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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    C
Imperial is a suburb of St. Louis with a population of 4,580. Imperial is in Jefferson County. Living in Imperial offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Imperial and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Imperial are above average.
About Imperial...
Population
4,580

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$163,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$772
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    14%
  • Own
    86%
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Imperial Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    8%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    18%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    41%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%

Working in Imperial

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$62,500
National
$55,322
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Imperial Reviews

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I love living in Imperial! You are close to everything, but are still a good distance away, and traffic is never terrible. The schools are great, as well as the community. Imperial is extremely family friendly and has great parks, schools, and stores. The community is also extremely safe. First respondents care about all people, especially the students. It truly is a great suburb along the river! Life here is simple, and amazing!
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It feels like I live in the country, we see stars, we sled ride down big hills, we have a National Wetland close to the house, we have a creek close to the house where we discover things, swim,and fish. It has been an awesome place for my kids to grow up. There is a park 5 minutes away with great trails and a large creek, playground and picnic areas. The is a recreation complex within 15 minutes. Historic shopping and dining in Kimswick 10 minutes away.
Imperial is very nice. We are not on top of each other and there is the lovely Mastodon Park! Going to the creek is nice during the summer and perfect for photos or small parties. We also have Frankie Gianino's, which is delicious!