Hercules, CA


Highest Appreciating Hercules Neighborhoods Since 2000

Hercules, 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.

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

Hercules Housing Market Information

With a population of 25,314, 8,135 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $600,533, 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 64.50% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Hercules include row houses and other attached homes ( 16.88%), large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 12.26%), and a few duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 5.94%).

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 79.76% of Hercules's homes, and 61.94% 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 ( 24.06%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 1940-1969 ( 2.12%).

Hercules Home Appreciation Rates

Hercules's appreciation rate notably has been below the national average for the last ten years. The average annual home appreciation rate in Hercules during the period has been just -1.39%, which is lower than 80% of US communities.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Hercules that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Hercules real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Hercules appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 9.49%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 92.32% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Hercules. Hercules appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 2.03%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 8.39%.

Importantly, this makes Hercules 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 Hercules's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 70% 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.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,450,000 1.6
$1,087,001 - $1,450,000 2.7
$725,001 - $1,087,000 19.3
$580,001 - $725,000 29.0
$435,001 - $580,000 21.2
$290,001 - $435,000 17.4
$145,001 - $290,000 6.5
$73,001 - $145,000 0.8
$0 - $73,000 1.6

High for CA
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
3.90249619125747 29.6296296296296

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Hercules 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
71.91% 3.19% 3 9
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$3,298 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 79.76
Renters 20.24
Vacant 3.15

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 24.1
1970 - 1999 73.0
1940 - 1969 2.1
1939 or Older 0.8

Types of Homes

Single-Family 64.5
Townhomes 16.9
Small Apt. Buildings 5.9
Apt. Complexes 12.3
Mobile Homes 0.2
Other 0.3

Home Size

No Bedroom 0.54
1 Bedroom 4.95
2 Bedrooms 21.67
3 Bedrooms 30.14
4 Bedrooms 31.80
5 or more bedrooms 10.90