Westport, CT Real Estate Market

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 Q4 2020. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.

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

Westport, CT Housing Market Trends

With a population of 28,491, 9,916 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $1,289,253, Westport house prices are not only among the most expensive in Connecticut, Westport real estate also is some of the most expensive in all of America.

Westport is a town of large, single-family homes. In fact, there is a higher proportion of four, five or more bedroom homes in Westport than is found in 98% of the communities in America.

The large homes that make up Westport are primarily owner-occupied ( 84.55%).

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. Westport's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 41.08% of the town's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in Westport include homes built between 1970-1999 ( 24.72%) and housing constructed before 1939 ( 18.10%). There's also some housing in Westport built between 2000 and later ( 16.10%).

Westport Home Appreciation Rates

Some of the lowest real estate appreciation rates in America over the last ten years have been in Westport, where house values have increased just 9.48%, which is annualized rate of 0.91%. This rate is lower than the appreciation rate found in 90% of the cities and towns in America.

Over the last year, Westport appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, Westport's appreciation rate has been 4.22%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in Westport were at 2.26%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 9.35%.

Relative to Connecticut, our data show that Westport's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 90% 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 town. Individual neighborhoods within Westport differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Westport - 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 Westport real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values

 

Median Home Value:
$1,289,253

Westport, CT HOME PRICES

> $1,013,000
58.2%
58.2%
$760,001 - $1,013,000
18.6%
18.6%
$506,001 - $760,000
14.8%
14.8%
$405,001 - $506,000
2.6%
2.6%
$304,001 - $405,000
1.8%
1.8%
$203,001 - $304,000
2.0%
2.0%
$101,001 - $203,000
1.2%
1.2%
$51,001 - $101,000
0.2%
0.2%
$0 - $51,000
0.6%
0.6%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES
Value Relative To State

Very High for Nation

Very High for CT

Value Relative To Nation

Number Of Homes And Apartments:
9,916

Westport Appreciation Rates

 
Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
CT*
Compared To
America*
Latest Quarter:
2020 Q3 - 2020 Q4
Last 12 Months:
2019 Q4 - 2020 Q4
Last 2 Years:
2018 Q4 - 2020 Q4
Last 5 Years:
2015 Q4 - 2020 Q4
Last 10 Years:
2010 Q4 - 2020 Q4
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2020 Q4
54.99% 2.11%
8
3
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership

 

Average Market Rent:
$2,610 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners
84.6%
84.6%
Renters
15.4%
15.4%
Vacant
9.3%
9.3%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES

Housing Market Details

 

Age of Homes

2000 or Newer
16.1%
16.1%
1970 - 1999
24.7%
24.7%
1940 - 1969
41.1%
41.1%
1939 or Older
18.1%
18.1%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES

Types of Homes

Single-Family
85.9%
85.9%
Townhomes
5.4%
5.4%
Small Apt. Buildings
5.3%
5.3%
Apt. Complexes
3.1%
3.1%
Mobile Homes
0.4%
0.4%
Other
0.0%
0.0%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES

Home Size

No Bedroom
1.5%
1.5%
1 Bedroom
5.4%
5.4%
2 Bedrooms
10.3%
10.3%
3 Bedrooms
23.2%
23.2%
4 Bedrooms
33.4%
33.4%
5 or more bedrooms
26.2%
26.2%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES