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Housing Profile
St. Johns County, Florida
  • Population, 2016: 220255. St. Johns County ranks # 24 of Florida's 67 counties in population.
  • Households, 2016: 88681
  • Homeownership Rate, 2016: 77.3%. Statewide, Florida's homeownership rate is 67.8%.
Population Projections
  • In 2040, St. Johns County is projected to have a population of 377500, ranking it # 21 of Florida's 67 counties.

Projected Total Population, St. Johns County, 2010-2040

Place 2010 2016 2020 2025 2030 20352040
St. Johns County 190039 220255 250496 287006 320803 351102 377500
Notes:  Not Available.
Sources:  University of Florida Bureau of Economic and Business Research, Population Projections; U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 Decennial Census.
Housing Market

Existing Home Values (Based on County Property Appraisers' Just Value)

  • Single Family Home, average just value, 2016: $286189. (Statewide, the average just value of a single family home in Florida in 2016 was $219681).
  • Mobile Home, average just value, 2016: $63775.
  • Condominium, average just value, 2016: $183226.

Home Sales Prices

  • The average sales price for a single family home was $353051 in 2016. The median sales price that year was $285000, compared to a statewide median sales price of $212000.

    Source: Florida Department of Revenue, Sales Data Files

Median Sales Price for Single Family Homes and Condominiums, St. Johns County, 1996-2016

Place Housing Type 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 20152016
St. Johns County Single Family Homes 140500 145000 157150 169000 172500 182000 200000 215900 242100 280200 320000 289650 260450 245000 248400 240000 247000 260350 285000 295000 285000
St. Johns County Condominiums 99000 106500 110000 126000 127200 148000 158000 183600 170700 196000 221400 212000 169900 155000 124900 129950 125000 145000 151000 165000 164000
Notes:  Not applicable
Sources:  Florida Department of Revenue, Sales Data Files

Median Gross Rent, St. Johns County, Florida, 2011-2015 American Community Survey

Place Median Gross RentState Median Gross Rent
St. Johns County, Florida 1119 1002
Notes:  American Community Survey is based on a sample of households and therefore involves a margin of error. To find the margin of error for this and other ACS-based tables, see the General Unit Characteristics tool. A "-" indicates that the value in the ACS is not statistically significant from zero.
Sources:  U.S. Census Bureau, 2011-2015 American Community Survey 5-Year Summary File
  • In St. Johns County and the surrounding metro area, the HUD Fair Market Rent in 2017, representing rent for a typical modest apartment, was $617 for a studio apartment, $791 for a one-bedroom, $969 for a two-bedroom, $1283 for a three-bedroom, and $1625 for a four-bedroom unit.

    Source: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, 2016 Fair Market Rents

Households by Monthly Rent Paid, St. Johns County, 2011-2015

Place <$200 $200-$299 $300-$499 $500-$749 $750-$999 $1,000-$1,499 $1,500-$1,999 $2,000-$2,499 $2,500-$2,999 $3,000-$3,499 $3,500 or More No Cash RentTotal
St. Johns County 79 173 287 1821 4514 7126 2552 813 329 173 128 1436 19431
Notes:  American Community Survey is based on a sample of households and therefore involves a margin of error. To find the margin of error for this and other ACS-based tables, see the General Unit Characteristics tool. A "-" indicates that the value in the ACS is not statistically significant from zero.
Sources:  U.S. Census Bureau, 2011-2015 American Community Survey 5-Year Summary File

Manufactured Housing Parks and Condominiums

  • There are 14 licensed manufactured housing parks in St. Johns with 855 lots in 2012.
  • There are 249 licensed condominium developments in St. Johns with 13666 units in 2012. Of these, 29 properties with 3129 units were converted from rental to condo.

    Source: Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation

Home Purchase Loans by Property Type, St. Johns County, 2005-2015

Application Count
Place County Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 20142015
St. Johns County St. Johns One to four-family (other than manufactured housing) 9798 7217 4584 2929 2614 2760 2906 7468 9388 10430 11628
St. Johns County St. Johns Manufactured housing 196 184 124 95 51 48 46 98 89 131 160
St. Johns County St. Johns Multifamily 4 1 4 1 3 0 1 8 4 3 9
Notes:  Shows loan applications resulting in loan origination only. For more information, see HMDA User Guide
Sources:  Home Mortgage Disclosure Act data 2005-2015

Foreclosures and Serious Delinquencies

  • The Jacksonville MSA had a foreclosure rate for 1-4 unit homes of 8.59% and a serious delinquency (90+ day) rate of 4.57% in September 2013.

    Source: Analysis of LPI Applied Analytics data by LISC, tabulated by the Urban Institute
Affordable Housing Needs

Cost Burden, General

  • "Cost-burdened" households pay more than 30% of income for rent or mortgage costs. In 2016, 32910 St. Johns County households (37%) pay more than 30% of income for housing. By comparison, 42% of households statewide are cost-burdened.
  • 16256 households in St. Johns County (18%) pay more than 50% of income for housing.

Households by Cost Burden, St. Johns County, 2016

Amount of Income Paid for Housing
0-30% 30-50%50% or more
Total 55771 16654 16256
Notes:  Click here to get household projections by tenure, age of householder, income, and cost burden.
Sources:   Not Available.
Homeowners and Renters

Households by Homeowner/Renter Status and Cost Burden, St. Johns County, 2016

Amount of Income Paid for Housing
0-30% 30-50%50% or more
Owner 45981 12299 10246
Renter 9790 4355 6010
Notes:  Click here to get household projections by tenure, age of householder, income, and cost burden.
Sources:   Not Available.

Household Income

  • In the following table, household income is measured as a percentage of the median income for the county or area, adjusted for family size. In St. Johns County and the surrounding metro area, the HUD-estimated median income for a family of four is $64400 in 2017.

Households by Income and Cost Burden, St. Johns County, 2016

Household Income as Percentage of Area Median Income Amount of Income Paid for Housing
0-30% 30-50%50% or more
<=30% AMI 874 538 6740
30.01-50% AMI 2153 1707 3636
50.01-80% AMI 4861 4651 2906
80.01+% AMI 47883 9758 2974
Total 55771 16654 16256
Notes:  Click here to get household projections by tenure, age of householder, income, and cost burden.
Sources:   Not Available.

Elderly Households

  • 25621 households in St. Johns County (28.9%) are headed by a person age 65 or older in 2016. In comparison, 30.1% of households statewide are headed by elderly persons.
  • 21821 of elderly households in St. Johns (85.2%) own their homes.
  • 8711 elderly households (34%) pay more than 30% of income for rent or mortgage costs.

Elderly Households by Age and Cost Burden, St. Johns County, 2016

Age of Householder Amount of Income Paid for Housing
0-30% 30-49.9%50+ %
65 or more 16910 4323 4388
Notes:  Click here to get household projections by tenure, age of householder, income, and cost burden.
Sources:   Not Available.

Supply Characteristics

Single Family Home Size and Age

  • In 2016, the median size for a new single-family home in St. Johns County was 2608 square feet.

Year Structure Built, St. Johns County, 2011-2015 American Community Survey

Place Number Share by Decade
2010 or After 2000-2009 1990-1999 1980-1989 1970-1979 1960-1969 1950-1959 1940-1949 1939 or Earlier Total 2010 or After 2000-2009 1990-1999 1980-1989 1970-1979 1960-19691959 or Earlier
St. Johns County 3714 33051 20079 19858 9045 2567 2616 1106 2790 94826 3.9 34.9 21.2 20.9 9.5 2.7 6.9
Notes:  American Community Survey is based on a sample of households and therefore involves a margin of error. To find the margin of error for this and other ACS-based tables, see the General Unit Characteristics tool. A "-" indicates that the value in the ACS is not statistically significant from zero.
Sources:  U.S. Census Bureau, 2011-2015 American Community Survey 5-Year Summary File

Housing Condition Characteristics (Occupied Units), St. Johns County, 2011-2015 American Community Survey

Place Persons Per Room House Heating Fuel Kitchen Facilities Plumbing Facilities
1.01 or More Persons per Room Share of Occupied Units (%) No Fuel Used Share of Occupied Units (%) Lacking Complete Facilities Share of Occupied Units (%) Lacking Complete FacilitiesShare of Occupied Units (%)
St. Johns County 751 0.9 544 0.7 1530 1.6 1100 1.2
Notes:  Housing units are considered to be substandard if they are overcrowded, do not have heat, or lack complete kitchens or plumbing.
American Community Survey is based on a sample of households and therefore involves a margin of error. To find the margin of error for this and other ACS-based tables, see the General Unit Characteristics tool. A "-" indicates that the value in the ACS is not statistically significant from zero.
Sources:  U.S. Census Bureau, 2011-2015 American Community Survey 5-Year Summary File