A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$597,700
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,069
National
$928
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    42%
  • Own
    58%

Clayton 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
    113
    0
  • Murder
    0
    0
  • Rape
    13
    41
  • Robbery
    19
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    151
    1
  • Theft
    1,506
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    113
    0

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$93,009
National
$53,889
Children
12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    47%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    33%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    11%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    6%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Clayton Reviews

5 reviews
All Categories
Although certain aspects of Clayton stand for a reevaluation (the cost of living, diversity), it was an incredible neighborhood to grow up in. As a child, I was completely safe and had access to some of the best public schools in the nation. And today, as a young adult, I find the night life to be exciting and open to anyone.
Review Clayton
Clayton has one of the best school districts in the nation. Clayton also boasts multiple hotels, many excellent restaurants, and a couple nice parks.
The best place to raise children. There is a value of diversity and education in this community. While we are considered a "suburb," of St. Louis, there is an urban feel. Fabulous place.