Skip to Main Content
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A+
Clayton is a suburb of St. Louis with a population of 16,448. Clayton is in St. Louis County and is one of the best places to live in Missouri. Living in Clayton offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Clayton there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Clayton and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Clayton are highly rated.
About Clayton...
Population
16,448

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$630,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,196
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    40%
  • Own
    60%
Sponsored Mortgage Options for Clayton
Get Rates
  • $0 Lender Fee on Home Loans Limited Time Only
  • Biggest Home Loan Sale Ever. Low interest rates. Get a quote today!
Niche may be compensated by the third party lenders and others who place ads on the website. Niche is not a lender and does not endorse the products of these advertisers. Fees that Niche receives for ads do not affect the terms you may be offered by the lender you choose. There are many additional borrowing options available.

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
    106.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    17.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    23.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    295.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,175.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    94.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    7%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    25%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    44%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    34%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    12%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    7%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in Clayton

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$97,145
National
$55,322
Places like Clayton
More

Clayton Reviews

23 reviews
All Categories
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.
Start Your Review of Clayton
Rate It!
Beautiful, green area. Mostly upscale/middle-class family-oriented residents. Calm place to live with easy access to shopping and downtown.
Clayton is an extremely clean, safe neighborhood with great restaurants, parks, and shopping. It is one of the more affluent areas of St. Louis, so cost of living is high, but you get what you pay for!