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Raw data sources: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.
Methodology: NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more
With 2,022 people, 775 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $133,459, house prices in Lithonia are solidly below the national average.
Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Lithonia, accounting for 44.77% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Lithonia include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 26.11%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 19.59%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 6.53%).
Lithonia is dominated by renter-occupied one, two, or no bedrooms apartments. 66.32% of Lithonia's dwellings are rentals.
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. Lithonia's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 42.90% of the city's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in Lithonia include homes built between 1970-1999 ( 29.95%) and housing constructed before 1939 ( 15.13%). There's also some housing in Lithonia built between 2000 and later ( 12.02%).
Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Lithonia. Fully 19.69% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Lithonia homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Lithonia 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.
Homes have actually lost value in Lithonia over the last then years, as home values have seen a decline of 23.33% during the ten year period. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout appreciation rate data shows Lithonia home appreciation rates at 1.10%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 4.47%.
Appreciation rates are so strong in Lithonia that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Lithonia real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Lithonia appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 7.33%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 83.19% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Lithonia. Lithonia appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 1.10%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 4.47%.
Relative to Georgia, our data show that Lithonia's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 80% of the other cities and towns in Georgia.
One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the city. Individual neighborhoods within Lithonia differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Lithonia - 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 Lithonia real estate investment or home purchase decisions.
|$986,001 - $1,314,000||0.0|
|$657,001 - $986,000||0.0|
|$526,001 - $657,000||0.0|
|$394,001 - $526,000||0.0|
|$263,001 - $394,000||3.8|
|$132,001 - $263,000||49.1|
|$66,001 - $132,000||30.9|
|$0 - $66,000||16.2|
|Value Relative to Nation||Value Relative to State|
|Time Period||Total Appreciation||Avg. Annual Rate||
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
2000 Q1 - 2017 Q1
|* 10 is highest|
|AGE OF Lithonia HOMES|
|2000 or Newer||12.0|
|1970 - 1999||29.9|
|1940 - 1969||42.9|
|1939 or Older||15.1|
|TYPE OF Lithonia HOMES|
|Small Apt. Buildings||19.6|
|SIZE OF Lithonia HOMES|
|5 or more bedrooms||3.11|