Yuba City, CA


Highest Appreciating Yuba City Neighborhoods Since 2000

Yuba City, 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

Yuba City Housing Market Information

With 66,941 people, 21,859 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $286,911, Yuba City real estate prices are well above average cost compared to national prices.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Yuba City, accounting for 67.70% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Yuba City include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 15.28%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 7.42%), and a few mobile homes or trailers ( 4.98%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Yuba City are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 55.35% owning and 44.65% renting.

There is a lot of housing in Yuba City 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 Yuba City built between 1940-1969 ( 25.87%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 2000 and later ( 20.05%). There's also some housing in Yuba City built before 1939 ( 5.14%).

Yuba City Home Appreciation Rates

Yuba City's appreciation rate notably has been below the national average for the last ten years. The average annual home appreciation rate in Yuba City during the period has been just -1.69%, which is lower than 80% of US communities.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Yuba City that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Yuba City real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Yuba City appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 12.15%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 97.62% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Yuba City. Yuba City appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 1.79%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 7.37%.

Importantly, this makes Yuba City 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 Yuba City's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 90% 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 Yuba City differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Yuba City - 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 Yuba City real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,402,000 0.8
$1,052,001 - $1,402,000 0.8
$701,001 - $1,052,000 3.3
$561,001 - $701,000 2.5
$421,001 - $561,000 8.9
$281,001 - $421,000 28.5
$140,001 - $281,000 37.8
$70,001 - $140,000 9.8
$0 - $70,000 7.6

Low for CA
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
17.7018633540373 69.8412698412698

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Yuba City 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
80.61% 3.49% 5 9
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,189 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 55.35
Renters 44.65
Vacant 5.36

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 20.0
1970 - 1999 48.9
1940 - 1969 25.9
1939 or Older 5.1

Types of Homes

Single-Family 67.7
Townhomes 4.4
Small Apt. Buildings 7.4
Apt. Complexes 15.3
Mobile Homes 5.0
Other 0.2

Home Size

No Bedroom 1.78
1 Bedroom 8.34
2 Bedrooms 26.58
3 Bedrooms 42.30
4 Bedrooms 16.73
5 or more bedrooms 4.27