Hercules, CA

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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 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

Hercules Housing Market Information

With a population of 25,545, 8,193 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $671,270, 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%).

Hercules Home Appreciation Rates

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 53.48% over the last ten years, which is an average annual home appreciation rate of 4.38%, 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.

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 13.02%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 99.01% 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 2.20%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 9.08%.

Relative to California, our data show that Hercules'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 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
> $1,401,000 2.2
$1,051,001 - $1,401,000 7.7
$701,001 - $1,051,000 31.5
$560,001 - $701,000 27.7
$420,001 - $560,000 15.1
$280,001 - $420,000 9.5
$140,001 - $280,000 4.2
$70,001 - $140,000 1.0
$0 - $70,000 1.1

High for CA
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
3.7956204379562 30.1441677588467

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Hercules 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
107.10% 3.85%
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$3,014 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 82.03
Renters 17.97
Vacant 2.88

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 24.8
1970 - 1999 70.9
1940 - 1969 3.7
1939 or Older 0.7

Types of Homes

Single-Family 65.9
Townhomes 17.6
Small Apt. Buildings 4.3
Apt. Complexes 11.9
Mobile Homes 0.1
Other 0.2

Home Size

No Bedroom 0.40
1 Bedroom 3.59
2 Bedrooms 20.99
3 Bedrooms 31.28
4 Bedrooms 32.87
5 or more bedrooms 10.86