Real Estate Market Report for
Fort St. John, BC

Updated : Aug 2016
House
  • Median price $419,900
  • Monthly growth 2.43 %
  • Quarterly trend
  • Stock on market 3.64%
Apartment
  • Median price $316,000
  • Monthly growth -2.73 %
  • Quarterly trend
  • Stock on market 1.12%
Fort St. John Home Price

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With Fort St. John’s median house price at $419,900 in Aug , it is about average compared to the rest of British Columbia.

3 bedroom properties are the most common available for real estate investors this month in neighbourhood.

Across British Columbia Fort St. John has the 17th most properties on offer with 359.

There are a number of important pieces of research you should do before deciding where to buy an investment property – this data for Fort St. John will hopefully provide an indicator to help you where to research in-depth

Because the amount of real estate listed for sale has decreased it looks like housing market forces in neighbourhood are likely to put upwards pressure on house prices.

Canada’s national median home listing price this month is $244,900, which means that Fort St. John is in the top 20% for Canada.

The $316,000 price tag on the median Fort St. John home means that it is quite highly priced by Canadian standards.

Across Canada the most common number of bedroom property being listed has 2 bedrooms, in Aug this neighbourhood’s most common listing has properties with fewer bedrooms.

There are 124 neighbourhoods that have more properties on sale than Fort St. John at the moment in British Columbia which puts the neighbourhood in the top 20% when looking at the number of properties to choose from.

British Columbia has hundreds of possible neighbourhoods for you to invest in and there is lots of data to sift through to help you narrow your search down.

It’s always hard to tell what property prices will do over the coming months, but over the last three months the properties available for purchase in Fort St. John have increased which would tend to indicate that demand is not as high as supply.

Beds Median price (House) Median price (Apartment)
1 bedroom $149,900
2 bedrooms $329,000 $284,900
3 bedrooms $421,950 $327,448
4 bedrooms $439,000 $354,900
5 bedrooms $479,450
6 bedrooms $624,900
Demographics
  • Population in 201118609
  • Population in 200617402
  • 2006 to 2011 population change (%)6.9
  • Total private dwellings8238
  • Private dwellings occupied by usual residents7480
  • Population density per square kilometre820.2
  • Land area (square km)22.69
  • Age Characteristics
    Total population by age groups 18610
    0 to 4 years 1660
    5 to 9 years 1175
    10 to 14 years 1105
    15 to 19 years 1220
    15 years 235
    16 years 235
    17 years 225
    18 years 245
    19 years 285
    20 to 24 years 1720
    25 to 29 years 2185
    30 to 34 years 1760
    35 to 39 years 1425
    40 to 44 years 1300
    45 to 49 years 1255
    50 to 54 years 1100
    55 to 59 years 875
    60 to 64 years 615
    65 to 69 years 380
    70 to 74 years 265
    75 to 79 years 220
    80 to 84 years 175
    85 years and over 170
    Median age of the population 30.6
    % of the population aged 15 and over 78.8
  • Marital Status
    Total population 15 years and over by marital status 14670
    Married or living with a common-law partner 8460
    Married (and not separated) 6145
    Living common-law 2320
    Not married and not living with a common-law partner 6210
    Single (never legally married) 4365
    Separated 485
    Divorced 845
    Widowed 510
    Family Characteristics
    Total number of census families in private households 4940
    Size of census family: 2 persons 2340
    Size of census family: 3 persons 1120
    Size of census family: 4 persons 1045
    Size of census family: 5 or more persons 435
    Total number of census families in private households 4940
    Total couple families by family structure and number of children 4155
    Married couples 2995
    Without children at home 1220
    With children at home 1780
    1 child 640
    2 children 790
    3 or more children 350
    Common-law couples 1155
    Without children at home 655
    With children at home 500
    1 child 245
    2 children 195
    3 or more children 70
    Total lone-parent families by sex of parent and number of children 790
    Female parent 585
    1 child 335
    2 children 190
    3 or more children 65
    Male parent 200
    1 child 135
    2 children 55
    3 or more children 15
    Total children in census families in private households 5435
    Under six years of age 1895
    6 to 14 years 2010
    15 to 17 years 645
    18 to 24 years 660
    25 years and over 225
    Average number of children at home per census family 1.1
  • Household And Dwelling Characteristics
    Total number of persons in private households 18450
    Number of persons not in census families 3915
    Living with relatives 430
    Living with non-relatives only 1420
    Living alone 2065
    Number of census family persons 14530
    Average number of persons per census family 2.9
    Total number of persons 65 years and over in private households 1115
    Number of persons not in census families aged 65 years and over 490
    Living with relatives 40
    Living with non-relatives only 35
    Living alone 415
    Number of census family persons aged 65 years and over 625
    Total number of private households by household type 7480
    Census-family households 4845
    One-family-only households 4345
    Couple-family households 3765
    Without children 1640
    With children 2125
    Lone-parent-family households 575
    Other family households 505
    One-family households with persons not in a census family 410
    Couple-family households 280
    Without children 165
    With children 115
    Lone-parent-family households 130
    Two-or-more-family households 95
    Non-census-family households 2630
    One-person households 2065
    Two-or-more-person households 570
    Total number of occupied private dwellings by structural type of dwelling 7480
    Single-detached house 4105
    Apartment, building that has five or more storeys 90
    Movable dwelling 430
    Other dwelling 2860
    Semi-detached house 550
    Row house 795
    Apartment, duplex 130
    Apartment, building that has fewer than five storeys 1370
    Other single-attached house 5
    Total number of private households by household size 7480
    1 person 2060
    2 persons 2390
    3 persons 1300
    4 persons 1140
    5 persons 425
    6 or more persons 160
    Number of persons in private households 18450
    Average number of persons in private households 2.5
Census 2011

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