South St. Paul, MN


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South St. Paul, MN 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 Q1 2017. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

South St. Paul Housing Market Information

With 20,405 people, 8,366 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $188,542, South St. Paul real estate prices are well above average cost compared to national prices.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in South St. Paul, accounting for 66.85% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in South St. Paul include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 20.09%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 7.65%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 4.97%).

Owner-occupied, three and four bedroom dwellings, primarily in single-family detached homes are the most prevalent type of housing you will see in South St. Paul. Owner-occupied housing accounts for 66.53% of South St. Paul's homes, and 54.52% have either three or four bedrooms, which is average sized relative to America.

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. South St. Paul's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 49.25% of the city's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in South St. Paul include homes built before 1939 ( 23.38%) and housing constructed between 1970-1999 ( 20.72%). There's also some housing in South St. Paul built between 2000 and later ( 6.66%).

South St. Paul Home Appreciation Rates

South St. Paul's appreciation rate notably has been below the national average for the last ten years. The average annual home appreciation rate in South St. Paul during the period has been just -1.52%, which is lower than 80% of US communities.

Appreciation rates are so strong in South St. Paul that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, South St. Paul real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, South St. Paul appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 8.16%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 87.50% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in South St. Paul. South St. Paul appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 1.44%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 5.89%.

Relative to Minnesota, our data show that South St. Paul's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 90% of the other cities and towns in Minnesota.

One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the city. Individual neighborhoods within South St. Paul differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in South St. Paul - 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 South St. Paul real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:

South St. Paul, MN HOME PRICES

Value Range
> $1,227,000 0.5
$920,001 - $1,227,000 0.3
$614,001 - $920,000 0.3
$491,001 - $614,000 0.3
$368,001 - $491,000 2.1
$245,001 - $368,000 19.4
$123,001 - $245,000 67.7
$61,001 - $123,000 6.2
$0 - $61,000 3.1

Average for MN
High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
35.2923942341498 44.9691991786448

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

South St. Paul Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2016 Q4 - 2017 Q1
Last 12 Months:
2016 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 2 Years:
2015 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 5 Years:
2012 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 10 Years:
2007 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2017 Q1
27.19% 1.40% 3 3
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,066 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 66.53
Renters 33.47
Vacant 5.79

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

AGE OF South St. Paul HOMES
2000 or Newer 6.7
1970 - 1999 20.7
1940 - 1969 49.2
1939 or Older 23.4

Types of Homes

TYPE OF South St. Paul HOMES
Single-Family 66.8
Townhomes 5.0
Small Apt. Buildings 7.6
Apt. Complexes 20.1
Mobile Homes 0.3
Other 0.1

Home Size

SIZE OF South St. Paul HOMES
No Bedroom 1.78
1 Bedroom 13.16
2 Bedrooms 28.58
3 Bedrooms 40.29
4 Bedrooms 14.22
5 or more bedrooms 1.96