Evansville, IN


Highest Appreciating Evansville Neighborhoods Since 2000

Evansville, IN 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

Evansville Housing Market Information

With a population of 119,943, 51,271 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $96,378, house prices in Evansville are solidly below the national average.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Evansville, accounting for 64.48% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Evansville include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 22.41%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 9.68%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 2.33%).

People in Evansville primarily live in small (one, two or no bedroom) single-family detached homes. Evansville 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. Evansville's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 41.69% of the city's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in Evansville include homes built between 1970-1999 ( 26.18%) and housing constructed before 1939 ( 25.63%). There's also some housing in Evansville built between 2000 and later ( 6.51%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Evansville. Fully 13.20% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Evansville homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Evansville 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.

Evansville Home Appreciation Rates

Appreciation rates for homes in Evansville have been tracking above average for the last ten years, according to NeighborhoodScout data. The cumulative appreciation rate over the ten years has been 4.23%, which ranks in the top 50% nationwide. This equates to an annual average Evansville house appreciation rate of 0.42%.

Over the last year, Evansville appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, Evansville's appreciation rate has been 1.81%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in Evansville were at -0.70%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of -2.75%.

Notably, Evansville's appreciation rate in the latest quarter is one of the lowest in America.

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

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

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:

Evansville, IN HOME PRICES

Value Range
> $1,066,000 0.2
$800,001 - $1,066,000 0.3
$533,001 - $800,000 0.7
$427,001 - $533,000 0.5
$320,001 - $427,000 1.6
$213,001 - $320,000 5.0
$107,001 - $213,000 28.4
$53,001 - $107,000 48.2
$0 - $53,000 15.1

Low for IN
Low for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
79.9367162779796 77.6018099547511

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Evansville 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
19.06% 1.02% 5 2
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$859 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 51.79
Renters 48.21
Vacant 13.20

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

AGE OF Evansville HOMES
2000 or Newer 6.5
1970 - 1999 26.2
1940 - 1969 41.7
1939 or Older 25.6

Types of Homes

TYPE OF Evansville HOMES
Single-Family 64.5
Townhomes 2.3
Small Apt. Buildings 9.7
Apt. Complexes 22.4
Mobile Homes 1.0
Other 0.1

Home Size

SIZE OF Evansville HOMES
No Bedroom 4.13
1 Bedroom 15.99
2 Bedrooms 37.96
3 Bedrooms 31.25
4 Bedrooms 8.80
5 or more bedrooms 1.87