East St. Louis IL

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East St. Louis, IL Real Estate Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q3 2020. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2018 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more about Scout's Real Estate Data

East St. Louis Housing Market Information

With 26,047 people, 10,616 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $59,357, house prices in East St. Louis are some of the most affordable in Illinois as well as the nation.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in East St. Louis, accounting for 59.32% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in East St. Louis include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 24.28%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 15.67%).

People in East St. Louis primarily live in small (one, two or no bedroom) single-family detached homes. East St. Louis has a mixture of owner-occupied and renter-occupied housing.

At the end of World War II, American soldiers returned home triumphant and, with the help of the GI Bill, built homes by the millions on the edges of America's cities. These homes were predominantly capes and ranches, modest in size, but built to house a growing middle-class as the 20th century became the American century. East St. Louis's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 51.91% of the city's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in East St. Louis include homes built before 1939 ( 22.81%) and housing constructed between 1970-1999 ( 14.92%). There's also some housing in East St. Louis built between 2000 and later ( 10.36%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in East St. Louis. Fully 21.42% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant East St. Louis homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding East St. Louis real estate prices below levels they could achieve if vacant housing was absorbed into the market and became occupied. Housing vacancy rates are a useful measure to consider, along with other things, if you are a home buyer or a real estate investor.

East St. Louis Home Appreciation Rates

East St. Louis's appreciation rate notably has been below the national average for the last ten years. The average annual home appreciation rate in East St. Louis during the period has been just 1.49%, which is lower than 70% of US communities.

Over the last year, East St. Louis appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, East St. Louis's appreciation rate has been 3.45%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in East St. Louis were at 0.94%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 3.80%.

Relative to Illinois, our data show that East St. Louis's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 50% of the other cities and towns in Illinois.

One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the city. Individual neighborhoods within East St. Louis differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in East St. Louis - or in any city or town - that have the best track record of real estate appreciation, by the latest quarter, the last year, 2 years, 5 years, 10 years, or even since 2000, to assist you in making the best East St. Louis real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:

East St. Louis, IL HOME PRICES

Value Range
> $1,136,000 1.7
$852,001 - $1,136,000 0.0
$568,001 - $852,000 0.7
$455,001 - $568,000 0.2
$341,001 - $455,000 1.2
$227,001 - $341,000 2.8
$114,001 - $227,000 9.5
$57,001 - $114,000 37.7
$0 - $57,000 46.2

Very Low for IL
Very Low for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
98.7270072992701 98.6075949367089

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

East St. Louis Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2020 Q2 - 2020 Q3
Last 12 Months:
2019 Q3 - 2020 Q3
Last 2 Years:
2018 Q3 - 2020 Q3
Last 5 Years:
2015 Q3 - 2020 Q3
Last 10 Years:
2010 Q3 - 2020 Q3
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2020 Q3
50.32% 1.98%
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$957 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 46.00
Renters 54.00
Vacant 21.42

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

AGE OF East St. Louis HOMES
2000 or Newer 10.4
1970 - 1999 14.9
1940 - 1969 51.9
1939 or Older 22.8

Types of Homes

TYPE OF East St. Louis HOMES
Single-Family 59.3
Townhomes 0.4
Small Apt. Buildings 15.7
Apt. Complexes 24.3
Mobile Homes 0.4
Other 0.0

Home Size

SIZE OF East St. Louis HOMES
No Bedroom 3.41
1 Bedroom 15.07
2 Bedrooms 34.78
3 Bedrooms 33.60
4 Bedrooms 10.53
5 or more bedrooms 2.61