Chesterfield 86 Exceptional
Chesterfield Livability #44 ranked city in Missouri#1,128 ranked city in the USARanks better than 96% of areas

Livability Awards

A+ Chesterfield Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Chesterfield Cost of Living Cost of living is 34% higher than Missouri
12020% more expensive than the US average
9010% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Chesterfield cost of living
A- Chesterfield Crime Total crime is 42% lower than Missouri
Total crime
1,78924% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 5624% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
32%Year over year crime is up
Chesterfield crime
A- Chesterfield Employment Household income is 96% higher than Missouri
Median household income
$97,09075% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$53,62480% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
2%48% lower than the US average
Chesterfield employment
D- Chesterfield Housing Home value is 146% higher than Missouri
Median home value
$347,00088% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,10016% higher than the US average
Home ownership
77%21% higher than the US average
Chesterfield real estate or Chesterfield rentals
A+ Chesterfield Schools HS graduation rate is 15% higher than Missouri
High school grad. rates
97%17% higher than the US average
School test scores
69%43% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
16:12% higher than the US average
Chesterfield K-12 schools
A+ Chesterfield User Ratings There are a total of 4 ratings in Chesterfield
Overall user rating
85% 4 total ratings
User reviews rating
80% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
88% 3 total surveys
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      Living in Chesterfield, MO

      Located in the state of Missouri, Chesterfield is a mid-sized city with a population of 47,717 people. At 84%, the majority of the Chesterfield population is White; this is followed by 10% Asian and 3% Black. 87% of the people in Chesterfield (over the age of 15) are married and 61% have kids under the age of eighteen. Knowing that, it’s safe to say that this area could be a great place for other families to lay down roots.

      Whether you’re moving to a new city to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Chesterfield could be a positive experience compared to other cities in Missouri if you know where to search. To help you find the best places to live in and around Chesterfield, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like amenities, crime, education, employment and more.

      With a livability score of 82 out of 100, Chesterfield is ranked #1,021 in the United States and #42 in Missouri. Compared to the national average, Chesterfield ranks among some of the best places to live in the country! Chesterfield also ranks in the top 10 percent of all cities, which is no small feat! There are seven total categories that create the livability score. Chesterfield scores well for amenities (A+), crime (A), education (A+) and employment (A-). Chesterfield does not score well for the following: cost of living (F) and housing (D-). It might be a good idea to take a closer look at each category to find out why.

      Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Chesterfield has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive. Here are some of the more popular things to do in Chesterfield: Sachs Butterfly House, Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park, and St. Louis Carousel at Faust Park.

      Low violent crime (murder, rape, robbery, assault) is a must for most people when searching for a new area to live. At 111 crimes per 100,000 residents, Chesterfield has a violent crime rate that is far below the national average.

      Knowing that the Chesterfield schools rank highly for test scores plays an important factor in deciding if this area is the right place to live. The average school test scores are 78%, which is far higher than the national average.

      Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Chesterfield. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in Chesterfield are affordable. Median real estate prices in Chesterfield come in at $347,000, which is 145.8% higher than the Missouri average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Chesterfield, the home price to income ratio is 3.6, which is 24.1% higher than the Missouri average. Real estate appreciation rates in Chesterfield are important to consider, as they can act as a guide to determine if your new home purchase will be a solid investment going forward. During the last twelve months, the appreciation rate for Chesterfield homes comes in at 2.1%, and the 5 year appreciation rates were 4.2%.

      Chesterfield transportation information

      Average one way commute23min23min26min
      Workers who drive to work87.2%81.6%76.4%
      Workers who carpool4.2%9.1%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.1%1.5%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.3%0.3%0.6%
      Workers who walk0.8%1.9%2.8%
      Working from home6.5%4.6%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Chesterfield, MO data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).