The 10 Snobbiest Places In Missouri For 2023

The Snobbiest places in Missouri are Ladue and Town And Country for 2023 based on Saturday Night Science.

There are all types when it comes to being a snob in Missouri. You’ve got your Wine Snobs, Book Snobs, and, of course, Clothes Snobs. Then there are the Technology Snobs, Car Snobs, and yes, even City Snobsas in, I’m better than you because I live in (insert snooty city here).

How can we tell which Missouri cities are the snobbiest? By measuring snobby things, that’s how.

We used Saturday Night Science to look at things like expensive homes, high incomes, and overly educated populations by city in Missouri. These are the criteria you’d argue with a friend over a foodie dinner about who’s snobbier.

After analyzing 125 of the state’s most populous areas over 5,000 people, we came up with this ranking of the ten snobbiest places in the state of Missouri.

The Missourian in these places aren’t snobby, they just know they’re better than you.

Don’t freak out.

What’s the snobbiest place in Missouri? The snobbiest place in Missouri is Ladue based on the data. If we had their wealth and lifestyle, we’d probably be a little snobby, too.

The most laid back? That would be Jennings.

We’re not so full of ourselves as to make this ranking up from nowhere. So here’s a look at the top ten and more on how we did it. And if you’re curious, Missouri is the 28th snobbiest in the United States.

For more Missouri reading, check out:

Table Of Contents: Top Ten | Methodology | Summary | Table

The 10 Snobbiest Places In Missouri For 2023

Ladue, MO

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Overall SnackAbility

Population: 8,949
% Highly Educated: 85.0%
Median Income: $250,001
Median Home Price: $844,700
More on Ladue:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Town And Country, MO

Source: HomeSnacks
Overall SnackAbility

Population: 11,440
% Highly Educated: 75.0%
Median Income: $211,429
Median Home Price: $794,100
More on Town And Country:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Des Peres, MO

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Overall SnackAbility

Population: 9,096
% Highly Educated: 78.0%
Median Income: $194,286
Median Home Price: $479,400
More on Des Peres:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Clayton, MO

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Overall SnackAbility

Population: 16,905
% Highly Educated: 80.0%
Median Income: $117,593
Median Home Price: $683,400
More on Clayton:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Glendale, MO

Source: HomeSnacks
Overall SnackAbility

Population: 6,143
% Highly Educated: 79.0%
Median Income: $147,685
Median Home Price: $427,900
More on Glendale:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Parkville, MO

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Overall SnackAbility

Population: 7,153
% Highly Educated: 72.0%
Median Income: $173,047
Median Home Price: $456,600
More on Parkville:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Wildwood, MO

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

Population: 35,384
% Highly Educated: 67.0%
Median Income: $140,685
Median Home Price: $398,100
More on Wildwood:  Cost Of Living

Chesterfield, MO

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

Population: 49,675
% Highly Educated: 69.0%
Median Income: $124,551
Median Home Price: $384,600
More on Chesterfield:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Creve Coeur, MO

Source: Wikipedia User LittleT889 | CC BY-SA 4.0
Overall SnackAbility

Population: 18,648
% Highly Educated: 68.0%
Median Income: $100,810
Median Home Price: $457,100
More on Creve Coeur:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Sunset Hills, MO

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Overall SnackAbility

Population: 9,062
% Highly Educated: 59.0%
Median Income: $107,820
Median Home Price: $464,200
More on Sunset Hills:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Methodology: How we determined the snobbiest cities in the Show Me State

Do you think wed just come up with this list willy-nilly? Not a chance – we only use Saturday Night Science around here.

We gathered up all of the places in Missouri with populations of 5,000 people or more. This left us with a total of 125 places. Then, we looked at each place in terms of these snoot-er-iffic criteria (And no, its not a word. English snob.):

  • Median home price (Higher is snobbier)
  • Median household income (Higher is snobbier)
  • Percent of population with a college degree (Higher is snobbier)

Turned out this simple criteria was much better at sniffing out the snobby places then more snobby criteria like:

  • Libaries per capita (Higher is snobbier)
  • Museums per capita (Higher is snobbier)
  • Private schools per capita (Higher is snobbier)

From there, we ranked each of our 125 places in each category with scores from one to 125. We then averaged each places ranking into one overall score, where the lowest score went to the snobbiest place in Missouri. So lets all flip a table in honor of Ladue (with our pinkies up, of course.)

Before you get upset and ruin your blowout or something drastic here, lets remember that this is all in good fun. Would we live in one of these 10 places if we had the chance? Of course, we would.

And it’s not like your real estate agent would ever point out how snobby the town you’re moving to is. We’re here to keep you grounded, even if you’re wearing a monocle.

There You Have It – Now That You’re On Your High Horse

When it comes to snobbery, these places in Missouri are heading ever upward. Residents in these communities are well educated, well paid, and appear to have all the sophisticated culture and entertainment of an Ernst Lubitsch film right at their fingertips.

Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

If you’re also curious enough, here are the most laid back places in Missouri, according to science:

  1. Jennings
  2. Charleston
  3. Berkeley

For more Missouri reading, check out:

Table: The Snobbiest Cities In Missouri For 2023

Rank City Population
1 Ladue, MO 8,949
2 Town And Country, MO 11,440
3 Des Peres, MO 9,096
4 Clayton, MO 16,905
5 Glendale, MO 6,143
6 Parkville, MO 7,153
7 Wildwood, MO 35,384
8 Chesterfield, MO 49,675
9 Creve Coeur, MO 18,648
10 Sunset Hills, MO 9,062
11 Weldon Spring, MO 5,348
12 Cottleville, MO 5,408
13 Dardenne Prairie, MO 12,689
14 Webster Groves, MO 23,817
15 Kirkwood, MO 29,233
16 Ballwin, MO 30,998
17 Olivette, MO 8,408
18 Richmond Heights, MO 9,188
19 Lake St. Louis, MO 16,665
20 Eureka, MO 11,663
21 Crestwood, MO 12,347
22 Brentwood, MO 8,198
23 Manchester, MO 18,308
24 Lee’s Summit, MO 100,772
25 Ellisville, MO 9,908
26 O’fallon, MO 90,802
27 Wentzville, MO 43,213
28 Shrewsbury, MO 6,362
29 Raymore, MO 22,722
30 St. Charles, MO 70,218
31 St. Peters, MO 57,289
32 Kearney, MO 10,260
33 Liberty, MO 30,129
34 Maryland Heights, MO 28,141
35 Greenwood, MO 6,008
36 Smithville, MO 10,211
37 Columbia, MO 124,342
38 Grain Valley, MO 15,435
39 Blue Springs, MO 58,265
40 Carl Junction, MO 8,099
41 Battlefield, MO 5,957
42 Jackson, MO 15,272
43 Valley Park, MO 6,864
44 Maplewood, MO 8,220
45 Nixa, MO 22,925
46 Pleasant Hill, MO 8,673
47 Bridgeton, MO 11,417
48 Ozark, MO 20,874
49 Waynesville, MO 5,336
50 Washington, MO 14,607
51 Willard, MO 6,233
52 Odessa, MO 5,538
53 Warrensburg, MO 19,509
54 Gladstone, MO 26,825
55 St. Robert, MO 5,191
56 Peculiar, MO 5,559
57 Arnold, MO 20,808
58 Belton, MO 23,832
59 Cape Girardeau, MO 39,415
60 Festus, MO 12,609
61 St. Louis, MO 302,787
62 Union, MO 12,108
63 Republic, MO 18,313
64 Hazelwood, MO 25,466
65 Troy, MO 12,463
66 Pacific, MO 6,898
67 Pevely, MO 5,974
68 Oak Grove, MO 8,228
69 Black Jack, MO 6,663
70 Excelsior Springs, MO 10,595
71 Branson, MO 12,579
72 Rolla, MO 19,949
73 Raytown, MO 29,893
74 Marshfield, MO 7,391
75 Fulton, MO 12,691
76 Florissant, MO 52,382
77 Joplin, MO 51,539
78 Sikeston, MO 16,054
79 Maryville, MO 11,070
80 Independence, MO 122,230
81 Harrisonville, MO 10,070
82 Perryville, MO 8,482
83 Grandview, MO 25,931
84 Boonville, MO 8,036
85 Marshall, MO 13,431
86 Springfield, MO 168,603
87 St. Joseph, MO 73,138
88 Sullivan, MO 6,192
89 Kirksville, MO 17,600
90 Hannibal, MO 17,165
91 Bolivar, MO 10,718
92 Savannah, MO 5,087
93 Warrenton, MO 8,450
94 Overland, MO 15,908
95 Farmington, MO 17,959
96 Neosho, MO 12,439
97 Chillicothe, MO 9,253
98 Richmond, MO 5,961
99 Kennett, MO 10,507
100 St. John, MO 6,617
About Nick Johnson

Nick Johnson earned his masters in Business Administration from the Drucker School At Claremont Graduate University. He has written for 39 publications across the country and ran the media relations department at Movoto, a real estate portal based in San Francisco. He has been featured in over 500 publications as an expert in real estate and as an authority on real estate trends.

Nick's the creator of the HomeSnacks YouTube channel that now has over 260,000 subscribers and is an excellent source to learn about different parts of the country.

5 thoughts on “The 10 Snobbiest Places In Missouri For 2023

  1. as someone who grew up in west county, i would say ladue/fronteac is the worst, especially if you go to plaza frontenac, thats the snobbiest place, also both ladue shnucks are extreamly snobby a bunch of freaks, on nice days you see lambos, ferraris, mc larens in ladue on lindbergh and clayton. creve coeur is snobby exept on olive road is kinda average, town and country is very preppy, has lots of horse carrages, huntleigh is very snobby; a small village next to ladue and frontenec, its really small, a few villages next to ladue, clayton is full of lawyers and wall street people, i was at starbucks in clayton and it was like out of that move american psyco. brentwood is not really snobby, richmand heights is upscale too, next to the gallarea, so is clarkson valley next to chesterfield and wildwood is very woodsy/outdorrsy

    1. toddwww – Pray tell, which west county school did you attend? 54 major errors and counting, not including the paragraph-long run-on sentence. Where is fronteac? shnucks?
      A typo is one thing, but your post displays such a frightening absence of first grade English grammar, that I might use it for the comic relief at my next business meeting with various editors. Perhaps the rebellious refusal to write in complete sentences, use capitalization or punctuation, is a deep-seated resentment towards an English teacher who rejected you. Perhaps ignoring proper nouns and misspelling every other word is your version of letting your hair grown down to your rear in retirement. Whatever the case – thanks for the laugh. Word of the day: “outdorrsy”

  2. I would have added Columbia, MO to this list. I grew up there, and I can say it is an extremely unfriendly place; especially when compared to the Midwest as a whole. That aspect never ceases to amaze me when I go back to visit. Also a class structure exists there: one that is extreme by most other city’s standards.

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