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  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C+
  3. Housing
    grade B+
  4. Nightlife
    grade B+
  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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Fairview Heights is a suburb of St. Louis with a population of 16,125. Fairview Heights is in St. Clair County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in Fairview Heights offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Fairview Heights there are a lot of restaurants and parks. Many young professionals live in Fairview Heights and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Fairview Heights are above average.

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About Fairview Heights...
Population
16,125

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$135,400
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$997
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    35%
  • Own
    65%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    152.7
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    48.9
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    48.9
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    274.9
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    3,152.5
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    183.3
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    national  12%

Working in Fairview Heights

Jobs
grade B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$64,495
National
$62,843

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