Daphne, AL


Highest Appreciating Daphne Neighborhoods Since 2000

Daphne, AL Real Estate Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q2 2017. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

Daphne Housing Market Information

With a population of 24,896, 8,922 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $178,666, Daphne real estate is some of the most expensive in Alabama, although Daphne home values aren't among America's most expensive.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Daphne, accounting for 71.52% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Daphne include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 20.25%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 6.24%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 1.46%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Daphne are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 60.54% owning and 39.46% renting.

There is a lot of housing in Daphne built from 1970 to 1999 so parts of town may have that "Brady Bunch" look of homes popular in the '70s and early '80s, although some of these houses were built up through the early '90s as well. There is also a lot of housing in Daphne built between 2000 and later ( 26.94%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 1940-1969 ( 6.70%). There's also some housing in Daphne built before 1939 ( 1.79%).

Daphne Home Appreciation Rates

Daphne's appreciation rate notably has been below the national average for the last ten years. The average annual home appreciation rate in Daphne during the period has been just -1.15%, which is lower than 80% of US communities.

Over the last year, Daphne appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, Daphne's appreciation rate has been 2.87%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in Daphne were at 4.08%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 17.35%.

Importantly, this makes Daphne one of the highest appreciating communities in the nation for the latest quarter, and may signal the city's near-future real estate investment strength.

Relative to Alabama, our data show that Daphne's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 50% of the other cities and towns in Alabama.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,146,000 0.9
$860,001 - $1,146,000 1.2
$573,001 - $860,000 2.2
$458,001 - $573,000 2.6
$344,001 - $458,000 9.0
$229,001 - $344,000 17.8
$115,001 - $229,000 53.1
$57,001 - $115,000 7.9
$0 - $57,000 5.6

Very High for AL
High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
39.9847766262662 8.75

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Daphne Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2017 Q1 - 2017 Q2
Last 12 Months:
2016 Q2 - 2017 Q2
Last 2 Years:
2015 Q2 - 2017 Q2
Last 5 Years:
2012 Q2 - 2017 Q2
Last 10 Years:
2007 Q2 - 2017 Q2
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2017 Q2
29.70% 1.50% 5 3
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,556 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 60.54
Renters 39.46
Vacant 9.68

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 26.9
1970 - 1999 64.6
1940 - 1969 6.7
1939 or Older 1.8

Types of Homes

Single-Family 71.5
Townhomes 1.5
Small Apt. Buildings 6.2
Apt. Complexes 20.2
Mobile Homes 0.5
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 2.78
1 Bedroom 8.81
2 Bedrooms 18.51
3 Bedrooms 46.11
4 Bedrooms 20.80
5 or more bedrooms 2.99