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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 suburban 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
Suburban
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
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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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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!
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I've lived in Imperial my entire life and although the area is very conservative, I wouldn't trade it for the world. I love the nature around my neighborhood and the peacefulness you wouldn't find in a city. The commute time is pretty terrible if you want to go into West County or Downtown, but it's worth the sacrifice. The school system isn't terrible, but I do go to private school because my family can afford it and I wouldn't be able to reach my full potential in the Fox school system.
Imperial is very nice. The area is booming. There are tons of new developments showing up everywhere! The schools are great. I feel very safe here. Homes are affordable and commute times are good.