Housing

A total of 177 housing units were added in St. Anthony East between 1980 and 1990. In 2000, the neighborhood had 1,124 housing units. Of that, 3 percent were vacant – the same proportion as 1980. In 1990 the vacancy rate reached 7 percent.

In 2000, about 65 percent of the occupied units were rental. St. Anthony East had similar proportions in 1980 and 1990. However, the number of owner-occupied units increased, especially between 1990 and 2000.

In 2000, there were no houses for sale in the neighborhood, so the homeowner vacancy rate was null. In 1980 and 1990 the homeowner vacancy rate in St. Anthony East was above zero but still much lower than the city rate. The rental vacancy rate followed citywide trends but was also much lower.

Although following the same trends, the neighborhood had lower median housing values than the city. In 2000 the median housing value in St. Anthony East was almost $10,000 lower than the citywide median. Between 1980 and 2000 the citywide and neighborhood median housing values each decreased by about 1 percent.

In 1980 and 2000 the median housing cost, including mortgage, was 37 percent of the median income in St. Anthony East. Reflecting low income levels, the percentage was higher than in the city.

In St. Anthony East, rent tends to be lower than citywide. Unlike citywide trends, rent did not increase much in the neighborhood; in fact, it decreased from 1990 to 2000, although it still stayed above 1980 levels. In 2000, median gross rent in the neighborhood was $91 lower than the citywide median.

In 1980, the proportion of median household income spent on median gross rent was the same in the neighborhood and citywide. In the following decades, even though rent was lower in the neighborhood than in the city, lower neighborhood income caused a higher proportion of income to go toward rent.

Last updated Sep. 27, 2011