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C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    D+
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    C
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    D
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B+
Population
6,334

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$60,678
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$813
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    41%
  • Own
    59%

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
D+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    2,138
    283
  • Murder
    136
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    455
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,001
    500
  • Theft
    2,835
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    986
    284

Residents

Diversity
C
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$28,325
National
$55,322
Children
22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    20%
    13%
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Living in North St. Louis has been a bad experience for me and my siblings. The crime rate has risen, the streets and buildings are not maintained well. The atmosphere isn't that well. It's a lot of drug related issues in the area.
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It's not the safest place to be. Trouble isn't hard to find but usually only comes to those who are either looking for it or doing something their not supposed to. The community typically stays to themselves and out of the way but will report any real signs of trouble if they see it. Police circulate to make sure everything's at peace.
A lot of local business are family owned so their budget is pretty tight but they manage. The customer service is good because their typically friendly people.