Pensacola FL

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Pensacola, FL 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 2019. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2017 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

Pensacola Housing Market Information

With a population of 52,713, 21,911 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $211,717, Pensacola real estate prices are well above average cost compared to national prices.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Pensacola, accounting for 69.86% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Pensacola include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 18.37%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 9.26%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 2.10%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Pensacola are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 58.17% owning and 41.83% renting.

There is a lot of housing in Pensacola 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 Pensacola built between 1940-1969 ( 37.43%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from before 1939 ( 11.14%). There's also some housing in Pensacola built between 2000 and later ( 8.56%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Pensacola. Fully 12.70% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Pensacola homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Pensacola 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.

Pensacola Home Appreciation Rates

In the last 10 years, Pensacola has experienced some of the highest home appreciation rates of any community in the nation. Pensacola real estate appreciated 42.47% over the last ten years, which is an average annual home appreciation rate of 3.60%, putting Pensacola in the top 20% nationally for real estate appreciation. If you are a home buyer or real estate investor, Pensacola 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 Pensacola that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Pensacola real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Pensacola appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 6.61%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 87.61% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Pensacola. Pensacola appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 2.03%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 8.38%.

Relative to Florida, our data show that Pensacola's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 70% of the other cities and towns in Florida.

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

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,326,000 0.6
$994,001 - $1,326,000 1.0
$663,001 - $994,000 3.9
$530,001 - $663,000 4.3
$398,001 - $530,000 6.6
$265,001 - $398,000 15.6
$132,001 - $265,000 38.0
$66,001 - $132,000 24.7
$0 - $66,000 5.4

Average for FL
High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
36.163503649635 54.468085106383

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Pensacola Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2019 Q2 - 2019 Q3
Last 12 Months:
2018 Q3 - 2019 Q3
Last 2 Years:
2017 Q3 - 2019 Q3
Last 5 Years:
2014 Q3 - 2019 Q3
Last 10 Years:
2009 Q3 - 2019 Q3
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2019 Q3
97.32% 3.50%
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,302 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 58.17
Renters 41.83
Vacant 12.70

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

AGE OF Pensacola HOMES
2000 or Newer 8.6
1970 - 1999 42.9
1940 - 1969 37.4
1939 or Older 11.1

Types of Homes

Single-Family 69.9
Townhomes 2.1
Small Apt. Buildings 9.3
Apt. Complexes 18.4
Mobile Homes 0.4
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 1.77
1 Bedroom 10.38
2 Bedrooms 30.84
3 Bedrooms 41.44
4 Bedrooms 12.70
5 or more bedrooms 2.88