Barstow, CA


Highest Appreciating Barstow Neighborhoods Since 2000

Barstow, CA Real Estate Data

Barstow Housing Market Information

With 23,692 people, 7,937 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $122,517, 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 59.48% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Barstow include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 15.12%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 13.10%), and a few mobile homes or trailers ( 8.97%).

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 47.12% owning and 52.88% 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 51.83% of the city's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in Barstow include homes built between 1970-1999 ( 36.86%) and housing constructed between 2000 and later ( 8.61%). There's also some housing in Barstow built before 1939 ( 2.70%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Barstow. Fully 16.09% 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.

Barstow Home Appreciation Rates

Homes have actually lost value in Barstow over the last then years, as home values have seen a decline of 39.42% during the ten year period. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout appreciation rate data shows Barstow home appreciation rates at 1.54%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 6.30%.

NeighborhoodScout's data show that during the latest twelve months, Barstow's appreciation rate, at 5.38%, has been at or slightly above the national average. In the latest quarter, Barstow's appreciation rate has been 1.54%, which annualizes to a rate of 6.30%.

Relative to California, our data show that Barstow's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 80% 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.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,248,000 0.9
$936,001 - $1,248,000 0.0
$624,001 - $936,000 0.6
$499,001 - $624,000 0.1
$374,001 - $499,000 2.6
$250,001 - $374,000 6.9
$125,001 - $250,000 30.4
$62,001 - $125,000 41.0
$0 - $62,000 17.5

Very Low for CA
Low for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
64.8181764947005 98.2826948480845

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,023 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 47.12
Renters 52.88
Vacant 16.09

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 8.6
1970 - 1999 36.9
1940 - 1969 51.8
1939 or Older 2.7

Types of Homes

Single-Family 59.5
Townhomes 2.8
Small Apt. Buildings 13.1
Apt. Complexes 15.1
Mobile Homes 9.0
Other 0.5

Home Size

No Bedroom 3.48
1 Bedroom 13.46
2 Bedrooms 29.42
3 Bedrooms 40.80
4 Bedrooms 11.72
5 or more bedrooms 1.12

Barstow 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
35.66% 1.81% 1 4
* 10 is highest

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