Maricopa, AZ


Highest Appreciating Maricopa Neighborhoods Since 2000

Maricopa, AZ 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

Maricopa Housing Market Information

With a population of 48,602, 14,286 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $191,508, Maricopa real estate prices are well above average cost compared to national prices.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Maricopa, accounting for 96.54% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Maricopa include mobile homes or trailers ( 2.07%), row houses and other attached homes ( 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 Maricopa. Owner-occupied housing accounts for 76.61% of Maricopa's homes, and 81.13% have either three or four bedrooms, which is average sized relative to America.

Maricopa homes and real estate are some of the newest in America. 93.06% of Maricopa's housing was built since 2000, making the city have a very new look and feel. If you like the amenities of newer homes and subdivisions, then you will probably like what the Maricopa real estate market has to offer. Quite a bit of the housing here was also built between 1970-1999 ( 5.66%), and between 1940-1969 ( 1.28%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Maricopa. Fully 18.87% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Maricopa homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Maricopa 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.

Maricopa Home Appreciation Rates

Maricopa's appreciation rate notably has been below the national average for the last ten years. The average annual home appreciation rate in Maricopa during the period has been just -0.98%, which is lower than 70% of US communities.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Maricopa that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Maricopa real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Maricopa appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 8.50%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 88.95% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Maricopa. Maricopa appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 2.04%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 8.40%.

Importantly, this makes Maricopa 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 Arizona, our data show that Maricopa's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 60% of the other cities and towns in Arizona.

One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the city. Individual neighborhoods within Maricopa differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Maricopa - 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 Maricopa real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,336,000 0.1
$1,002,001 - $1,336,000 0.2
$668,001 - $1,002,000 0.3
$535,001 - $668,000 0.3
$401,001 - $535,000 2.3
$267,001 - $401,000 15.9
$133,001 - $267,000 60.6
$67,001 - $133,000 18.6
$0 - $67,000 1.7

High for AZ
High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
34.4603304816594 31.7567567567568

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Maricopa 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
109.12% 4.37% 10 10
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,515 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 76.61
Renters 23.39
Vacant 18.87

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 93.1
1970 - 1999 5.7
1940 - 1969 1.3
1939 or Older 0.0

Types of Homes

Single-Family 96.5
Townhomes 1.1
Small Apt. Buildings 0.0
Apt. Complexes 0.2
Mobile Homes 2.1
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 0.00
1 Bedroom 0.70
2 Bedrooms 6.47
3 Bedrooms 46.61
4 Bedrooms 34.52
5 or more bedrooms 11.70