Tarrant, AL


Highest Appreciating Tarrant Neighborhoods Since 2000

Tarrant, 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 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

Tarrant Housing Market Information

With a population of 6,210, 2,638 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $73,127, house prices in Tarrant are some of the most affordable in Alabama as well as the nation.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Tarrant, accounting for 81.29% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Tarrant include duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 8.83%), large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 4.85%), and a few mobile homes or trailers ( 4.51%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Tarrant are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 50.16% owning and 49.84% renting.

At the end of World War II, American soldiers returned home triumphant and, with the help of the GI Bill, built homes by the millions on the edges of America's cities. These homes were predominantly capes and ranches, modest in size, but built to house a growing middle-class as the 20th century became the American century. Tarrant's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 54.12% of the city's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in Tarrant include homes built between 1970-1999 ( 24.17%) and housing constructed before 1939 ( 19.64%). There's also some housing in Tarrant built between 2000 and later ( 2.07%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Tarrant. Fully 18.56% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Tarrant homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Tarrant 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.

Tarrant Home Appreciation Rates

Tarrant's appreciation rate notably has been below the national average for the last ten years. The average annual home appreciation rate in Tarrant during the period has been just -1.18%, which is lower than 80% of US communities.

Over the last year, Tarrant appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, Tarrant's appreciation rate has been 0.02%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in Tarrant were at 1.16%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 4.72%.

Relative to Alabama, our data show that Tarrant's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 90% of the other cities and towns in Alabama.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,032,000 0.0
$774,001 - $1,032,000 0.0
$516,001 - $774,000 0.1
$413,001 - $516,000 0.0
$310,001 - $413,000 0.6
$207,001 - $310,000 3.4
$103,001 - $207,000 25.9
$52,001 - $103,000 44.5
$0 - $52,000 25.6

Very Low for AL
Very Low for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
94.7010949118801 86.5

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Tarrant Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2017 Q2 - 2017 Q3
Last 12 Months:
2016 Q3 - 2017 Q3
Last 2 Years:
2015 Q3 - 2017 Q3
Last 5 Years:
2012 Q3 - 2017 Q3
Last 10 Years:
2007 Q3 - 2017 Q3
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2017 Q3
12.24% 0.65% 1 1
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,098 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 50.16
Renters 49.84
Vacant 18.56

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 2.1
1970 - 1999 24.2
1940 - 1969 54.1
1939 or Older 19.6

Types of Homes

Single-Family 81.3
Townhomes 0.5
Small Apt. Buildings 8.8
Apt. Complexes 4.8
Mobile Homes 4.5
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 1.36
1 Bedroom 7.53
2 Bedrooms 21.24
3 Bedrooms 55.63
4 Bedrooms 10.84
5 or more bedrooms 3.40