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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Collegeville / Saint Johns University median real estate price is $551,895, which is more expensive than 91.1% of the neighborhoods in Minnesota and 76.3% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Collegeville / Saint Johns University is currently $1,151, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 91.9% of Minnesota neighborhoods.

Collegeville / Saint Johns University is a rural neighborhood (based on population density) located in St. Joseph, Minnesota.

Collegeville / Saint Johns University real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to large (four, five or more bedroom) single-family homes and small apartment buildings. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Collegeville / Saint Johns University neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in Collegeville / Saint Johns University. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 21.0%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 87.2% of all U.S. neighborhoods. A relatively large percentage of housing here is seasonally occupied (18.8%). This can occur in vacation areas, and occasionally it is also found in neighborhoods that are primarily filled with college students, as some apartments could be vacant when school is not in session. If you live here year round, you may find that a number of buildings in your neighborhood are actually empty.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in St. Joseph, the Collegeville / Saint Johns University neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

People

Of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the Collegeville / Saint Johns University neighborhood has some of the lowest rates of children living in poverty of any neighborhood in the United States. In a nation where approximately 1 in 4 children are living in poverty, the Collegeville / Saint Johns University community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.

In addition, an extraordinary 44.1% of the residents of the Collegeville / Saint Johns University neighborhood are currently enrolled in college. This is such a large part of life in this neighborhood that the neighborhood changes a great deal with the change of semesters and is far quieter during the summer when many students are away.

Also, if you are planning to retire in Minnesota, this neighborhood should be on your must-see list. For many reasons, Collegeville / Saint Johns University may be considered a retiree's dream neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and metrics, it's peaceful and quiet, has above average safety from crime compared to other neighborhoods in Minnesota, while also offering a diverse range of housing options. This, along with the vibrant mix of very educated seniors and other age groups who choose to live here, makes the neighborhood more retiree-friendly than 99.0% of neighborhoods in MN. If a Minnesota retirement is in your future, this neighborhood should be one of the places you visit. In addition to being an excellent choice for active retirees, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for college students.

Modes of Transportation

More people in Collegeville / Saint Johns University choose to walk to work each day (25.9%) than almost any neighborhood in America. If you are attracted to the idea of being able to walk to work, this neighborhood could be a good choice.

Car Ownership

Most American households own a car or other vehicle. Many own two cars or perhaps three. In the United States, it is useful to have an automobile not only for commuting, but also for shopping and getting to other services one needs. But NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed that households in the Collegeville / Saint Johns University neighborhood have a highly unusual car ownership. Residents of this neighborhood must really love automobiles. NeighborhoodScout's Analysis reveals that 37.6% of the households here have four, five, or more cars. That is more cars per household than in 97.4% of the neighborhoods in the nation.

Diversity

Did you know that the Collegeville / Saint Johns University neighborhood has more German and West Indian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 55.1% of this neighborhood's residents have German ancestry and 0.1% have West Indian ancestry.

The Neighbors

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the Collegeville / Saint Johns University neighborhood in St. Joseph are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 79.5% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 0.0% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 100.0% of America's neighborhoods.

A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.

In the Collegeville / Saint Johns University neighborhood, 35.8% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 27.6% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (19.4%), and 16.8% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the Collegeville / Saint Johns University neighborhood is English, spoken by 92.7% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (3.4%).

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

In the Collegeville / Saint Johns University neighborhood in St. Joseph, MN, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (55.1%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (15.3%), and residents who report Polish roots (7.5%), and some of the residents are also of Norwegian ancestry (6.9%), along with some English ancestry residents (3.4%), among others.

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in Collegeville / Saint Johns University neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (48.8% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (55.0%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also hop out the door and walk to work to get to work (25.9%) and 6.5% of residents also ride the bus for their daily commute. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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