Colusa, CA


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Colusa, CA 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.

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Colusa Housing Market Information

With a population of 5,935, 2,091 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $270,074, Colusa real estate prices are well above average cost compared to national prices.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Colusa, accounting for 70.06% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Colusa include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 12.70%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 8.03%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 6.88%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Colusa are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 59.26% owning and 40.74% renting.

There is a lot of housing in Colusa built from 1970 to 1999 so parts of town may have that "Brady Bunch" look of homes popular in the '70s and early '80s, although some of these houses were built up through the early '90s as well. There is also a lot of housing in Colusa built between 1940-1969 ( 31.89%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from before 1939 ( 15.16%). There's also some housing in Colusa built between 2000 and later ( 14.82%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Colusa. Fully 11.21% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Colusa homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Colusa 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.

Colusa Home Appreciation Rates

Colusa's appreciation rate notably has been below the national average for the last ten years. The average annual home appreciation rate in Colusa during the period has been just -2.07%, which is lower than 80% of US communities.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Colusa that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Colusa real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Colusa appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 10.46%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 95.04% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Colusa. Colusa appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 1.79%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 7.37%.

Importantly, this makes Colusa 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 Colusa's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 80% of the other cities and towns in California.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,312,000 1.7
$984,001 - $1,312,000 0.9
$656,001 - $984,000 3.5
$525,001 - $656,000 4.2
$394,001 - $525,000 16.8
$262,001 - $394,000 25.2
$131,001 - $262,000 22.9
$66,001 - $131,000 18.6
$0 - $66,000 6.1

Low for CA
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
19.7410055080277 72.8835978835979

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Colusa 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
61.87% 2.83% 2 8
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,058 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 59.26
Renters 40.74
Vacant 11.21

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 14.8
1970 - 1999 38.1
1940 - 1969 31.9
1939 or Older 15.2

Types of Homes

Single-Family 70.1
Townhomes 6.9
Small Apt. Buildings 8.0
Apt. Complexes 12.7
Mobile Homes 1.6
Other 0.7

Home Size

No Bedroom 2.89
1 Bedroom 10.15
2 Bedrooms 34.01
3 Bedrooms 40.13
4 Bedrooms 12.10
5 or more bedrooms 0.72

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