St. Helens, OR


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St. Helens, OR 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. Helens Housing Market Information

With a population of 13,158, 4,610 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $251,055, St. Helens real estate prices are well above average cost compared to national prices.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in St. Helens, accounting for 68.06% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in St. Helens include duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 12.91%), large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 11.18%), and a few mobile homes or trailers ( 4.30%).

The most prevalent building size and type in St. Helens are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 62.73% owning and 37.27% renting.

There is a lot of housing in St. Helens 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. Helens built between 2000 and later ( 23.97%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from before 1939 ( 21.54%). There's also some housing in St. Helens built between 1940-1969 ( 14.56%).

St. Helens Home Appreciation Rates

Appreciation rates for homes in St. Helens have been tracking above average for the last ten years, according to NeighborhoodScout data. The cumulative appreciation rate over the ten years has been 2.70%, which ranks in the top 50% nationwide. This equates to an annual average St. Helens house appreciation rate of 0.27%.

Appreciation rates are so strong in St. Helens that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, St. Helens real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, St. Helens appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 12.38%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 97.90% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in St. Helens. St. Helens appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 2.08%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 8.56%.

Importantly, this makes St. Helens one of the highest appreciating communities in the nation for the latest quarter, and may signal the city's near-future real estate investment strength.

Relative to Oregon, our data show that St. Helens's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 80% of the other cities and towns in Oregon.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,370,000 1.0
$1,028,001 - $1,370,000 0.1
$685,001 - $1,028,000 2.1
$548,001 - $685,000 3.1
$411,001 - $548,000 4.4
$274,001 - $411,000 26.2
$137,001 - $274,000 54.6
$69,001 - $137,000 4.4
$0 - $69,000 4.0

Average for OR
High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
22.3485292394234 57.9710144927536

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

St. Helens 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
52.10% 2.46% 2 6
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,222 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 62.73
Renters 37.27
Vacant 8.15

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 24.0
1970 - 1999 39.9
1940 - 1969 14.6
1939 or Older 21.5

Types of Homes

Single-Family 68.1
Townhomes 3.3
Small Apt. Buildings 12.9
Apt. Complexes 11.2
Mobile Homes 4.3
Other 0.2

Home Size

No Bedroom 2.59
1 Bedroom 5.70
2 Bedrooms 27.91
3 Bedrooms 47.00
4 Bedrooms 15.36
5 or more bedrooms 1.43

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