Helena, 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 Q3 2020. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2018 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more about Scout's Real Estate Data

Helena Housing Market Information

With a population of 19,925, 6,534 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $248,276, Helena real estate is some of the most expensive in Alabama, although Helena home values aren't among America's most expensive.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Helena, accounting for 90.33% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Helena include row houses and other attached homes ( 6.74%), mobile homes or trailers ( 1.47%), and a few duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 1.14%).

Owner-occupied, three and four bedroom dwellings, primarily in single-family detached homes are the most prevalent type of housing you will see in Helena. Owner-occupied housing accounts for 92.93% of Helena's homes, and 82.15% have either three or four bedrooms, which is average sized relative to America.

There is a lot of housing in Helena 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 Helena built between 2000 and later ( 42.69%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 1940-1969 ( 4.42%).

Helena Home Appreciation Rates

Real estate appreciation rates in Helena's have tracked to near the national average over the last then years, with the annual appreciation rate averaging 2.36% during the period.

NeighborhoodScout's data show that during the latest twelve months, Helena's appreciation rate, at 4.58%, has been at or slightly above the national average. In the latest quarter, Helena's appreciation rate has been 1.42%, which annualizes to a rate of 5.79%.

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

Average Home Values

 
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Median Home Value:
$248,276

Helena, AL HOME PRICES

> $1,207,000
0.3%
0.3%
$905,001 - $1,207,000
0.4%
0.4%
$603,001 - $905,000
1.5%
1.5%
$483,001 - $603,000
1.2%
1.2%
$362,001 - $483,000
10.1%
10.1%
$241,001 - $362,000
24.3%
24.3%
$121,001 - $241,000
54.4%
54.4%
$60,001 - $121,000
4.0%
4.0%
$0 - $60,000
3.7%
3.7%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES
Value Relative To State

High for Nation

Very High for AL

Value Relative To Nation

Number Of Homes And Apartments:
6,534

Helena Appreciation Rates

 
Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
AL*
Compared To
America*
Latest Quarter:
2020 Q2 - 2020 Q3
Last 12 Months:
2019 Q3 - 2020 Q3
Last 2 Years:
2018 Q3 - 2020 Q3
Last 5 Years:
2015 Q3 - 2020 Q3
Last 10 Years:
2010 Q3 - 2020 Q3
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2020 Q3
45.34% 1.82%
4
3
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership

 
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Average Market Rent:
$2,118 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners
92.9%
92.9%
Renters
7.1%
7.1%
Vacant
4.1%
4.1%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES

Housing Market Details

 
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Age of Homes

2000 or Newer
42.7%
42.7%
1970 - 1999
52.2%
52.2%
1940 - 1969
4.4%
4.4%
1939 or Older
0.7%
0.7%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES

Types of Homes

Single-Family
90.3%
90.3%
Townhomes
6.7%
6.7%
Small Apt. Buildings
1.1%
1.1%
Apt. Complexes
0.2%
0.2%
Mobile Homes
1.5%
1.5%
Other
0.1%
0.1%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES

Home Size

No Bedroom
0.9%
0.9%
1 Bedroom
1.0%
1.0%
2 Bedrooms
8.7%
8.7%
3 Bedrooms
55.3%
55.3%
4 Bedrooms
26.9%
26.9%
5 or more bedrooms
7.3%
7.3%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES