St. George, UT
APPRECIATION RATE TRENDS AND HOUSING MARKET DATA



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St. George, UT 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 Q4 2018. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2017 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

St. George Housing Market Information

With 84,405 people, 27,803 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $328,350, St. George 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. George, accounting for 66.65% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in St. George include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 13.16%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 8.04%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 8.02%).

The most prevalent building size and type in St. George are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 64.62% owning and 35.38% renting.

There is a lot of housing in St. George 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. George built between 2000 and later ( 38.94%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 1940-1969 ( 4.11%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in St. George. Fully 19.20% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant St. George homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding St. George 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. George Home Appreciation Rates

Appreciation rates for homes in St. George have been tracking above average for the last ten years, according to NeighborhoodScout data. The cumulative appreciation rate over the ten years has been 17.21%, which ranks in the top 50% nationwide. This equates to an annual average St. George house appreciation rate of 1.60%.

Appreciation rates are so strong in St. George that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, St. George real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, St. George appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 9.44%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 88.99% 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. George. St. George appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 2.27%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 9.41%.

Relative to Utah, our data show that St. George's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 50% of the other cities and towns in Utah.

One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the city. Individual neighborhoods within St. George differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in St. George - or in any city or town - that have the best track record of real estate appreciation, by the latest quarter, the last year, 2 years, 5 years, 10 years, or even since 2000, to assist you in making the best St. George real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values

 

Median Home Value:
$328,350

St. George, UT HOME PRICES

Value Range
> $1,278,000 1.1
$958,001 - $1,278,000 1.3
$638,001 - $958,000 5.5
$511,001 - $638,000 7.4
$383,001 - $511,000 15.7
$256,001 - $383,000 30.7
$128,001 - $256,000 30.2
$64,001 - $128,000 4.3
$0 - $64,000 3.8

High for UT
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
16.7357664233577 34.2281879194631

Number Of Homes And Apartments:
27,803

St. George Appreciation Rates

 
Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
UT*
Compared To
America*
Latest Quarter:
2018 Q3 - 2018 Q4
Last 12 Months:
2017 Q4 - 2018 Q4
Last 2 Years:
2016 Q4 - 2018 Q4
Last 5 Years:
2013 Q4 - 2018 Q4
Last 10 Years:
2008 Q4 - 2018 Q4
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2018 Q4
74.72% 2.94%
4
7
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership

 

Average Market Rent:
$1,277 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Homeownership
Owners 64.62
Renters 35.38
Vacant 19.20

Housing Market Details

 

Age of Homes

AGE OF St. George HOMES
2000 or Newer 38.9
1970 - 1999 56.0
1940 - 1969 4.1
1939 or Older 1.0

Types of Homes

TYPE OF St. George HOMES
Single-Family 66.7
Townhomes 8.0
Small Apt. Buildings 8.0
Apt. Complexes 13.2
Mobile Homes 4.1
Other 0.0

Home Size

SIZE OF St. George HOMES
No Bedroom 1.43
1 Bedroom 7.25
2 Bedrooms 22.93
3 Bedrooms 40.60
4 Bedrooms 16.28
5 or more bedrooms 11.51