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A+ St. Clair Shores Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
B St. Clair Shores Cost of Living Cost of living is 2% higher than Michigan
St. Clair Shores
8911% less expensive than the US average
8812% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
St. Clair Shores cost of living
A St. Clair Shores Crime Total crime is 40% lower than Michigan
Total crime
1,35251% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 7451% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-8%Year over year crime is down
St. Clair Shores crime
C- St. Clair Shores Employment Household income is 7% higher than Michigan
Median household income
$54,5901% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$30,8904% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%2% higher than the US average
St. Clair Shores employment
A+ St. Clair Shores Housing Home value is 20% lower than Michigan
Median home value
$102,40045% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$9401% lower than the US average
Home ownership
78%23% higher than the US average
St. Clair Shores real estate or St. Clair Shores rentals
D St. Clair Shores Schools HS graduation rate is 4% higher than Michigan
High school grad. rates
89%8% higher than the US average
School test scores
44%10% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
18:111% higher than the US average
St. Clair Shores K-12 schools

Living in St. Clair Shores, MI

St. Clair Shores, Michigan is a mid-sized city with a population of 59,916 inhabitants. With a population density of 5,133 people per square mile, St. Clair Shores is well above the nation's average density level. The majority of St. Clair Shores residents report their race to be White; this is followed by Black and Asian. 74% of the people in St. Clair Shores (over the age of 15) are married and 64% 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.

If you’re considering relocating to any new city, it could be a very daunting task. However, it could also be a good experience if you are willing to get to know the city before actually living in St. Clair Shores, Michigan. Finding the best places to live in St. Clair Shores and nearby areas is a much easier task when you can rely on information and data from the livability score, which includes crime, cost of living, weather, employment, housing and other important metrics.

Using data and statistics St. Clair Shores has received a livability score of 81 out of 100. This score is ranked in the 94th percentile when compared to all other cities. Compared to the national average, St. Clair Shores ranks among some of the best places to live in the country! Another exciting tidbit, is that St. Clair Shores ranks better than 90% of all US cities! Based on the rankings for each individual category, St. Clair Shores has received high marks for amenities (A+), crime (A-), cost of living (B) and housing (A+). St. Clair Shores does not score well for the following: weather (F) and education (D). It might be a good idea to take a closer look at each category to find out why.

Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in St. Clair Shores, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do.

Low violent crime (murder, rape, robbery, assault) is a must for most people when searching for a new area to live. At 189 crimes per 100,000 residents, St. Clair Shores has a violent crime rate that is far below the national average.

For buyers, real estate will be the largest purchase they ever make and it will also be their most valuable asset. For renters, the monthly rent paid on their St. Clair Shores apartments will most likely be their largest expense. Based on tangible metrics like home and rental affordability and appreciation rates, housing in this area has received a score that is well above the average of every other US city.

Assuming that St. Clair Shores meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in St. Clair Shores. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in St. Clair Shores are simply unattainable. Median real estate prices in St. Clair Shores come in at $102,400, which is 19.9% lower than the Michigan average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In St. Clair Shores, the home price to income ratio is 1.9, which is 24% lower than the Michigan average.

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Compare St. Clair Shores, MI Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around St. Clair Shores, MI

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
English Village, Detroit7710.5688
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Medical Center, Detroit7512.71,336
Sherwood Forest, Detroit7513.2904
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Downtown, Detroit7213.54,983
Joseph Barry, Detroit7010.7445
Virginia Park, Detroit6813.22,005
Palmer Woods, Detroit6712.61,003

Best Cities Near St. Clair Shores, MI

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Berkley, MI891515,239
Huntington Woods, MI8814.16,330
Grosse Pointe Woods, MI883.715,785
Grosse Pointe Farms, MI886.69,265
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Farmington, MI8824.910,526
Plymouth, MI8830.68,956
Troy, MI8714.482,982
Grosse Pointe Park, MI878.411,276
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Watch Out for Saint Clair Shores Michigan

Ive lived here for 2 years and I must state that my experiance with the city has been pretty poor !! , First if you are from the west side thats mainly Oakland county anything west of Woodward get ready for a huge surprise !!!!!! you will be continuely sited and fined for anything you do to your property from dirt and grading to even not shoving your front side walk on and on and on , Now Ive done reseach on this and what I find is that the taxes cant cover everything the city dose with the per capita Ave income of 55-65k per house hold and the taxs they collect so you know what they do ??????? you guessed it they hit up every citizen that lives there with any kind of small fine they can pimp!!!!! you with to make up the the difference , also be very careful they also have the police drive around between 3-5Am looking for anything that they can ticket you for so they can keep there jobs as well anything from parking in the street over night to have an expired tab by one day . keep in mind there are no warnings in Saint clair shores remeber they have to COLLECT THAT MONEY !!!!!!! , Now what is really sad is that most people in saint clair shores are very hard working good people and they live honest lives and are very proud of there property but when your very city is taking advantage in every way possible of every aspect of your property and and the smallest aspects of you enjoying your life by nickel and dimeing you to death you have to ask your self why the hell would I live here , its a beautiful place jefferson ave and lake saint clair but dont fool your self its only for looks really and you will pay for it one way or another and keep in mind if they ever did increase the taxs enough were people would stop being harrassed by the the city inspectors then they know all to well that the city would have a lot of people moving and OHHHHHHH they dont want that now do they ? So were dose checks and balances come into play well when your nieghboring community is Grosse Pointe and you have to keep up appearances for reasons i need not explain well you understand , Well thats my take on the City of Saint Clair Shores michigan. - Thank you
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An "Okay" City: St. Clair Shores, MI

As a native Michigander, I have to say that St. Clair Shores is a nice city but is not filled with ambitious people. I found the people in this city to actually be very lazy, and at times I even felt unsafe in the city. I find it interesting on a personal level that so many Michiganders in areas like this complain about the economy, but they do nothing to actually revive it through their hard work. St. Clair Shores does have a beautiful view on Jefferson Avenue, to be fair to the nice scenic attributes of the city.

I do enjoy jogging along Jefferson Avenue to stay in shape. The view of the water is stunning and makes people want to actually stay in shape. There are also some nice restaurants in St. Clair Shores that feature some great seafood. Aside from the nice jogging areas and restaurants, I still have to say that the community is kind of a downer. The community in this city is just not that upbeat and fun. Instead, I feel that a lot of people in this city are in some sort of depression and do not actually work hard to get out of that sort of thing.
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Source: The St. Clair Shores, MI data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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