Porterville, CA


Highest Appreciating Porterville Neighborhoods Since 2000

Porterville, 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

Porterville Housing Market Information

With a population of 56,058, 15,821 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $187,324, Porterville real estate values are some of the lowest in California, although compared to real estate around the nation, Porterville homes are still considered rather expensive.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Porterville, accounting for 72.10% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Porterville include duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 12.13%), large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 7.96%), and a few mobile homes or trailers ( 6.18%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Porterville are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 54.05% owning and 45.95% renting.

There is a lot of housing in Porterville 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 Porterville built between 1940-1969 ( 21.86%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 2000 and later ( 14.35%). There's also some housing in Porterville built before 1939 ( 6.37%).

Porterville Home Appreciation Rates

Homes have actually lost value in Porterville over the last then years, as home values have seen a decline of 24.11% during the ten year period. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout appreciation rate data shows Porterville home appreciation rates at 2.63%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 10.94%.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Porterville that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Porterville real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Porterville appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 6.05%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 74.48% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Porterville. Porterville appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 2.63%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 10.94%.

Importantly, this makes Porterville 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 Porterville's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 70% 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 Porterville differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Porterville - 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 Porterville real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:

Porterville, CA HOME PRICES

Value Range
> $1,313,000 1.0
$985,001 - $1,313,000 0.3
$657,001 - $985,000 0.8
$526,001 - $657,000 1.5
$394,001 - $526,000 3.6
$262,001 - $394,000 16.8
$131,001 - $262,000 50.0
$66,001 - $131,000 19.5
$0 - $66,000 6.6

Very Low for CA
High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
35.6146724481425 89.021164021164

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Porterville 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
79.24% 3.44% 5 9
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,182 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 54.05
Renters 45.95
Vacant 7.28

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

AGE OF Porterville HOMES
2000 or Newer 14.3
1970 - 1999 57.4
1940 - 1969 21.9
1939 or Older 6.4

Types of Homes

TYPE OF Porterville HOMES
Single-Family 72.1
Townhomes 1.5
Small Apt. Buildings 12.1
Apt. Complexes 8.0
Mobile Homes 6.2
Other 0.1

Home Size

SIZE OF Porterville HOMES
No Bedroom 1.38
1 Bedroom 8.85
2 Bedrooms 24.97
3 Bedrooms 49.53
4 Bedrooms 13.30
5 or more bedrooms 1.98