Living in St. Louis, MO

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Updated: 2020-03-10

St. Louis SnackAbility

4
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
5/10
Housing
7
Affordability
6
Diversity
9
Safety
2
Amenities
10
Education
8
Commute
7

St. Louis, MO Crime Report

23,667
Total Crimes
7,712.3
Total Crimes / 100k People
200.28%
Above National Average

St. Louis, MO Cost Of Living

88
St. Louis's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average

St. Louis, Missouri Info Snack

St. Louis (/sent lus/) is an independent city and major U.S. port in the state of Missouri, built along the western bank of the Mississippi River, on the border with Illinois. The city had an estimated 2016 population of 311,404, and is the cultural and economic center of the Greater St. Louis area (home to 2,916,447 people), making it the largest metropolitan area in Missouri and the 19th-largest in the United States.
Population
311,273
Unemployment
8.3%
Poverty
24.2%
Median Home
$131,900
Median Income
$41,107
Median Rent
$810

St. Louis, MO Photos

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Rankings for St. Louis in Missouri

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Map Of St. Louis, MO

Population over time in St. Louis

Year Population % Change
2017 311,273 -1.1%
2016 314,867 -0.4%
2015 316,030 -0.6%
2014 317,850 -0.3%
2013 318,727 -0.1%
2012 318,955 0.1%
2011 318,527 0.1%
2010 318,367 -0.1%
2009 318,809 -
Crime/100k St. Louis MO USA
Violent Crime 1800.4 502.1 368.9
Murder 60.9 9.9 5.0
Robbery 473.2 84.8 86.2
Aggravated Assault 1165.6 359.8 246.8
Property Crime 5911.9 2647.1 2199.5
Burglary 970.8 444.9 376.0
Larceny 4045.0 1878.8 1594.6
Car Theft 896.1 323.4 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in St. Louis

White
43.2% (134,617)
African American
46.8% (145,696)
American Indian
0.2% (616)
Asian
3.2% (10,002)
Hawaiian
0.0% (154)
Other
0.4% (1,366)
Two Or More
2.1% (6,459)
Hispanic
4.0% (12,363)
Race St. Louis MO USA
White 43.2% 79.6% 61.1%
African American 46.8% 11.5% 12.3%
American Indian 0.2% 0.4% 0.7%
Asian 3.2% 1.9% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.1% 0.2%
Other 0.4% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 2.1% 2.3% 2.4%
Hispanic 4.0% 4.1% 17.8%

Household Income For St. Louis, Missouri

Less than $10,000
12.7% (3,943,241)
$10,000 to $14,999
7.5% (2,346,043)
$15,000 to $24,999
12.6% (3,923,296)
$25,000 to $34,999
11.1% (3,446,153)
$35,000 to $49,999
14.1% (4,393,790)
$50,000 to $74,999
16.0% (4,965,563)
$75,000 to $99,999
9.7% (3,009,788)
$100,000 to $149,999
9.4% (2,915,601)
$150,000 to $199,999
3.5% (1,095,234)
$200,000 or more
3.5% (1,088,585)
Income St. Louis MO USA
Less than $10,000 12.7% 6.6% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 7.5% 4.9% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 12.6% 10.4% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 11.1% 10.6% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 14.1% 14.4% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 16.0% 18.6% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 9.7% 12.5% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 9.4% 13.0% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 3.5% 4.7% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 3.5% 4.4% 7.0%

Gender in St. Louis

Female
51.6% (160,741)
Male
48.4% (150,532)
Gender St. Louis MO USA
Female 51.6% 50.9% 50.8%
Male 48.4% 49.1% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in St. Louis for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
3.0% (9,338)
9-12th Grade
10.0% (31,127)
High School / GED
24.0% (74,705)
Some College
22.0% (68,480)
Associate's Degree
7.0% (21,789)
Bachelor's Degree
19.0% (59,141)
Master's Degree
10.0% (31,127)
Professional Degree
3.0% (9,338)
Doctorate Degree
2.0% (6,225)
Education St. Louis MO USA
< 9th Grade 3.0% 3.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 10.0% 7.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 24.0% 31.0% 27.0%
Some College 22.0% 22.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 7.0% 8.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 19.0% 18.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 10.0% 8.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 3.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 2.0% 1.0% 1.0%

7 Reviews & Comments About St. Louis

Overall User Rating
3.6
/5

Jeff Mullinix

MO has one of the best collages in the mid west and that is Washington University in St Louis. St Louis I hate to say is little Detroit. I dont want to say that because MO is the state I was born in outside the city of St Louis in Overland co.


Principal Skinner

I lived in St. Louis for 20 years. #1 in the nation for crime,l and drugs at the time. Not once did anything of mine ever get stolen, I was never a target of any criminal activity, I never feared for anything. Why- Because no one had a reason to bother me. I wasn't into drugs with them, I didn't punch my family members, and I wasn't out p*****g people off.

Statistics are real, but you have to take into account that most of these numbers aren't random acts of violence against normal people.


Austin DABOSS

St Louis has the highest murder rate I think in the whole country! Even worse than Detroit..... I guess though in all honesty that besides all the crime in East STL it isn't that bad, I live in Western St Louis county in a million dollar house where house in my area range from $400,000 to in the millions.......


Sameeha Abdelkarim

Okay I live in St. Louis and deadass the only times I hear bad things, is if you're from Downtown St. Louis. My dad used to work around there, but eventually left to get a higher paying job. The worst thing he encountered is a murder right outside of his store. A gunman shot a young girl, about 4/5, right there. That's all I know. And tbh I think some places in St. Louis aren't even that bad. Like where I live has a pretty good education and jobs, the crime rate isn't that high as well. Either way St. Louis has some con and pros, good and bad places.


Maddie Slayzz

So I live in St. Louis and lets just say this is all true you have to watch your back


HomeSnacks User

The city area has a higher crime rate than the suburbs, but St. Louis is one of those cities that seems to exist mostly in the suburbs. Except for a renovated waterfront area and the ballpark, most of the attractions in St. Louis are in the outskirts of the city.

The Waterfront area is very pretty and has a neat amount of shops and the train station is very wonderful. St. Louis also has a great zoo. Navigating around the city is difficult, as the traffic and highway system is confusing.


HomeSnacks User

Being in a new place is so different,everything is different but the people are great. I got tot meet some really good people along the way.

Of course the Arch stands out more than anything else in St. Louis. There is no bad side to it at all

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