Holding the largest population of people at roughly 16,000, Clayton is the county seat of St. Louis County sitting on the cusp of the big city itself. This city’s setup is a far cry from the smaller communities on this list. Clayton is known for its business district with multiple skyscrapers and bustling downtown full of galleries, boutiques, and fine restaurants. Clayton houses many wealthy and educated young professionals. The median age here is 29 – roughly 20 years younger than all the above-mentioned locations. The demographics in Clayton are also the most diverse in terms of race and family composition. The median household income is roughly $88,000. Founded in 1877, Clayton is now well developed, housing the headquarters of big-name companies such as Famous Footwear and Enterprise Rent-a-Car. It also claims part of Washington University in addition to its own Fontbonne University.
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