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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  12. Commute
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St. Charles is a town in Missouri with a population of 69,026. St. Charles is in St. Charles County and is one of the best places to live in Missouri. Living in St. Charles offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In St. Charles there are a lot of restaurants and parks. Many young professionals live in St. Charles and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in St. Charles are above average.
About St. Charles...
Population
69,026

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$182,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$932
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    36%
  • Own
    64%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    124.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    9.9
    6.1
  • Rape
    46.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    26.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    188.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,862.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    218.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    15%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

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I have spent most of my life in Saint Charles, and for the most part it has been an amazing town to grow up in! It is just a short drive from Saint Louis - about thirty minutes - but you would not know that just by experiencing St. Charles. The population is about 70,000 people but there is a very small town atmosphere here. Main street is a very cozy brick street with hundreds of shops and hangouts, which is perfect for families and friends to meet up at. There are plenty of parks around, as well as a wide option of public and private schools.
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I was born and raised in St. Charles. I graduated from St. Charles High School. Great public schools! St. Charles supports small business, there is a variety of small family owned business on Main Street that flourish in the St. Charles City area. There are many great parks around town. They keep the parks clean and maintained on a year round basis leaving it a very family friendly city.
I love St. Charles, MO. It is a small town, but there are so many things to do! There's SO many places to eat, and there is a shopping mall and just about any store you could imagine. The school district for St. Charles is absolutely outstanding, and I would not want my kids to go anywhere else! St. Charles is the home to historic Main Street where tons of small businesses line the streets. There is access to the Missouri River, and there are always fun activities that go on such as festivals, shows, etc. All in all, St. Charles, MO is an amazing town.