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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$138,600
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$778
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    15%
  • Own
    85%

Godfrey 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
    102
    0
  • Murder
    0
    0
  • Rape
    23
    41
  • Robbery
    6
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    265
    1
  • Theft
    1,879
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    34
    0

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$65,145
National
$53,889
Children
16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    42%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%
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Godfrey Reviews

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What I liked about this city is that there was diversity. In other words, different colors are mixed in the society. In addition to diversity, I liked the college, Lewis and Clark, because there is history in the college as well as professors who are willing to help you when you need it. There are stores and restaurants everywhere you go. Godfrey is a city worth living in.
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I think our area has a lot to offer. We have a good mix of big business and smaller family owned shops. It would be nice to have a bigger variety of restaurants to chose from. We also have a mall, but there aren't many stores in it. I think that if we got some nice stores in the mall, they would do a lot of business. We have a lot of smaller towns around us and our mall is a lot closer for them compared to going to St. Louis. We also need a movie theater!
Godfrey is a nice place, its definitely more of a suburb so being a college student there is not allows immediate things to go and do but theres not nothing. We have Grafton and St. Louis really close to us as well as downtown Alton which has some nice places to eat and cool bars. I would live here again, it would not be my first choice just because what I am looking for in a town but it is not horrible or really nothing to complain about it.