Audubon, IA


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Audubon, IA 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

Audubon Housing Market Information

With a population of 2,017, 955 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $56,967, house prices in Audubon are some of the most affordable in Iowa as well as the nation.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Audubon, accounting for 87.35% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Audubon include duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 7.97%), large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 2.38%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 1.92%).

Owner-occupied, three and four bedroom dwellings, primarily in single-family detached homes are the most prevalent type of housing you will see in Audubon. Owner-occupied housing accounts for 81.12% of Audubon's homes, and 57.01% have either three or four bedrooms, which is average sized relative to America.

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. Audubon's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 40.51% of the city's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in Audubon include homes built before 1939 ( 32.08%) and housing constructed between 1970-1999 ( 22.82%). There's also some housing in Audubon built between 2000 and later ( 4.58%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Audubon. Fully 12.47% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Audubon homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Audubon 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.

Audubon Home Appreciation Rates

Real estate appreciation rates in Audubon's have tracked to near the national average over the last then years, with the annual appreciation rate averaging -0.61% during the period.

Over the last year, Audubon appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, Audubon's appreciation rate has been 2.87%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in Audubon were at 0.99%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 4.00%.

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

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,043,000 0.0
$782,001 - $1,043,000 0.0
$521,001 - $782,000 0.0
$417,001 - $521,000 0.0
$313,001 - $417,000 0.6
$208,001 - $313,000 2.9
$104,001 - $208,000 17.3
$52,001 - $104,000 35.2
$0 - $52,000 44.1

Very Low for IA
Very Low for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
98.5526778389781 99.7530864197531

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Audubon 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
15.81% 0.85% 1 2
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$705 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 81.12
Renters 18.88
Vacant 12.47

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 4.6
1970 - 1999 22.8
1940 - 1969 40.5
1939 or Older 32.1

Types of Homes

Single-Family 87.4
Townhomes 1.9
Small Apt. Buildings 8.0
Apt. Complexes 2.4
Mobile Homes 0.4
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 0.27
1 Bedroom 8.98
2 Bedrooms 29.79
3 Bedrooms 39.87
4 Bedrooms 17.14
5 or more bedrooms 3.94

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