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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A
University City is a suburb of St. Louis with a population of 34,653. University City is in St. Louis County and is one of the best places to live in Missouri. Living in University City offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In University City there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in University City and residents tend to be liberal.
About University City...
Population
34,653

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$260,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,004
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    49%
  • Own
    51%
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University City Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    174.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    2.9
    6.1
  • Rape
    17.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    119.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    400.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,619.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    310.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    14%
  • 25-34 years
    18%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    33%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    14%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in University City

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$60,508
National
$55,322

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University City Reviews

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University City is part of North St. Louis County, which is a very dangerous area. Once you go 4 blocks north of Delmar Boulevard it's pretty much a war zone. But it's very easy to avoid all of it, so as long as you don't go north or you are going to the good parts of North St. Louis County, such as Maryland Heights or Florissant. Overall, don't go north unless you have a car and you are with friends and you are not staying long.
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University City is a very fun place to live. My neighborhood has so many things to do like the Delmar Loop where my friends and I do things like shop and eat which is very fulfilling. University City is also very rich with many different cultures and people, that you learn something new every day.
University City is amazing and the public schools are great. The pool is fantastic. The restaurants in the area are top notch and very rarely disappoint. The commute time to pretty much anywhere in STL from U. City is short and efficient. U. City is right in the middle of everything so you never run out of things to do or places to go. The schools are great and just have a bad reputation, but don't let that turn you off from the school district because it is great.