St. Louis, MO Real Estate

According to census data in the year 2000 there were 176,354 housing units in St. Louis. This represents a 9.5% decline from 194,919 in 1990.

Of those housing units, 176,354 were located in either urbanized areas or urban clusters, and none were located in what is classified as a rural area.

Homeownership rate in St. Louis is about 46.9%. St. Louis's vacancy rate, including seasonal lodging, is about 16.6%. Average household size is 2.29 people.

The majority of houses, apartments or condos in St. Louis were built after 1941.


Housing Size

Housing Units by Size
Studio Type3.60%
One Bedroom28.70%
Two Bedrooms38.80%
Three Bedrooms18.50%
Four Bedrooms7.20%
Five Bedrooms or more3.20%
As % of Housing Units

Owned Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.53
Median year structure was built1939
Median Value of occupied units$63,900
Median Price asked for vacant units$51,000

Rented Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.09
Median year structure was built1946
Median Monthly Rent asked for vacant units$343

Owners Finance Status

Housing Finance
Second Mortgage & Equity Loan0.20%
Second Mortgage5.40%
Home Equity Loan6%
Simple Mortgage51.70%
Debt Free36.80%
As % of Housing Units
Median part of Monthly Household Income dedicated to covering home ownership costs17.1%