New Britain CT

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New Britain, CT 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 Q3 2020. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2018 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more about Scout's Real Estate Data

New Britain Housing Market Information

With a population of 72,495, 28,383 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $178,471, New Britain real estate values are some of the lowest in Connecticut, although compared to real estate around the nation, New Britain homes are still considered rather expensive.

Duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings are the single most common housing type in New Britain, accounting for 36.80% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in New Britain include single-family detached homes ( 31.53%), large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 28.60%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 2.95%). Cities with mostly row houses, apartments, and other high density housing types are relatively uncommon, and characteristic of compact cities that frequently have a downtown or other neighborhoods where amenities are within walking distance and a lot of street life can be seen.

People in New Britain primarily live in small (one, two or no bedroom) units, chiefly found in duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings. New Britain has a mixture of owner-occupied and renter-occupied housing.

At the end of World War II, American soldiers returned home triumphant and, with the help of the GI Bill, built homes by the millions on the edges of America's cities. These homes were predominantly capes and ranches, modest in size, but built to house a growing middle-class as the 20th century became the American century. New Britain's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 42.83% of the city's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in New Britain include homes built before 1939 ( 36.15%) and housing constructed between 1970-1999 ( 18.23%). There's also some housing in New Britain built between 2000 and later ( 2.79%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in New Britain. Fully 11.17% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant New Britain homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding New Britain 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.

New Britain Home Appreciation Rates

New Britain's appreciation rate notably has been below the national average for the last ten years. The average annual home appreciation rate in New Britain during the period has been just 1.16%, which is lower than 80% of US communities.

NeighborhoodScout's data show that during the latest twelve months, New Britain's appreciation rate, at 4.75%, has been at or slightly above the national average. In the latest quarter, New Britain's appreciation rate has been 2.12%, which annualizes to a rate of 8.74%.

Importantly, this makes New Britain 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 Connecticut, our data show that New Britain's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 80% of the other cities and towns in Connecticut.

One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the city. Individual neighborhoods within New Britain differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in New Britain - 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 New Britain real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,148,000 0.1
$861,001 - $1,148,000 0.9
$574,001 - $861,000 0.4
$459,001 - $574,000 0.4
$344,001 - $459,000 2.4
$230,001 - $344,000 14.6
$115,001 - $230,000 68.5
$57,001 - $115,000 10.0
$0 - $57,000 2.6

Very Low for CT
Average for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
49.5474452554745 95.8579881656805

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

New Britain Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2020 Q2 - 2020 Q3
Last 12 Months:
2019 Q3 - 2020 Q3
Last 2 Years:
2018 Q3 - 2020 Q3
Last 5 Years:
2015 Q3 - 2020 Q3
Last 10 Years:
2010 Q3 - 2020 Q3
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2020 Q3
66.84% 2.50%
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,288 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 39.51
Renters 60.49
Vacant 11.17

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

AGE OF New Britain HOMES
2000 or Newer 2.8
1970 - 1999 18.2
1940 - 1969 42.8
1939 or Older 36.1

Types of Homes

Single-Family 31.5
Townhomes 3.0
Small Apt. Buildings 36.8
Apt. Complexes 28.6
Mobile Homes 0.1
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 3.20
1 Bedroom 16.64
2 Bedrooms 36.05
3 Bedrooms 35.24
4 Bedrooms 7.50
5 or more bedrooms 1.37