St. George, UT
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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 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. George Housing Market Information

With 80,202 people, 26,136 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $297,350, 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 65.47% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in St. George include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 13.62%), row houses and other attached homes ( 8.50%), and a few duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 7.34%).

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 63.78% owning and 36.22% 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 ( 36.15%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 1940-1969 ( 3.91%). There's also some housing in St. George built before 1939 ( 1.50%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in St. George. Fully 20.81% 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

St. George's appreciation rate notably has been below the national average for the last ten years. The average annual home appreciation rate in St. George during the period has been just -2.01%, which is lower than 80% of US communities.

NeighborhoodScout's data show that during the latest twelve months, St. George's appreciation rate, at 4.96%, has been at or slightly above the national average. In the latest quarter, St. George's appreciation rate has been 2.02%, which annualizes to a rate of 8.33%.

Importantly, this makes St. George 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 Utah, our data show that St. George's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 70% 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:
$297,350

St. George, UT HOME PRICES

Value Range
> $1,233,000 0.5
$925,001 - $1,233,000 1.0
$617,001 - $925,000 4.3
$493,001 - $617,000 5.5
$370,001 - $493,000 13.2
$246,001 - $370,000 26.6
$123,001 - $246,000 37.4
$62,001 - $123,000 6.8
$0 - $62,000 4.8

High for UT
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
16.5065041603188 27.5167785234899

Number Of Homes And Apartments:
26,136

St. George Appreciation Rates

 
Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
UT*
Compared To
America*
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
47.26% 2.27% 4 6
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership

 

Average Market Rent:
$1,279 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Homeownership
Owners 63.78
Renters 36.22
Vacant 20.81

Housing Market Details

 

Age of Homes

AGE OF St. George HOMES
2000 or Newer 36.2
1970 - 1999 58.4
1940 - 1969 3.9
1939 or Older 1.5

Types of Homes

TYPE OF St. George HOMES
Single-Family 65.5
Townhomes 8.5
Small Apt. Buildings 7.3
Apt. Complexes 13.6
Mobile Homes 4.8
Other 0.2

Home Size

SIZE OF St. George HOMES
No Bedroom 1.42
1 Bedroom 8.31
2 Bedrooms 23.17
3 Bedrooms 40.18
4 Bedrooms 16.44
5 or more bedrooms 10.47