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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$281,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,102
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    29%
  • Own
    71%

St. Charles 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
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    101
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    9
    41
  • Robbery
    12
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    155
    500
  • Theft
    1,094
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    39
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$89,971
National
$55,322
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    17%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    30%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    19%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%
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Beautiful town right on the river, with lots of family friendly things to do and town events, including festivals, parades, craft shows, art shows, water shows and car shows. Great school district. Scenic bike/walking paths that boast the best views of the river, the town and nature. Has a really great, up-to-date library. There is a small theater that has the best local plays. Also the Arcada is a beautiful old movie theater, that now hosts great entertainers and bands. And right above the Arcada is an new Speak Easy lounge, that is an experience unto itself!
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I have lived in Saint Charles, IL for 18 years and gone to all of the public schools. I went to Wild Rose Elementary, which is full of a wonderful atmosphere for the kids with balancing work and fun. I attended North High School which was a good school full of nice teachers. They highly value athletics within their community, but they have something for everybody. The community itself has numerous events throughout the year that are family-friendly such as Scarecrow Fest, which includes food vendors, local shops setting up booths, games, and concerts in the local park. This is a major attraction to people across the state because of its welcoming environment. Also, everything is fairly close based off of where I live in Saint Charles. Personally, I could walk into the main downtown area for lunch, or to the Pottawattamie Park.
We moved here 3 years ago and love it! Our neighborhood is wonderful along with our neighbors. Both of our children love the schools they attend. The park district also offers some great opportunities for child care. Their afterschool care program is amazing and the staff is wonderful plus the day camps they offer throughout the summer my kids love!