St. Pauls, NC


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St. Pauls, NC 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. Pauls Housing Market Information

With 2,420 people, 899 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $70,637, house prices in St. Pauls are some of the most affordable in North Carolina as well as the nation.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in St. Pauls, accounting for 70.71% of the town's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in St. Pauls include duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 11.44%), mobile homes or trailers ( 9.86%), and a few large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 6.31%).

The most prevalent building size and type in St. Pauls are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The town has a mixture of owners and renters, with 48.94% owning and 51.06% renting.

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. St. Pauls's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 46.55% of the town's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in St. Pauls include homes built between 1970-1999 ( 39.25%) and housing constructed before 1939 ( 11.93%). There's also some housing in St. Pauls built between 2000 and later ( 2.27%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in St. Pauls. Fully 11.34% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant St. Pauls homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding St. Pauls 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. Pauls Home Appreciation Rates

St. Pauls's appreciation rate notably has been below the national average for the last ten years. The average annual home appreciation rate in St. Pauls during the period has been just -1.63%, which is lower than 80% of US communities.

Over the last year, St. Pauls appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, St. Pauls's appreciation rate has been 1.69%, 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. Pauls were at -0.54%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of -2.13%.

Notably, St. Pauls's appreciation rate in the latest quarter is one of the lowest in America.

Relative to North Carolina, our data show that St. Pauls's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 60% of the other cities and towns in North Carolina.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,029,000 0.0
$772,001 - $1,029,000 0.0
$514,001 - $772,000 0.0
$411,001 - $514,000 0.0
$309,001 - $411,000 0.0
$206,001 - $309,000 4.3
$103,001 - $206,000 24.0
$52,001 - $103,000 37.3
$0 - $52,000 34.3

Very Low for NC
Very Low for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
94.9958982772765 98.3666061705989

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

St. Pauls 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
22.67% 1.19% 5 2
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$677 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 48.94
Renters 51.06
Vacant 11.34

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 2.3
1970 - 1999 39.3
1940 - 1969 46.5
1939 or Older 11.9

Types of Homes

Single-Family 70.7
Townhomes 1.7
Small Apt. Buildings 11.4
Apt. Complexes 6.3
Mobile Homes 9.9
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 1.68
1 Bedroom 8.58
2 Bedrooms 34.22
3 Bedrooms 45.56
4 Bedrooms 9.27
5 or more bedrooms 0.69