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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
    C+
  7. Jobs
    A
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    C+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$288,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,443
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    14%
  • Own
    86%

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
    72
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    72
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    0
    500
  • Theft
    651
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$111,667
National
$55,322
Children
16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    25%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    33%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    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.
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There has been an increase in teen vandalism in the area. Crimes are not necessarily serious, but it's still disconcerting.