Phelan, CA


Highest Appreciating Phelan Neighborhoods Since 2000

Phelan, 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

Phelan Housing Market Information

With a population of 14,773, 4,475 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $214,394, Phelan real estate values are some of the lowest in California, although compared to real estate around the nation, Phelan homes are still considered rather expensive.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Phelan, accounting for 70.42% of the town's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Phelan include mobile homes or trailers ( 27.66%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 1.93%).

Owner-occupied, three and four bedroom dwellings, primarily in single-family detached homes are the most prevalent type of housing you will see in Phelan. Owner-occupied housing accounts for 73.12% of Phelan's homes, and 80.80% have either three or four bedrooms, which is average sized relative to America.

There is a lot of housing in Phelan 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 Phelan built between 2000 and later ( 28.33%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 1940-1969 ( 5.82%). There's also some housing in Phelan built before 1939 ( 1.65%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Phelan. Fully 11.16% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Phelan homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Phelan 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.

Phelan Home Appreciation Rates

Homes have actually lost value in Phelan over the last then years, as home values have seen a decline of 30.49% during the ten year period. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout appreciation rate data shows Phelan home appreciation rates at 2.02%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 8.32%.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Phelan that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Phelan real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Phelan appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 9.85%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 93.49% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Phelan. Phelan appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 2.02%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 8.32%.

Importantly, this makes Phelan 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 Phelan's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 80% of the other cities and towns in California.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,441,000 0.0
$1,080,001 - $1,441,000 1.8
$720,001 - $1,080,000 2.6
$576,001 - $720,000 1.8
$432,001 - $576,000 9.0
$288,001 - $432,000 18.8
$144,001 - $288,000 36.5
$72,001 - $144,000 22.0
$0 - $72,000 7.5

Very Low for CA
High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
28.8644087659674 83.7301587301587

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Phelan 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
78.64% 3.42% 4 9
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,277 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 73.12
Renters 26.88
Vacant 11.16

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 28.3
1970 - 1999 64.2
1940 - 1969 5.8
1939 or Older 1.6

Types of Homes

Single-Family 70.4
Townhomes 0.0
Small Apt. Buildings 1.9
Apt. Complexes 0.0
Mobile Homes 27.7
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 0.81
1 Bedroom 2.50
2 Bedrooms 14.37
3 Bedrooms 53.90
4 Bedrooms 26.90
5 or more bedrooms 1.51