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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.
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With a population of 23,692, 7,942 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $111,683, house prices in Barstow are solidly below the national average.
Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Barstow, accounting for 57.92% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Barstow include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 15.71%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 14.37%), and a few mobile homes or trailers ( 8.92%).
The most prevalent building size and type in Barstow are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 46.87% owning and 53.13% 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. Barstow's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 50.09% of the city's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in Barstow include homes built between 1970-1999 ( 39.47%) and housing constructed between 2000 and later ( 8.34%). There's also some housing in Barstow built before 1939 ( 2.11%).
Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Barstow. Fully 15.13% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Barstow homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Barstow 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.
Homes have actually lost value in Barstow over the last then years, as home values have seen a decline of 35.46% during the ten year period. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout appreciation rate data shows Barstow home appreciation rates at 2.02%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 8.32%.
Appreciation rates are so strong in Barstow that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Barstow real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Barstow appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 12.48%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 98.02% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Barstow. Barstow appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 2.02%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 8.32%.
Importantly, this makes Barstow 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 California, our data show that Barstow's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 90% of the other cities and towns in California.
One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the city. Individual neighborhoods within Barstow differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Barstow - 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 Barstow real estate investment or home purchase decisions.
|$986,001 - $1,315,000||0.0|
|$658,001 - $986,000||0.8|
|$526,001 - $658,000||0.1|
|$394,001 - $526,000||1.7|
|$263,001 - $394,000||5.7|
|$132,001 - $263,000||31.2|
|$66,001 - $132,000||43.8|
|$0 - $66,000||15.7|
|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 Barstow HOMES|
|2000 or Newer||8.3|
|1970 - 1999||39.5|
|1940 - 1969||50.1|
|1939 or Older||2.1|
|TYPE OF Barstow HOMES|
|Small Apt. Buildings||14.4|
|SIZE OF Barstow HOMES|
|5 or more bedrooms||1.04|