East St. Louis, IL Real Estate

According to census data in the year 2000 there were 12,902 housing units in East St. Louis. This represents a 17.4% decline from 15,622 in 1990.

Of those housing units, 12,895 were located in either urbanized areas or urban clusters, and 7 were located in what is classified as a rural area.

Homeownership rate in East St. Louis is about 53%. East St. Louis's vacancy rate, including seasonal lodging, is about 13.3%. Average household size is 2.79 people.

The majority of houses, apartments or condos in East St. Louis were built after 1953.


Housing Size

Housing Units by Size
Studio Type2.10%
One Bedroom14.60%
Two Bedrooms38.60%
Three Bedrooms31.90%
Four Bedrooms10.50%
Five Bedrooms or more2.30%
As % of Housing Units

Owned Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.85
Median year structure was built1950
Median Value of occupied units$41,800
Median Price asked for vacant units$17,800

Rented Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.73
Median year structure was built1958
Median Monthly Rent asked for vacant units$245

Owners Finance Status

Housing Finance
Second Mortgage & Equity Loan0%
Second Mortgage4.80%
Home Equity Loan5.70%
Simple Mortgage37.10%
Debt Free52.30%
As % of Housing Units
Median part of Monthly Household Income dedicated to covering home ownership costs17.6%