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%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

    Crime & Safety

    Crime & Safety
    D+
    Based on violent and property crime rates.
    Violent Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    National
    • Assault
      1,110
      273
    • Murder
      59
      6
    • Rape
      83
      41
    • Robbery
      565
      133
    Property Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    National
    • Burglary
      1,325
      525
    • Theft
      3,999
      2,081
    • Motor Vehicle Theft
      992
      263

    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%

    St. Louis Reviews

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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.
    Review St. Louis
    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.
    I've lived in the St Louis area since 2008. St. Louis city has a rich and diverse historical past. Once the Gateway to the West, the city once was a thriving hub of industry and commerce and a central point of entry for Americans seeking to find new lands westward. Now, the city is a large small town; everybody knows everybody. St. Louisans tend to stay in St. Louis, and they are fiercely proud of their town. This is a huge sports town, and is one of the few places where baseball is still the biggest game in town. People love their Cardinals! Transplants to the city like myself may find it difficult to find inclusion in local society; people in St. Louis tend to be quite an insular group. However, there is a growing movement of tech companies to the area, bringing in a much greater variety of people from all over the country and some much needed revitalization to a once-great American city. Overall, St. Louis is a big little city with welcoming people and a unique Midwestern charm.