St. Marys, PA


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St. Marys, PA 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. Marys Housing Market Information

With a population of 12,652, 5,361 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $124,086, house prices in St. Marys are solidly below the national average.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in St. Marys, accounting for 77.86% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in St. Marys include duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 14.14%), large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 5.25%), and a few mobile homes or trailers ( 1.91%).

Owner-occupied, three and four bedroom dwellings, primarily in single-family detached homes are the most prevalent type of housing you will see in St. Marys. Owner-occupied housing accounts for 74.17% of St. Marys's homes, and 65.71% have either three or four bedrooms, which is average sized relative to America.

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. Marys's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 36.34% of the city's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in St. Marys include homes built between 1970-1999 ( 33.00%) and housing constructed before 1939 ( 24.51%). There's also some housing in St. Marys built between 2000 and later ( 6.15%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in St. Marys. Fully 11.15% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant St. Marys homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding St. Marys 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. Marys Home Appreciation Rates

Appreciation rates for homes in St. Marys have been tracking above average for the last ten years, according to NeighborhoodScout data. The cumulative appreciation rate over the ten years has been 3.20%, which ranks in the top 50% nationwide. This equates to an annual average St. Marys house appreciation rate of 0.32%.

NeighborhoodScout's data show that during the latest twelve months, St. Marys's appreciation rate, at 4.67%, has been at or slightly above the national average. In the latest quarter, St. Marys's appreciation rate has been -1.59%, which annualizes to a rate of -6.20%.

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

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

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,075,000 0.0
$806,001 - $1,075,000 0.5
$537,001 - $806,000 0.4
$430,001 - $537,000 0.8
$322,001 - $430,000 4.0
$215,001 - $322,000 13.9
$108,001 - $215,000 35.4
$54,001 - $108,000 35.7
$0 - $54,000 9.2

Average for PA
Low for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
63.084495488105 59.2270531400966

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

St. Marys 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
14.88% 0.81% 1 2
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$814 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 74.17
Renters 25.83
Vacant 11.15

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 6.1
1970 - 1999 33.0
1940 - 1969 36.3
1939 or Older 24.5

Types of Homes

Single-Family 77.9
Townhomes 0.8
Small Apt. Buildings 14.1
Apt. Complexes 5.3
Mobile Homes 1.9
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 0.58
1 Bedroom 5.70
2 Bedrooms 24.79
3 Bedrooms 53.91
4 Bedrooms 11.80
5 or more bedrooms 3.22

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