Mariposa, CA


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Mariposa, 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

Mariposa Housing Market Information

With a population of 1,121, 731 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $238,883, Mariposa real estate prices are well above average cost compared to national prices.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Mariposa, accounting for 36.90% of the town's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Mariposa include duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 27.14%), mobile homes or trailers ( 27.03%), and a few large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 8.93%).

People in Mariposa primarily live in small (one, two or no bedroom) single-family detached homes. Mariposa has a mixture of owner-occupied and renter-occupied housing.

There is a lot of housing in Mariposa 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 Mariposa built between 1940-1969 ( 30.79%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from before 1939 ( 10.58%). There's also some housing in Mariposa built between 2000 and later ( 9.05%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Mariposa. Fully 14.10% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Mariposa homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Mariposa 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.

Mariposa Home Appreciation Rates

Homes have actually lost value in Mariposa over the last then years, as home values have seen a decline of 26.77% during the ten year period. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout appreciation rate data shows Mariposa home appreciation rates at 1.82%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 7.47%.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Mariposa that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Mariposa real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Mariposa appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 5.72%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 71.60% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Mariposa. Mariposa appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 1.82%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 7.47%.

Importantly, this makes Mariposa one of the highest appreciating communities in the nation for the latest quarter, and may signal the town's near-future real estate investment strength.

Relative to California, our data show that Mariposa's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 80% of the other cities and towns in California.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,231,000 2.3
$923,001 - $1,231,000 2.5
$615,001 - $923,000 2.6
$492,001 - $615,000 3.9
$369,001 - $492,000 8.0
$246,001 - $369,000 31.6
$123,001 - $246,000 33.5
$62,001 - $123,000 11.7
$0 - $62,000 3.9

Low for CA
High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
24.2704793155983 79.6296296296296

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Mariposa 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
58.45% 2.70% 2 7
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,032 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 40.72
Renters 59.28
Vacant 14.10

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 9.0
1970 - 1999 49.6
1940 - 1969 30.8
1939 or Older 10.6

Types of Homes

Single-Family 36.9
Townhomes 0.0
Small Apt. Buildings 27.1
Apt. Complexes 8.9
Mobile Homes 27.0
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 1.29
1 Bedroom 13.28
2 Bedrooms 49.00
3 Bedrooms 32.43
4 Bedrooms 4.00
5 or more bedrooms 0.00

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