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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
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St. Louis County is located in Missouri with a population of 1,000,560. 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
1,000,560

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$176,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$903
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
    198
    283
  • Murder
    7
    6
  • Rape
    26
    41
  • Robbery
    93
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    405
    500
  • Theft
    2,037
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    211
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$61,103
National
$55,322
Children
18%
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
    22%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

St. Louis County Reviews

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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.
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I am proud to say I was born and raised in St. Louis County. Our city has a lot to offer from the exquisite Italian restaurants on the hill to the well known custard stand called Ted Drewe's. We have a huge park called Forest Park and they offer so many activities from the Art Museum, Zoo to kayaking, it's alot of fun! We are known for 2 top schools in St. Louis as well, Washington University and St. Louis University. I would recommend St. Louis to anyone wanting to move here or raise a family.
It's a very suburban community! Since most areas/districts are small, most people know each other and everyone is friendly and helpful. Sometimes there isn't much to do because once you go to the same places every so often it gets repetitive, but we're surrounded by plenty of fun cities with plenty to do!