Federal Heights, CO


Highest Appreciating Federal Heights Neighborhoods Since 2000

Federal Heights, CO 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

Federal Heights Housing Market Information

With a population of 12,381, 4,327 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $102,556, house prices in Federal Heights are solidly below the national average.

Mobile homes or trailers are the single most common housing type in Federal Heights, accounting for 42.80% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Federal Heights include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 34.61%), single-family detached homes ( 17.75%), and a few duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 3.74%).

People in Federal Heights primarily live in small (one, two or no bedroom) mobile homes or trailers. Federal Heights has a mixture of owner-occupied and renter-occupied housing.

There is a lot of housing in Federal Heights 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 Federal Heights built between 2000 and later ( 14.55%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 1940-1969 ( 6.74%). There's also some housing in Federal Heights built before 1939 ( 1.15%).

Federal Heights Home Appreciation Rates

In the last 10 years, Federal Heights has experienced some of the highest home appreciation rates of any community in the nation. Federal Heights real estate appreciated 33.59% over the last ten years, which is an average annual home appreciation rate of 2.94%, putting Federal Heights in the top 10% nationally for real estate appreciation. If you are a home buyer or real estate investor, Federal Heights definitely has a track record of being one of the best long term real estate investments in America through the last ten years.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Federal Heights that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Federal Heights real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Federal Heights appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 15.22%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 99.42% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Federal Heights. Federal Heights appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 2.55%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 10.59%.

Importantly, this makes Federal Heights 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 Colorado, our data show that Federal Heights's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 90% of the other cities and towns in Colorado.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:

Federal Heights, CO HOME PRICES

Value Range
> $1,459,000 0.5
$1,094,001 - $1,459,000 0.9
$730,001 - $1,094,000 0.0
$584,001 - $730,000 0.2
$438,001 - $584,000 0.6
$291,001 - $438,000 4.9
$146,001 - $291,000 21.4
$73,001 - $146,000 17.3
$0 - $73,000 54.1

Very Low for CO
Low for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
75.9433962264151 95.6331877729258

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Federal Heights 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
43.76% 2.13% 2 5
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,448 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 49.34
Renters 50.66
Vacant 6.46

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

AGE OF Federal Heights HOMES
2000 or Newer 14.5
1970 - 1999 77.6
1940 - 1969 6.7
1939 or Older 1.1

Types of Homes

TYPE OF Federal Heights HOMES
Single-Family 17.7
Townhomes 0.7
Small Apt. Buildings 3.7
Apt. Complexes 34.6
Mobile Homes 42.8
Other 0.4

Home Size

SIZE OF Federal Heights HOMES
No Bedroom 2.05
1 Bedroom 15.18
2 Bedrooms 37.20
3 Bedrooms 34.59
4 Bedrooms 9.88
5 or more bedrooms 1.10

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Zip Codes in Federal Heights, CO