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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$283,500
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,173
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    17%
  • Own
    83%

Oakland 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
    0
    0
  • Murder
    0
    0
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    73
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    0
    1
  • Theft
    145
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    0

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$105,125
National
$53,889
Children
15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    23%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    30%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    15%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%
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Oakland Reviews

2 reviews
While the St. Louis area has suffered recently, the Kirkwood area continues to be a great "small town" feeling. However, lately it feels as though drug and crime issues are beginning to infiltrate the area in a way I haven't seen in the past. I wonder if that's just society today however, and not unique to my neighborhood.
Review Oakland
There has been an increase in teen vandalism in the area. Crimes are not necessarily serious, but it's still disconcerting.