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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.
Methodology: NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more
With 25,545 people, 8,193 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $631,933, real estate costs in Hercules 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 Hercules, accounting for 65.93% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Hercules include row houses and other attached homes ( 17.60%), large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 11.87%), and a few duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 4.30%).
Owner-occupied, three and four bedroom dwellings, primarily in single-family detached homes are the most prevalent type of housing you will see in Hercules. Owner-occupied housing accounts for 82.03% of Hercules's homes, and 64.15% have either three or four bedrooms, which is average sized relative to America.
There is a lot of housing in Hercules 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 Hercules built between 2000 and later ( 24.76%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 1940-1969 ( 3.71%).
In the last 10 years, Hercules has experienced some of the highest home appreciation rates of any community in the nation. Hercules real estate appreciated 50.43% over the last ten years, which is an average annual home appreciation rate of 4.17%, putting Hercules in the top 10% nationally for real estate appreciation. If you are a home buyer or real estate investor, Hercules definitely has a track record of being one of the best long term real estate investments in America through the last ten years.
NeighborhoodScout's data show that during the latest twelve months, Hercules's appreciation rate, at 3.99%, has been at or slightly above the national average. In the latest quarter, Hercules's appreciation rate has been -0.63%, which annualizes to a rate of -2.51%.
Notably, Hercules's appreciation rate in the latest quarter is one of the lowest in America.
Relative to California, our data show that Hercules's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 50% 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 Hercules differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Hercules - 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 Hercules real estate investment or home purchase decisions.
|$995,001 - $1,327,000||6.3|
|$664,001 - $995,000||30.9|
|$531,001 - $664,000||28.4|
|$398,001 - $531,000||16.4|
|$265,001 - $398,000||10.4|
|$133,001 - $265,000||4.9|
|$66,001 - $133,000||1.2|
|$0 - $66,000||0.8|
|Value Relative to Nation||Value Relative to State|
|Time Period||Total Appreciation||Avg. Annual Rate||
2018 Q4 - 2019 Q1
Last 12 Months:
2018 Q1 - 2019 Q1
Last 2 Years:
2017 Q1 - 2019 Q1
Last 5 Years:
2014 Q1 - 2019 Q1
Last 10 Years:
2009 Q1 - 2019 Q1
2000 Q1 - 2019 Q1
|* 10 is highest|
|AGE OF Hercules HOMES|
|2000 or Newer||24.8|
|1970 - 1999||70.9|
|1940 - 1969||3.7|
|1939 or Older||0.7|
|TYPE OF Hercules HOMES|
|Small Apt. Buildings||4.3|
|SIZE OF Hercules HOMES|
|5 or more bedrooms||10.86|