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
$577,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,115
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    42%
  • Own
    58%

Clayton Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    76
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    13
    41
  • Robbery
    44
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    353
    500
  • Theft
    1,399
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    145
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$88,250
National
$55,322
Children
11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    45%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    33%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    12%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    6%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%
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Beautiful suburb of St. Louis! Has a business district with shopping and restaurants, as well as very nice residential areas. Good place to live for students, young professionals, or families.
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Clayton is a great place to live! It is such a tight knit community, so you really get to know everyone. The area is also very diverse. Clayton School district is the number one public school district so the education here is definitely worth living in the area.
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.