West St. Paul, MN


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West 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

West St. Paul Housing Market Information

With 19,727 people, 8,261 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $202,457, West 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 West St. Paul, accounting for 50.14% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in West St. Paul include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 41.45%), row houses and other attached homes ( 4.59%), and a few duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 3.41%).

People in West St. Paul primarily live in small (one, two or no bedroom) single-family detached homes. West St. Paul 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. West St. Paul's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 43.79% of the city's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in West St. Paul include homes built between 1970-1999 ( 36.37%) and housing constructed before 1939 ( 13.65%). There's also some housing in West St. Paul built between 2000 and later ( 6.20%).

West St. Paul Home Appreciation Rates

West St. Paul's appreciation rate notably has been below the national average for the last ten years. The average annual home appreciation rate in West St. Paul during the period has been just -1.39%, which is lower than 80% of US communities.

NeighborhoodScout's data show that during the latest twelve months, West St. Paul's appreciation rate, at 4.42%, has been at or slightly above the national average. In the latest quarter, West St. Paul's appreciation rate has been 1.44%, which annualizes to a rate of 5.89%.

Relative to Minnesota, our data show that West St. Paul's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 50% 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 West St. Paul differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in West 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 West St. Paul real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,156,000 0.8
$867,001 - $1,156,000 0.3
$578,001 - $867,000 2.4
$462,001 - $578,000 2.2
$347,001 - $462,000 3.7
$231,001 - $347,000 20.2
$115,001 - $231,000 57.2
$58,001 - $115,000 8.2
$0 - $58,000 5.0

High for MN
High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
31.6887378413219 40.041067761807

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

West 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
29.49% 1.51% 3 3
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,085 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 57.36
Renters 42.64
Vacant 4.63

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

AGE OF West St. Paul HOMES
2000 or Newer 6.2
1970 - 1999 36.4
1940 - 1969 43.8
1939 or Older 13.6

Types of Homes

Single-Family 50.1
Townhomes 4.6
Small Apt. Buildings 3.4
Apt. Complexes 41.4
Mobile Homes 0.4
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 1.25
1 Bedroom 22.29
2 Bedrooms 35.08
3 Bedrooms 27.49
4 Bedrooms 11.19
5 or more bedrooms 2.70