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  7. Jobs
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Richmond Heights is a suburb of St. Louis with a population of 8,457. Richmond Heights is in St. Louis County and is one of the best places to live in Missouri. Living in Richmond Heights offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Richmond Heights there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Richmond Heights and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Richmond Heights are highly rated.
About Richmond Heights...
Population
8,457

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$247,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,010
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    45%
  • Own
    55%
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Richmond Heights Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    179.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    24
    40.7
  • Robbery
    59.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    179.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    4,771
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    383.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    22%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    35%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    35%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    7%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%

Working in Richmond Heights

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$78,481
National
$55,322
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Richmond Heights Reviews

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Our community is very safe. Our neighborhood has an app to get us know what's going on in the area. Overall, I enjoy the community, neighbors, parks, and feel very safe. However, I would like to see more neighborhood meetings or nights out to get everyone together.
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One of the best st louis has to offer with it's safe neighborhoods, location and amenities. Lived here for a year and felt safe/comfortable and close to forest park, stores, other neighborhoods and the business districts. The little shops were nice and lots of foot traffic was not weirdos like other areas in the city. community center nearby and overall an excellent place to live. Only issue was with living in an apartment near residential area was making friends. people were more reserved here and I think homeownership is important to fit in.. I would recommend this area to anyone with a family and a well/okay paying job.
Have lived here quite a while. Unfortunately, over time, crime has become rampant in this area and police are overwhelmed. Along with our friends, we're moving out as soon as we can to a safer, quieter neighborhood with a lot less drama.