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Raw data sources: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.
Methodology: NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more
With 11,347 people, 5,031 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $68,197, house prices in Camden are some of the most affordable in Arkansas as well as the nation.
Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Camden, accounting for 76.39% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Camden include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 9.59%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 8.23%), and a few mobile homes or trailers ( 4.53%).
The most prevalent building size and type in Camden are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 54.03% owning and 45.97% 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. Camden's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 45.04% of the city's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in Camden include homes built between 1970-1999 ( 43.55%) and housing constructed before 1939 ( 7.33%). There's also some housing in Camden built between 2000 and later ( 4.08%).
Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Camden. Fully 15.83% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Camden homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Camden 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.
Appreciation rates for homes in Camden have been tracking above average for the last ten years, according to NeighborhoodScout data. The cumulative appreciation rate over the ten years has been 12.06%, which ranks in the top 30% nationwide. This equates to an annual average Camden house appreciation rate of 1.15%.
Over the last year, Camden appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, Camden's appreciation rate has been 1.05%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in Camden were at -1.14%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of -4.49%.
Notably, Camden's appreciation rate in the latest quarter is one of the lowest in America.
Relative to Arkansas, our data show that Camden's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 80% of the other cities and towns in Arkansas.
One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the city. Individual neighborhoods within Camden differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Camden - 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 Camden real estate investment or home purchase decisions.
|$768,001 - $1,024,000||0.0|
|$512,001 - $768,000||1.6|
|$409,001 - $512,000||0.3|
|$307,001 - $409,000||0.7|
|$205,001 - $307,000||5.1|
|$102,001 - $205,000||22.8|
|$51,001 - $102,000||28.5|
|$0 - $51,000||41.0|
|Value Relative to Nation||Value Relative to State|
|Time Period||Total Appreciation||Avg. Annual Rate||
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
2000 Q1 - 2017 Q1
|* 10 is highest|
|AGE OF Camden HOMES|
|2000 or Newer||4.1|
|1970 - 1999||43.6|
|1940 - 1969||45.0|
|1939 or Older||7.3|
|TYPE OF Camden HOMES|
|Small Apt. Buildings||8.2|
|SIZE OF Camden HOMES|
|5 or more bedrooms||2.12|