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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$187,500
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$944
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    30%
  • Own
    70%

Edwardsville 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
    88
    0
  • Murder
    0
    0
  • Rape
    12
    41
  • Robbery
    20
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    109
    1
  • Theft
    1,057
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    28
    0

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$71,057
National
$53,889
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    22%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    32%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    17%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%
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Edwardsville Reviews

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Cute college town with great restaurants and outdoor activities including miles of bike trails. There are also great libraries, pools and local shops to be visited. The university is the heart and soul of this growing town. Only miles from St. Louis there is so much the area has to offer. The weather in Edwardsville is every changing with each new season bringing an exciting variation to the available activities, views and local produce. The spring time brings forth the famous mushroom hunt, summer awakens the streams and lake visits. By fall families are ready for pumpkin and apple picking. In the winter the town offers ice skating and beautiful holiday decorations with locally grown Christmas trees for sale. Edwardsville is charming and has something for everyone.
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The city of Edwardsville is a great place for families! It has low crime rate, very good education system, a well kept/ clean community, and much to offer for anyone. I always run or walk around my neighborhood because I always feel safe. Its a very pretty city with many new businesses opening. There is great real estate for housing here. I would have to say overall it is the best place in the area.
I love this town and hope to move back! From the University, to the bike trails, to the great restaurants and things to do, my wife and I love Edwardsville. It feels like a small town with all the amenities one needs to function and have fun.