Madison, AL


Highest Appreciating Madison Neighborhoods Since 2000

Madison, 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 Q1 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

Madison Housing Market Information

With 46,962 people, 16,857 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $233,456, Madison real estate is some of the most expensive in Alabama, although Madison home values aren't among America's most expensive.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Madison, accounting for 70.81% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Madison include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 18.34%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 5.69%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 3.81%).

Owner-occupied, three and four bedroom dwellings, primarily in single-family detached homes are the most prevalent type of housing you will see in Madison. Owner-occupied housing accounts for 71.15% of Madison's homes, and 68.73% have either three or four bedrooms, which is average sized relative to America.

There is a lot of housing in Madison 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 Madison built between 2000 and later ( 35.71%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 1940-1969 ( 5.34%).

Madison Home Appreciation Rates

Appreciation rates for homes in Madison have been tracking above average for the last ten years, according to NeighborhoodScout data. The cumulative appreciation rate over the ten years has been 1.68%, which ranks in the top 50% nationwide. This equates to an annual average Madison house appreciation rate of 0.17%.

Over the last year, Madison appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, Madison's appreciation rate has been 1.23%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in Madison were at 1.95%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 8.03%.

Importantly, this makes Madison 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 Madison's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 60% of the other cities and towns in Alabama.

One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the city. Individual neighborhoods within Madison differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Madison - or in any city or town - that have the best track record of real estate appreciation, by the latest quarter, the last year, 2 years, 5 years, 10 years, or even since 2000, to assist you in making the best Madison real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,036,000 0.6
$777,001 - $1,036,000 0.2
$518,001 - $777,000 3.0
$415,001 - $518,000 5.4
$311,001 - $415,000 14.3
$207,001 - $311,000 28.1
$104,001 - $207,000 40.1
$52,001 - $104,000 6.4
$0 - $52,000 1.6

Very High for AL
High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
25.2138755420134 3.25

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Madison Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2016 Q4 - 2017 Q1
Last 12 Months:
2016 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 2 Years:
2015 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 5 Years:
2012 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 10 Years:
2007 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2017 Q1
28.34% 1.46% 5 3
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,179 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 71.15
Renters 28.85
Vacant 6.57

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 35.7
1970 - 1999 58.3
1940 - 1969 5.3
1939 or Older 0.7

Types of Homes

Single-Family 70.8
Townhomes 3.8
Small Apt. Buildings 5.7
Apt. Complexes 18.3
Mobile Homes 1.3
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 0.63
1 Bedroom 7.07
2 Bedrooms 16.07
3 Bedrooms 36.77
4 Bedrooms 31.96
5 or more bedrooms 7.49