Madera CA

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Madera, 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 Q3 2019. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2017 (latest available). Updated annually.

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

Madera Housing Market Information

With 65,706 people, 17,606 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $230,031, Madera real estate values are some of the lowest in California, although compared to real estate around the nation, Madera homes are still considered rather expensive.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Madera, accounting for 70.90% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Madera include duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 14.24%), large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 10.33%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 2.80%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Madera are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 45.72% owning and 54.28% renting.

There is a lot of housing in Madera 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 Madera built between 2000 and later ( 28.88%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 1940-1969 ( 22.76%). There's also some housing in Madera built before 1939 ( 3.82%).

Madera Home Appreciation Rates

In the last 10 years, Madera has experienced some of the highest home appreciation rates of any community in the nation. Madera real estate appreciated 86.75% over the last ten years, which is an average annual home appreciation rate of 6.44%, putting Madera in the top 10% nationally for real estate appreciation. If you are a home buyer or real estate investor, Madera definitely has a track record of being one of the best long term real estate investments in America through the last ten years.

Over the last year, Madera appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, Madera's appreciation rate has been 2.78%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in Madera were at 1.89%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 7.77%.

Relative to California, our data show that Madera's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 60% 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 Madera differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Madera - 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 Madera real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,357,000 1.3
$1,018,001 - $1,357,000 0.1
$679,001 - $1,018,000 0.8
$543,001 - $679,000 1.1
$407,001 - $543,000 5.7
$272,001 - $407,000 25.5
$136,001 - $272,000 44.3
$68,001 - $136,000 16.3
$0 - $68,000 5.0

Very Low for CA
High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
32.0116788321168 86.6317169069463

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Madera Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2019 Q2 - 2019 Q3
Last 12 Months:
2018 Q3 - 2019 Q3
Last 2 Years:
2017 Q3 - 2019 Q3
Last 5 Years:
2014 Q3 - 2019 Q3
Last 10 Years:
2009 Q3 - 2019 Q3
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2019 Q3
119.14% 4.05%
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,467 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 45.72
Renters 54.28
Vacant 4.62

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 28.9
1970 - 1999 44.5
1940 - 1969 22.8
1939 or Older 3.8

Types of Homes

Single-Family 70.9
Townhomes 2.8
Small Apt. Buildings 14.2
Apt. Complexes 10.3
Mobile Homes 1.7
Other 0.1

Home Size

No Bedroom 4.06
1 Bedroom 6.33
2 Bedrooms 24.02
3 Bedrooms 44.74
4 Bedrooms 19.81
5 or more bedrooms 1.05