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  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A
St. Louis is a city in Missouri with a population of 314,867. St. Louis is in St. Louis City County. Living in St. Louis offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In St. Louis there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in St. Louis.
About St. Louis...
Population
314,867

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$123,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$780
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    56%
  • Own
    44%
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St. Louis Rankings

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

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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
    1,296.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    66.1
    6.1
  • Rape
    93.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    626.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,011.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    4,155.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    874.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    20%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%

Working in St. Louis

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$38,664
National
$55,322
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St. Louis has some very interesting landmarks with character all their own. The Arch for instance, breathtaking as it is unique, I promise you won't find another like it! Another one of my personal favorites would have to be the Busch Stadium. I'm a huge Cardinals fan, so it just tickles me how nicely they've remodeled it.
Unfortunately there was a second part to this question which was, "what would you change?" The major problem here is violence. I know that sounds scary but before you totally ex St. Louis off your bucket list I would keep in mind there's good and bad in every bigger city. We have heart! We have motivated individuals, myself included that are making a change each day. Showing sympathy and compassion or offering aid to someone less fortunate. These small tasks heal our communities in a big way.
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St. Louis is an incredibly diverse town. It offers a decent quality of life for its residents. Living expenses are completely affordable, plus each neighborhood have an historic artifact with the community. For instance, Delmar Loop is historically know for the blues. Blueberry Hill has had many artists, actors, and directors there to either: eat, drink, or perform. Plus down on "The Loop" there is a Walk of Fame, which originated in 1989. St. Louis is also know for it's Fired Ravoli's. This is just a glimpse, but I would encourage everyone to take a weekend vacation to Saint Louis, Missouri!
Saint Louis never fails to entertain! No matter what you're interests are in, whether it be art, science, history, sports, architecture, animals, food, or nature, St. Louis absolutely has it all. The culture rooted/ brought here allows for people to explore diversity & find what it means to be cultured. Home to the free science center, zoo, art museum, history museum, & art hill, St. Louis makes for an amazing home.