Indio, CA


Highest Appreciating Indio Neighborhoods Since 2000

Indio, 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

Indio Housing Market Information

With 87,533 people, 26,144 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $240,977, Indio real estate prices are well above average cost compared to national prices.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Indio, accounting for 69.83% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Indio include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 10.81%), mobile homes or trailers ( 8.67%), and a few duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 7.04%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Indio are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 63.08% owning and 36.92% renting.

Indio homes and real estate are some of the newest in America. 46.00% of Indio's housing was built since 2000, making the city have a very new look and feel. If you like the amenities of newer homes and subdivisions, then you will probably like what the Indio real estate market has to offer. Quite a bit of the housing here was also built between 1970-1999 ( 37.82%), and between 1940-1969 ( 14.79%). There's also some housing in Indio built before 1939 ( 1.39%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Indio. Fully 17.38% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Indio homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Indio 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.

Indio Home Appreciation Rates

Homes have actually lost value in Indio over the last then years, as home values have seen a decline of 26.92% during the ten year period. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout appreciation rate data shows Indio home appreciation rates at 2.02%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 8.32%.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Indio that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Indio real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Indio appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 8.19%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 87.62% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Indio. Indio appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 2.02%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 8.32%.

Importantly, this makes Indio 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 Indio's latest annual appreciation rate is higher 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 Indio differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Indio - 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 Indio real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,398,000 0.7
$1,048,001 - $1,398,000 0.9
$698,001 - $1,048,000 2.4
$559,001 - $698,000 4.8
$419,001 - $559,000 12.5
$280,001 - $419,000 24.6
$140,001 - $280,000 32.8
$70,001 - $140,000 11.6
$0 - $70,000 9.8

Low for CA
High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
23.9774991210594 78.7037037037037

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Indio 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
67.74% 3.04% 3 8
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,458 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 63.08
Renters 36.92
Vacant 17.38

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 46.0
1970 - 1999 37.8
1940 - 1969 14.8
1939 or Older 1.4

Types of Homes

Single-Family 69.8
Townhomes 3.0
Small Apt. Buildings 7.0
Apt. Complexes 10.8
Mobile Homes 8.7
Other 0.6

Home Size

No Bedroom 2.10
1 Bedroom 8.53
2 Bedrooms 31.38
3 Bedrooms 32.26
4 Bedrooms 21.22
5 or more bedrooms 4.52