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
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$278,400
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,054
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    29%
  • Own
    71%

St. Charles 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
    45
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    9
    41
  • Robbery
    12
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    125
    525
  • Theft
    1,063
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    27
    263

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$86,150
National
$53,889
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    17%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    19%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%
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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!
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Living in St. Charles is great! The public schools are very good and there's a variety of different living environments. There are lots of events and parades that occur along the Fox River.
The town looks great for the most part. There are many extra circular programs that are available for people of all ages, especially over the east side of Saint Charles. The recent parades and events in downtown are excellent. There are a couple of new businesses opening around the town. However, there are some parts of the town where the property has decreased, especially in the west side.