Clayton, MO


Highest Appreciating Clayton Neighborhoods Since 2000

Clayton, MO 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

Clayton Housing Market Information

With a population of 15,884, 5,609 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $601,793, Clayton house prices are not only among the most expensive in Missouri, Clayton real estate also is some of the most expensive in all of America.

Large apartment complexes or high rise apartments are the single most common housing type in Clayton, accounting for 47.97% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Clayton include single-family detached homes ( 34.57%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 13.86%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 2.74%). Cities with mostly row houses, apartments, and other high density housing types are relatively uncommon, and characteristic of compact cities that frequently have a downtown or other neighborhoods where amenities are within walking distance and a lot of street life can be seen.

People in Clayton primarily live in small (one, two or no bedroom) units, chiefly found in large apartment complexes or high rise apartments. Clayton has a mixture of owner-occupied and renter-occupied housing.

The housing in Clayton was primarily built before 1939 ( 42.71%), making the housing stock in Clayton some of the oldest overall in America, although there is a range of ages of homes in Clayton. The next most important housing age is between 1940-1969 ( 30.86%), followed by between 1970-1999 ( 15.45%). There's also some housing in Clayton built between 2000 and later ( 10.98%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Clayton. Fully 13.71% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Clayton homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Clayton 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.

Clayton Home Appreciation Rates

Appreciation rates for homes in Clayton have been tracking above average for the last ten years, according to NeighborhoodScout data. The cumulative appreciation rate over the ten years has been 12.43%, which ranks in the top 30% nationwide. This equates to an annual average Clayton house appreciation rate of 1.18%.

Over the last year, Clayton appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, Clayton's appreciation rate has been 3.09%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in Clayton were at 1.03%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 4.19%.

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

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,124,000 11.7
$843,001 - $1,124,000 16.6
$562,001 - $843,000 31.1
$450,001 - $562,000 6.2
$338,001 - $450,000 7.7
$225,001 - $338,000 14.0
$113,001 - $225,000 9.0
$56,001 - $113,000 2.1
$0 - $56,000 1.5

Very High for MO
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
3.87319817180359 0.6

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Clayton 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
49.87% 2.37% 8 6
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,371 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 42.47
Renters 57.53
Vacant 13.71

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 11.0
1970 - 1999 15.4
1940 - 1969 30.9
1939 or Older 42.7

Types of Homes

Single-Family 34.6
Townhomes 2.7
Small Apt. Buildings 13.9
Apt. Complexes 48.0
Mobile Homes 0.9
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 1.72
1 Bedroom 14.08
2 Bedrooms 38.95
3 Bedrooms 21.66
4 Bedrooms 16.06
5 or more bedrooms 7.52