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Housing

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Total Dwelling Units

Table E1    

 

Total Dwelling Units (1970-1990)

  1970 1980 1990
Alorton  1,002  752  981 
Brooklyn  545  517  426 
Centreville  3,475  3,085  2,781 
Washington Park  3,326  3,144  2,598 
East Saint Louis  23,613  18,895  15,622 
Combined 5 ECs  31,961  26,393  22,408 
St. Clair County  91,354  97,443  103,432 
Suburban Ring  59,393  71,050  81,024 
Saint Louis  238,485  202,113  194,919 
St. Louis, MO-IL MSA  785,498  899,332  1,006,011 
State of Illinois  3,703,367  4,319,672  4,506,275 
Source: 1970-1980 Census of Population, 1990 Characteristics of Housing Units, and 1990 General Housing Characteristics
 

Occupancy

Table E2             

 

KEY OCCUPANCY FIGURES (1970-1990)* 

Table E2-a              
Key Occupancy Figures (1970)
  Total Occupied Units Owner Occupied Units  % of Total Occupied Units Renter Occupied Units % of Total Occupied Units Vacant Year-Round Units % of Total Housing Units
Alorton  934  558  59.7% 376  40.3% 68  6.8%
Centreville  3,147  2,031  64.5% 1,116  35.5% 328  60.2%
Washington Park  3,188  2,284  71.6% 904  28.4% 138  4.0%
East Saint Louis  21,516  10,738  49.9% 10,778  50.1% 2,095  63.0%
Combined 4 ECs  28,785  15,611  54.2% 13,174  45.8% 2,629  11.1%
St. Clair County  86,347  58,034  67.2% 28,313  32.8% 4,980  15.6%
Suburban Ring  57,562  42,423  73.7% 15,139  26.3% 2,351  2.6%
Saint Louis  215,479  87,291  40.5% 128,188  59.5% 22,962  38.7%
St. Louis, MO-IL MSA  736,116  475,592  64.6% 260,524  35.4% 47,981  20.1%
State of Illinois  3,502,138  2,081,101  59.4% 1,421,037  40.6% 190,777  24.3%
               
Table E2-b              
Key Occupancy Figures (1980)
  Total Occupied Units Owner Occupied Units  % of Total Occupied Units Renter Occupied Units % of Total Occupied Units Vacant Year-Round Units % of Total Housing Units
Alorton  650  393  60.5% 257  39.5%    
Brooklyn  472  181  38.3% 291  61.7%    
Centreville  2,844  1,693  59.5% 1,151  40.5% 241  11.9%
Washington Park  2,787  1,707  61.2% 1,080  38.8% 357  15.6%
East Saint Louis  16,730  8,269  49.4% 8,461  50.6% 2,149  20.0%
Combined 5 ECs  23,483  12,243  52.1% 11,240  47.9% 2,747  17.6%
St. Clair County  90,980  60,655  66.7% 30,325  33.3% 6,359  11.0%
Suburban Ring  67,497  48,412  71.7% 19,085  28.3% 3,612  8.5%
Saint Louis  178,048  80,415  45.2% 97,633  54.8% 23,912  27.4%
St. Louis, MO-IL MSA  837,997  571,838  68.2% 266,159  31.8% 57,216  12.0%
State of Illinois  4,045,374  2,533,832 62.6% 1,511,542  37.4% 257,489  12.4%
               
Table E2-c              
Key Occupancy Figures (1990)
  Total Occupied Units Owner Occupied Units  % of Total Occupied Units Renter Occupied Units % of Total Occupied Units Vacant Year-Round Units % of Total Housing Units
Alorton  871  384  44.1% 487  55.9% 100  25.4%
Brooklyn  397  143  36.0% 254  64.0% 29  16.0%
Centreville  2,476  1,409  56.9% 1,067  43.1% 305  18.0%
Washington Park  2,203  1,153  52.3% 1,050  47.7% 395  23.1%
East Saint Louis  13,057  6,595  50.5% 6,462  49.5% 2,565  31.0%
Combined 5 ECs  19,004  9,684  51.0% 9,320  49.0% 3,394  27.7%
St. Clair County  95,333  61,674  64.7% 33,659  35.3% 8,099  13.4%
Suburban Ring  76,329  51,990  68.1% 24,339  31.9% 4,705  9.7%
Saint Louis  164,931  74,352  45.1% 90,579  54.9% 29,988  37.3%
St. Louis, MO-IL MSA  924,733  633,803  68.5% 290,930  31.5% 81,278  14.2%
State of Illinois  4,202,240  2,699,121  64.2% 1,503,119  35.8% 304,035  12.0%
* some information is missing due to village size at time
Source: 1970-1980 Census of Population, 1990 Characteristics of Housing Units, 1990 General Housing Characteristics
 

Overcrowding

Table E3      

 

OVERCROWDING FIGURES (1970-1990)*

Table E3-a        
Overcrowding Figures: Persons Per Room and Percentage of Total Occupied Units (1970)*
  1 or less  % of Total Occupied Units  1.01 or more  % of Total Occupied Units 
Alorton  672  71.9% 262  28.1%
Brooklyn      97   
Centreville  2,515  79.9% 632  20.1%
Washington Park  2,793  87.6% 395  12.4%
East Saint Louis  17,911  83.2% 3,605  16.8%
Combined 4 ECs  23,891  83.0% 4,894  17.0%
St. Clair County  76,280  88.3% 10,067  11.7%
Suburban Ring  52,389  91.0% 5,173  9.0%
Saint Louis  188,077  87.3% 27,402  12.7%
St. Louis, MO-IL MSA  662,433  90.0% 73,673  10.0%
State of Illinois  3,228,602  92.2% 273,536  7.8%
         
Table E3-b        
Overcrowding Figures: Persons Per Room and Percentage of Total Occupied Units (1980)*
  1 or less  % of Total Occupied Units  1.01 or more  % of Total Occupied Units 
Alorton      118  18.2%
Brooklyn      39  8.3%
Centreville  2,440  85.8% 404  14.2%
Washington Park  2,488  89.3% 299  10.7%
East Saint Louis  14,408  86.1% 2,322  13.9%
Combined 3 ECs  19,336  82.3% 3,025  12.9%
St. Clair County  85,724  94.2% 5,256  5.8%
Suburban Ring  66,388  98.4% 2,231  3.3%
Saint Louis  165,786  93.1% 12,262  6.9%
St. Louis, MO-IL MSA  804,591  96.0% 33,406  4.0%
State of Illinois  3,876,318  95.8% 169,056  4.2%
         
Table E3-c        
Overcrowding Figures: Persons Per Room and Percentage of Total Occupied Units (1990)*
  1 or less  % of Total Occupied Units  1.01 or more  % of Total Occupied Units 
Alorton        15.7%
Brooklyn        20.8%
Centreville  2,241  90.5% 235  9.5%
Washington Park  1,851  84.0% 351  15.9%
East Saint Louis  11,605  88.9% 1,452  11.1%
Combined 3 ECs  15,697  82.6% 2,038  10.7%
St. Clair County  91,328  95.8% 4,005  4.2%
Suburban Ring  75,631  99.1% 1,967  2.6%
Saint Louis  156,269  94.7% 8,662  5.3%
St. Louis, MO-IL MSA  899,856  97.3% 24,877  2.7%
State of Illinois  4,035,435  96.0% 166,805 4.0%
* some information is missing due to village size at time
Source: 1970-1980 Census of Population, 1990 Characteristics of Housing Units, 1990 General Housing Characteristics
 

Median Housing Values

Table E4        

 

Median Housing Unit Values (Owner-Occupied) and Percentage Increase (1970-1990)

  1970 1980 % increase 1990 % increase
Alorton  $ 6,500  $ 11,800  44.9% $ 21,900  46.1%
Brooklyn    $ 10,700  - $ 19,300  44.6%
Centreville  $ 9,000  $ 16,300  44.8% $ 26,200  37.8%
Washington Park  $ 8,300  $ 13,000  36.2% $ 20,600  36.9%
East Saint Louis  $ 8,800  $ 16,000  45.0% $ 26,400  39.4%
Average of 5 ECs  $ 8,150  $ 13,560  39.9% $ 22,880  40.7%
St. Clair County  $ 12,700  $ 34,800  63.5% $ 54,800  36.5%
Suburban Ring  $ 4,550  $ 21,240  78.6% $ 31,920  33.5%
Saint Louis  $ 13,200  $ 26,100  49.4% $ 57,200  54.4%
St. Louis, MO-IL MSA  $ 16,300  $ 41,800  61.0% $ 69,700  40.0%
State of Illinois  $ 19,800  $ 52,800  62.5% $ 80,300  34.2%
* some information is missing due to village size at time      
Source: 1970-1980 Census of Population, 1990 Characteristics of Housing Units, 1990 General Housing Characteristics
 

Median Monthly Rental Costs

Table E5        

 

Median Monthly (Contract) Rents and Percentage Increase (1970-1990)

  1970 1980 % increase 1990 % increase
Alorton  $ 64  $ 107  40.2% $ 176  39.2%
Brooklyn    $ 68  - $ 107  36.4%
Centreville  $ 64  $ 100  36.0% $ 158  36.7%
Washington Park  $ 77  $ 128  39.8% $ 232  44.8%
East Saint Louis  $ 63  $ 94  33.0% $ 182  48.4%
Average of 5 ECs  $ 67  $ 99  32.6% $ 171  41.9%
St. Clair County  $ 74  $ 153  51.6% $ 283  45.9%
Suburban Ring  $ 7  $ 54  86.9% $ 112  52.1%
Saint Louis  $ 68  $ 115  40.9% $ 273  57.9%
St. Louis, MO-IL MSA  $ 79  $ 161  50.9% $ 318  49.4%
State of Illinois  $ 107  $ 201  46.8% $ 367  45.2%
* some information is missing due to village size at time      
Source: 1970-1980 Census of Population, 1990 Characteristics of Housing Units, 1990 General Housing Characteristics
 
 
Table E6  

 

Median Monthly Rents as a Percentage of Median Household Income (1990)

  Those with mortgage  Those not mortgaged 
Alorton  17.1% 17.3%
Brooklyn  32.5% 15.8%
Centreville  21.4% 15.5%
Washington Park  21.4% 14.3%
East Saint Louis  20.0% 16.3%
Average of 5 ECs  22.5% 15.8%
St. Clair County  19.3% 13.3%
Saint Louis  19.1% 13.6%
St. Louis, MO-IL MSA  18.4% 12.6%
State of Illinois  20.2% 12.7%
Source: 1990 Characteristics of Housing Units, 1990 General Housing Characteristics, and Own Calculations
 

Median Monthly Housing Cost w/wo Mortgage

Table E7  

 

Median Monthly Housing Costs With/Without Mortgage (1990)

  With Mortgage  Without Mortgage 
Alorton  $ 558  $ 215 
Brooklyn  $ 467  $ 213 
Centreville  $ 492  $ 226 
Washington Park  $ 464  $ 188 
East Saint Louis  $ 459  $ 226 
Average of 5 ECs  $ 488  $ 214 
St. Clair County  $ 639  $ 223 
Saint Louis  $ 561  $ 193 
St. Louis, MO-IL MSA  $ 680  $ 210 
State of Illinois  $ 767  $ 241 
Source: 1990 Characteristics of Housing Units, 1990 General Housing Characteristics
 
 
Table E8-a        

 

Selected Monthly Owner Costs for Households WITH a Mortgage as a Percentage of Median Household Income (1990)

  less than 30%  % of total (owner-occupied) households  more than 30%  % of total (owner-occupied) households  Not Computed
Alorton  90 83.3% 18 16.7% 0
Brooklyn  4 33.3% 8 66.7% 0
Centreville  306 68.3% 142 31.7% 0
Washington Park  335 66.9% 159 31.7% 7
East Saint Louis  1882 70.3% 774 28.9% 22
Combined 5 ECs  2617 69.8% 1101 29.4% 29
St. Clair County  22908 80.2% 5532 19.4% 119
Saint Louis  22681 78.7% 6035 20.9% 117
St. Louis, MO-IL MSA  289142 83.6% 55919 16.2% 963
State of Illinois  1076821 79.7% 269535 20.0% 4237
Source: 1990 Characteristics of Housing Units, 1990 General Housing Characteristics
 
 
Table E8-b          

Selected Monthly Owner Costs for Households WITHOUT a Mortgage as a Percentage of Median Household Income (1990)

  less than 30%  % of total (owner-occupied) households  more than 30%  % of total (owner-occupied) households  Not Computed
Alorton  154 70.0% 52 23.6% 14
Brooklyn  65 73.9% 19 21.6% 4
Centreville  650 81.5% 142 17.8% 6
Washington Park  418 82.3% 90 17.7% 0
East Saint Louis  2486 75.6% 758 23.0% 45
Combined 5 ECs  3773 77.0% 1061 21.6% 69
St. Clair County  18731 86.5% 2722 12.6% 202
Saint Louis  25025 85.7% 3814 13.1% 373
St. Louis, MO-IL MSA  172162 90.2% 17337 9.1% 1458
State of Illinois  676551 88.7% 79164 10.4% 7114
Source: 1990 Characteristics of Housing Units, 1990 General Housing Characteristics

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