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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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Chesterfield is a suburb of St. Louis with a population of 47,660. Chesterfield is in St. Louis County and is one of the best places to live in Missouri. Living in Chesterfield offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Chesterfield there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many retirees live in Chesterfield and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Chesterfield are highly rated.
About Chesterfield...
Population
47,660

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$360,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,142
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    23%
  • Own
    77%
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Chesterfield 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
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    35.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    6.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    4.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    117.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,373.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    46.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    24%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    32%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    35%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    11%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%

Working in Chesterfield

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$99,848
National
$55,322
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Great area! The people are super nice and welcoming. A ton of stores and restaurants are easily accessible and the airport and downtown/midtown are only about 20-30 minutes away by car. The schools in the area are also amazing and provide great educations! The only problem is the lack of diversity. Mostly affluent white families live in Chesterfield.
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Chesterfield is a great place to live with Parkway as a wonderful school district and plenty of great restaurants and shopping with the Chesterfield Valley. There are a variety of hospitals within minutes of Chesterfield including St. Luke's, Mercy, and Missouri Baptist hospitals. The few downsides to Chesterfield are the real estate costs and taxes of the area and it is on the western side of Saint Louis instead of centrally located. If you want to commute all over Saint Louis, there is only 1 main highway in Chesterfield. However, Chesterfield has so many amenities with shopping, doctors, and restaurants that you can stay within the town itself!
I like shopping at Chesterfield Mall; the nice libraries and parks, the quick response from Police and the Fire Department when needed. The triple A Rated schools. There is plenty of fine restaurants, Mineo's, Clancys, Yia Yias, Edgewild, PF Changs, Rich & Charlies, Charlie Gitto's, Tuckers, Walnut Grill, Asian House, Cheescake Factory. Everyone enjoys the Chesterfield Pool, and plenty of shopping in Chesterfield Valley, St. Louis Premium Outlet Malls, & Taubmann Prestige shopping. We have the Butterfly House at Faust Park and tons of parks to enjoy!! Chesterfield is also a great place to raise kids, again because of how safe it is and there is a pretty short commute to any place you would need to go.