Phenix City, AL


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Phenix City, AL Real Estate Data

Phenix City Housing Market Information

With 37,570 people, 13,787 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $119,214, house prices in Phenix City are solidly below the national average.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Phenix City, accounting for 64.25% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Phenix City include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 19.96%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 11.75%), and a few mobile homes or trailers ( 3.07%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Phenix City are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 48.45% owning and 51.55% renting.

There is a lot of housing in Phenix City 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 Phenix City built between 1940-1969 ( 27.75%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 2000 and later ( 23.97%). There's also some housing in Phenix City built before 1939 ( 8.42%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Phenix City. Fully 15.10% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Phenix City homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Phenix City real estate prices below levels they could achieve if vacant housing was absorbed into the market and became occupied. Housing vacancy rates are a useful measure to consider, along with other things, if you are a home buyer or a real estate investor.

Phenix City Home Appreciation Rates

Real estate appreciation rates in Phenix City's have tracked to near the national average over the last then years, with the annual appreciation rate averaging -0.47% during the period.

Over the last year, Phenix City appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, Phenix City's appreciation rate has been 3.85%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in Phenix City were at 0.53%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 2.14%.

Notably, Phenix City's appreciation rate in the latest quarter is one of the lowest in America.

Relative to Alabama, our data show that Phenix City's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 50% 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 Phenix City differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Phenix City - 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 Phenix City real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,043,000 0.2
$782,001 - $1,043,000 0.2
$521,001 - $782,000 0.4
$417,001 - $521,000 0.4
$313,001 - $417,000 1.4
$209,001 - $313,000 7.5
$104,001 - $209,000 42.2
$52,001 - $104,000 33.9
$0 - $52,000 13.9

High for AL
Low for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
66.8150143467822 38.25

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$918 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 48.45
Renters 51.55
Vacant 15.10

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

AGE OF Phenix City HOMES
2000 or Newer 24.0
1970 - 1999 39.9
1940 - 1969 27.7
1939 or Older 8.4

Types of Homes

Single-Family 64.3
Townhomes 1.0
Small Apt. Buildings 11.7
Apt. Complexes 20.0
Mobile Homes 3.1
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 3.41
1 Bedroom 9.99
2 Bedrooms 29.24
3 Bedrooms 43.82
4 Bedrooms 10.68
5 or more bedrooms 2.86

Phenix City Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2016 Q2 - 2016 Q3
Last 12 Months:
2015 Q4 - 2016 Q3
Last 2 Years:
2014 Q4 - 2016 Q3
Last 5 Years:
2011 Q4 - 2016 Q3
Last 10 Years:
2006 Q4 - 2016 Q3
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2016 Q3
28.26% 1.47% 5 3
* 10 is highest