Saint Charles, MO Overview

Drawing its charm from enchanting Victorian frame houses that were built more than 70 years ago, St. Charles nevertheless offers an abundance of newer construction from the last three decades.  These traditional ranch and two-story homes grace tree-shaded streets and well-developed lots.  Buyers interested in new construction will lovely new subdivisions throughout the area, stretching almost to O'Fallon.  As the county seat of the fastest-growing region in Missouri, St. Charles provides a top-rated school system as well as St. Charles Community College and the four-year liberal arts institution of Lindenwood University.


Historic St. Charles became host to the Lewis and Clark Expedition in 1804 and Missouri's first capital in 1821, and many of the local amenities showcase the turn-of-the-century styling of the area's French heritage. Historic Frenchtown, midtown, and South Main Street — all hugging the riverfront — are bustling with quaint shops, an antique district, and intimate restaurants. Along with these riverside historic sites, residents and visitors enjoy more contemporary attractions like Casino St. Charles and the new Family Arena with its professional sports scene.

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Population Growth (since 2000) 13%
Population Density (ppl / mile) 2,911.00
Household Size (ppl) 2.294
Households w/ Children 25%

Housing Stability

Annual Residential Turnover 0%
5+ Years in Residency 39%
Median Year in Residency 4.1

Housing Inventory

Saint Charles, MO Housing Inventory 18,812 1,991 9,673 18,812 1,991 9,673

Population Demographics

The population of the community broken down by age group. The numbers at the top of each bar indicate the number of people in the age bracket below.

Saint Charles, MO Population Demographics

Total: 69,926


Median Age: 37.86

Climate and Weather

The Temperature chart displays average high and low values for January and July, and is designed to provide an indication of both seasonal and daily temperature variability. The Weather Risk Index indicates the calculated risk of each type of weather event occurring in the future. This risk is based on historical localized storm events and weather patterns. The national average for each type of weather event equals a score of 100, so a score of 200 would represent twice the risk as the national average, and a score of 50 would represent half the risk of the national average.

Temperature (degrees F)

Saint Charles, MO Temperature

Weather Risk

Saint Charles, MO Weather Risk


The Community Educational Index chart is based on the U.S. Census Bureau's Socioeconomic Status (SES) elements. Factors used in creating the index below are income, educational achievement, and occupation of persons within the selected ZIP code. Since this index is based on the population of an entire Zip code, it may not reflect the nature of an individual school.

Education Climate Index

Saint Charles, MO Education Climate Index

Highest Education Level Attained

Saint Charles, MO Highest Education Level Attained 12,666 11,061 2,380 1,344 5,698 10,162 4,385 12,666 11,061 2,380 1,344 5,698

Employment and Finance


Saint Charles, MO Workforce

Income by dollar range (Median Income: $58,257)

Saint Charles, MO Income by dollar range 1,311 933 1,248 1,249 1,553 1,440 1,850 1,427 1,323 2,283 3,095 4,107 2,460 1,408 1,924 488 210 175

Fair Market Rents

The Fair Market Rents show average gross rent estimates based on figures provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

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Smoking Ban

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The Crime Index compares the risk or probability of future occurrence of certain types of crime in this community as compared to the national average. The national average for each type of crime equals a score of 1.0, so a score of 2.0 would represent twice the risk as the national average, and a score of 0.50 would represent half the risk of the national average.

Saint Charles, MO Crime

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