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      Living in Webster Groves, MO

      Located in the state of Missouri, Webster Groves is a medium-sized city with a population of 23,111 residents. With a population density of 3,911 people per square mile, Webster Groves is well above the nation's average density level. If we take a look at the last Census, the vast majority of the population falls within one racial group (89% White). Given that fact, Webster Groves could be considered less diverse than other cities. Webster Groves is known to be family friendly as more than 85% of the population has already tied the knot. It might also be worth noting that 53% of residents also have children under the age of 18.

      Whether you’re moving to a new city to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Webster Groves could be a positive experience compared to other cities in Missouri if you know where to look. The best areas in Webster Groves and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from amenities, cost of living, housing, you will see a detailed breakdown of the most important information as well as comparisons to the Missouri and national averages.

      With a livability score of 88 out of 100, Webster Groves is ranked #129 in the United States and #3 in Missouri. Pack your bags! This is a very high score in comparison to other US cities. Living in Webster Groves could be a great choice! Another exciting tidbit, is that Webster Groves ranks better than 90% of all US cities! If we probe a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Webster Groves has higher than average rankings for the following: amenities (A+), crime (A+), education (A+) and employment (B+). Webster Groves does not rank well for the following: cost of living (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 Webster Groves, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do.

      Crime rates can be the deciding factor for anyone looking to relocate to a new area. Webster Groves gets top scores for their low violent crime rates of 118 crimes per 100,000 residents, which are significantly lower than the national average.

      School test scores can be an important metric in deciding if the local area schools can provide a solid educational system for children. The schools in Webster Groves have a test score average of 76%, which is well above the US average.

      There are many factors that go into deciding if an area is the right fit for your lifestyle. Certain “must haves” like low crime, great schools and nearby amenities are all at the top of most people's lists. But before even considering if those options are available, most people will need to know if the real estate in Webster Groves is actually affordable. Median real estate prices in Webster Groves come in at $250,500, which is 77.4% higher than the Missouri average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Webster Groves, the home price to income ratio is 2.9, which is 0% lower than the Missouri average. Knowing if your home will appreciate on a long term or even a short term basis should be factored into your decision making. An increase in your home’s value can be a good way to generate tax-free equity that can create long term financial security. In the past year, appreciation rates for homes in the Webster Groves area were 7.6% and 5 year appreciation rates were 7%.

      Webster Groves transportation information

      Statistic Webster Groves Missouri National
      Average one way commute20min23min26min
      Workers who drive to work81.7%81.6%76.4%
      Workers who carpool4.8%9.1%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit1.1%1.5%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle1.1%0.3%0.6%
      Workers who walk3.3%1.9%2.8%
      Working from home7.3%4.6%4.6%

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