B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    D+
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A
Population
317,850

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$120,400
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$748
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    56%
  • Own
    44%

St. Louis Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
D+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    1,110
    0
  • Murder
    59
    0
  • Rape
    83
    41
  • Robbery
    565
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,325
    1
  • Theft
    3,999
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    992
    0

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$35,599
National
$53,889
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    16%
    13%
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St. Louis is a home for all. It's a bustling city with a small town feel. The everyday life of its inhabitants is filled with adventure and community. Take a stroll down Forest Park, view the city from the top of the Arch, catch a game at Busch Stadium, or have some fun at the City Museum.

Also, do not forget about the food! Try some authentic Italian cuisine at The Hill, eat an assortment of foods on Food Truck Fridays, or dine at any brewery. Make sure to order the toasted raviolis!

St. Louis is the gateway to a happy, healthy lifestyle.
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I love living in the city of St. Louis! It's historic, it has beautiful, unique, brick architecture and hundreds of parks. St. Louis City is made up of many small neighborhoods, each with it's own character, each a place to explore. Exploring by bike is one of my favorite ways to see the city. My neighborhood McKinley Heights has a wonderful Neighborhood Association, and a sense that people are looking out for each other, want to talk to each other and get to know one another. Having more people, especially of different backgrounds reach out to one another is one way the city can continue to get better at creating community.
St Louis is a true gem! We have all the amenities of a big city and the friendliness of a smaller town. The area is composed of individual neighborhoods, each with a unique character that is fun to explore. Housing is some of the most affordable in the country with fine brick historic homes as well as newer architecture. St Louis is a wonderful restaurant town for foodies to experience. Top that off with some major national attraction such as the world class Missouri Botanical Gardens, a top rated zoo, Forest Park (one of the largest urban parks in the nation with over 1200 acres), History Museum, City Garden, and of course the beautiful Arch which must be seen in person. The job market is improving, particularly for young entrepreneurs, and those in technical or bio scientific fields. Nearby state parks and trails provide outdoor experiences for the weekends. It's a wonderful city to visit or live in.