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Clayton is a suburb of St. Louis with a population of 16,214. 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
16,214

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$590,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,168
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    42%
  • Own
    58%
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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
    59.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    53.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    221
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,224.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    83.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    6%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    25%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 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
    35%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    11%
    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
$91,531
National
$55,322
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Clayton Reviews

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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 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!
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.