St. James, MO


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St. James, 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

St. James Housing Market Information

With a population of 4,145, 1,531 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $100,461, house prices in St. James are solidly below the national average.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in St. James, accounting for 75.77% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in St. James include duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 20.20%), large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 2.04%), and a few mobile homes or trailers ( 1.98%).

The most prevalent building size and type in St. James are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 52.16% owning and 47.84% renting.

There is a lot of housing in St. James built from 1970 to 1999 so parts of town may have that "Brady Bunch" look of homes popular in the '70s and early '80s, although some of these houses were built up through the early '90s as well. There is also a lot of housing in St. James built between 1940-1969 ( 34.68%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from before 1939 ( 7.82%). There's also some housing in St. James built between 2000 and later ( 7.47%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in St. James. Fully 10.62% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant St. James homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding St. James 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.

St. James Home Appreciation Rates

Real estate appreciation rates in St. James's have tracked to near the national average over the last then years, with the annual appreciation rate averaging -0.17% during the period.

Over the last year, St. James appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, St. James's appreciation rate has been -1.95%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in St. James were at 0.00%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 0.00%.

Relative to Missouri, our data show that St. James's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 90% of the other cities and towns in Missouri.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,027,000 0.0
$770,001 - $1,027,000 0.0
$513,001 - $770,000 0.0
$411,001 - $513,000 0.0
$308,001 - $411,000 2.7
$206,001 - $308,000 11.0
$103,001 - $206,000 32.1
$51,001 - $103,000 47.0
$0 - $51,000 7.2

Low for MO
Low for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
77.29989452713 69.6

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

St. James 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
29.97% 1.53% 4 3
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$845 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 52.16
Renters 47.84
Vacant 10.62

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 7.5
1970 - 1999 50.0
1940 - 1969 34.7
1939 or Older 7.8

Types of Homes

Single-Family 75.8
Townhomes 0.0
Small Apt. Buildings 20.2
Apt. Complexes 2.0
Mobile Homes 2.0
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 0.41
1 Bedroom 6.36
2 Bedrooms 34.56
3 Bedrooms 50.79
4 Bedrooms 5.60
5 or more bedrooms 2.28

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