Taking the Measure of St. Louis: St. Louis Compared to Other Metro Areas

October 04, 2016

Regional economist Charles Gascon compared St. Louis to other major metropolitan areas. In population density and cost of living, St. Louis looks a lot more like its smaller major metropolitan area peers than like larger ones. The area’s size and low population growth comes with advantages over larger cities (more affordable home prices, shorter commutes) and disadvantages (lower worker productivity).

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