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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Housing
    A
  3. Nightlife
    A
  4. Good for Families
    A+
  5. Diversity
    A-
  6. Jobs
    A
  7. Weather
    B-
  8. Cost of Living
    B-
  9. Health & Fitness
    A
  10. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  11. Commute
    B
St. Louis County is located in Missouri with a population of 998,684. St. Louis County is one of the best places to live in Missouri. In St. Louis County, 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
998,684

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$190,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$957
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    31%
  • Own
    69%
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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

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

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
    13%
  • 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
$65,300
National
$55,322

St. Louis County Reviews

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Growing up in St. Louis I was able to experience a big city living with many of the benefits of small-town living. St. Louis has a variety of entertainment, restaurants, pubs, bars, and just fun places. There is literally something for everyone no matter ethnicity, socio-economic background, or religious affiliation. I very much enjoy attending the greek festival every year in addition to the multi-cultural festival they have every year. If you're a lover of art Clayton hosts the art crawl which boasts many local artists as well as famed local restaurants from all over St. Louis, MO. If you're a fan of beer, and who isn't, Saint Louis has quite a few breweries that even offer tours and tastings. We have our own Craft Beer Cellar which sells beers that are local and from all over the world, they have 10 beers on tap. In addition to their beer offerings, they also have small-batch and craft spirits that are simply amazing; also Oceano has the best happy hour in Clayton, MO.
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Safe for the most part. Big city with a small town feel. There are so many things to do in St.Louis County. Each part of the county has a different feel and personality to it, so if you want something different, you are never more than a 30 minute drive away from it! There is lots of good food and shopping everywhere you go. The county is overall a very affordable place to live. Cost of living is reasonable.
As with most cities, St. Louis County has its ups and downs. There are neighborhoods that are much safer than others. However, overall the vast majority of St. Louis County's map is fairly safe and welcoming. St. Louis County offers great nightlife, delicious eateries, wonderful shopping centers, and amusing places for entertainment. Overall I would say St. Louis County has a lot to offer those looking to either spend a bit of time here or simply move here. You can find affordable housing minutes from the main highways. I definitely suggest looking into St. Louis County for a safe family-oriented place to visit or stay.