis County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in St. Louis County and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in St. Louis County are highly rated.
Population
999,539

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$181,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$937
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    30%
  • Own
    70%
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St. Louis 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
    190.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    8.9
    6.1
  • Rape
    20.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    89.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    363.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,928.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    227.4
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    18%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in St. Louis County

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$62,931
National
$55,322

St. Louis County Reviews

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I am originally from the east coast, lived in Ferguson, St. Peters, Florissant, Saint Ann.
During my travels among the visualities in St. Louis:
I saw many torn areas. A deceived environment which need more individuals for growth.
In exactamente inside the city, was severed to an extent of needed new buildings entirely. Renovation and construction. This survey can deliver options towards progressing together for it, hm?
Entertainment is too focused on load of amounts in light areas for drinking and act of wildness. Never went to those.
Only one festival surrounding forest park was beautiful to attend, the multicultural, heritage festival. Others, i did not attend.
More organization for public purpose during the others will be much funner. Competitive games for set of turning.
Hate the clubs. All of them.
LOVE the organizations of long distance running.
Love certain individuals.
Love,
Crystal Alexandra Carera
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Ive always lived here and know no other place to live. It feels like home. It is not a perfect city, but it has everything I need. All of my family and friends live here. I also enjoy that it is in the middle of the country and traveling the country is easy from this point. The people are diverse, making the food choices diverse and lots of culture! I'd recommend it to other people to live here or even just to visit!
St.Louis County is such a neat and clean area. I've grew up in this area and the schools are awesome. County schools has more school programs and opportunities and everything is very close. You don't have to travel far for anything. Another thing I like about St. Louis County is the neighborhoods. It's so peaceful and quiet! Of course you still have to be mindful of others living in your neighborhood but my family never had any issues. Our neighbors were nice and friendly. St.Louis County area is community oriented. They have community events and even plan things for the holidays for people to come out to enjoy themselves and to be together. That's what's needed in communities today, in most county's people don't know how to come together anymore and if we can't come together then we won't be able to build and grow.