St. Charles 84 Exceptional
St. Charles Livability #56 ranked city in Missouri#1,604 ranked city in the USARanks better than 94% of areas
A+ St. Charles Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
C St. Charles Cost of Living Cost of living is 11% higher than Missouri
St. Charles
991% less expensive than the US average
9010% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
St. Charles cost of living
B- St. Charles Crime Total crime is 29% lower than Missouri
Total crime
2,1807% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 467% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-24%Year over year crime is down
St. Charles crime
C St. Charles Employment Household income is 19% higher than Missouri
Median household income
$59,0597% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$30,6503% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
3%32% lower than the US average
St. Charles employment
C St. Charles Housing Home value is 27% higher than Missouri
Median home value
$179,2003% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$8857% lower than the US average
Home ownership
64%equal to the US average
St. Charles real estate or St. Charles rentals
B- St. Charles Schools HS graduation rate is 5% higher than Missouri
High school grad. rates
88%6% higher than the US average
School test scores
55%15% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
15:19% lower than the US average
St. Charles K-12 schools
A+ St. Charles User Ratings There are a total of 11 ratings in St. Charles
Overall user rating
87% 11 total ratings
User reviews rating
100% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
84% 10 total surveys
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      Living in St. Charles, MO

      St. Charles, Missouri is a mid-sized city with a population of 68,341 people. If we look at the most recent Census, St. Charles is known to have a predominantly White population. The next two most common races are Black and Asian. St. Charles has a high percentage of people who are married with children when compared to the rest of the country. In total, more than 76% of the population is classified as married and 63% have kids.

      Are you trying to decide if living in St. Charles is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a positive experience before relocating to any new city in Missouri, you will probably want to make sure that you check all of the most important boxes. With useful information like amenities, crime, weather, education and other key data points, finding the best places to live in St. Charles and in the areas around St. Charles is a much easier task.

      St. Charles, MO receives 81 out of 100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #53 in Missouri and #1,349 in the USA. Clearly, St. Charles is doing something right, as this score ranks well above the average of most cities. Another exciting tidbit, is that St. Charles ranks better than 90% of all US cities! For each of the livability categories, we can establish that St. Charles ranks very well for amenities (A+), crime (B) and education (A-).

      Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in St. Charles, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do. Some of the notable things to do include: St. Charles Historic District, Ameristar Casino St. Charles, and St Charles Ghost Tours.

      Certain items on your wish list like shopping, restaurants, nightlife and proximity to public transportation are all important factors to search for. Having said that, perhaps the most important metric to consider when contemplating a move to St. Charles is real estate affordability. Median real estate prices in St. Charles come in at $179,200, which is 26.9% higher than the Missouri average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In St. Charles, the home price to income ratio is 3, which is 3.4% higher than the Missouri average.

      St. Charles transportation information

      StatisticSt. CharlesMissouriNational
      Average one way commute22min23min26min
      Workers who drive to work85.8%81.6%76.4%
      Workers who carpool5.1%9.1%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.3%1.5%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.1%0.3%0.6%
      Workers who walk2.7%1.9%2.8%
      Working from home5.5%4.6%4.6%

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