Hayward, CA

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Hayward, 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 Q4 2018. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2017 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

Hayward Housing Market Information

With a population of 160,500, 47,044 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $659,376, real estate costs in Hayward are among some of the highest in the nation, although house prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive California communities.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Hayward, accounting for 51.95% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Hayward include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 27.77%), row houses and other attached homes ( 8.46%), and a few duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 6.99%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Hayward are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 50.55% owning and 49.45% 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. Hayward's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 45.07% of the city's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in Hayward include homes built between 1970-1999 ( 40.76%) and housing constructed between 2000 and later ( 10.22%). There's also some housing in Hayward built before 1939 ( 3.95%).

Hayward Home Appreciation Rates

In the last 10 years, Hayward has experienced some of the highest home appreciation rates of any community in the nation. Hayward real estate appreciated 83.78% over the last ten years, which is an average annual home appreciation rate of 6.27%, putting Hayward in the top 10% nationally for real estate appreciation. If you are a home buyer or real estate investor, Hayward definitely has a track record of being one of the best long term real estate investments in America through the last ten years.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Hayward that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Hayward real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Hayward appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 13.02%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 99.02% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Hayward. Hayward appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 2.20%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 9.08%.

Relative to California, our data show that Hayward's latest annual appreciation rate is higher 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 Hayward differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Hayward - 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 Hayward real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,450,000 2.9
$1,087,001 - $1,450,000 6.6
$725,001 - $1,087,000 29.1
$580,001 - $725,000 20.1
$435,001 - $580,000 21.6
$290,001 - $435,000 8.4
$145,001 - $290,000 5.0
$72,001 - $145,000 3.5
$0 - $72,000 2.7

High for CA
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
3.95328467153285 30.7994757536042

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Hayward Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2018 Q3 - 2018 Q4
Last 12 Months:
2017 Q4 - 2018 Q4
Last 2 Years:
2016 Q4 - 2018 Q4
Last 5 Years:
2013 Q4 - 2018 Q4
Last 10 Years:
2008 Q4 - 2018 Q4
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2018 Q4
128.48% 4.39%
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$2,779 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 50.55
Renters 49.45
Vacant 3.53

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 10.2
1970 - 1999 40.8
1940 - 1969 45.1
1939 or Older 3.9

Types of Homes

Single-Family 51.9
Townhomes 8.5
Small Apt. Buildings 7.0
Apt. Complexes 27.8
Mobile Homes 4.8
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 2.01
1 Bedroom 12.59
2 Bedrooms 31.01
3 Bedrooms 37.32
4 Bedrooms 13.04
5 or more bedrooms 4.04