Muncie, IN


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Muncie, 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

Muncie Housing Market Information

With a population of 70,087, 27,390 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $66,687, house prices in Muncie are some of the most affordable in Indiana as well as the nation.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Muncie, accounting for 62.69% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Muncie include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 17.60%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 12.26%), and a few mobile homes or trailers ( 4.61%).

People in Muncie primarily live in small (one, two or no bedroom) single-family detached homes. Muncie 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. Muncie's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 41.88% of the city's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in Muncie include homes built between 1970-1999 ( 30.02%) and housing constructed before 1939 ( 22.30%). There's also some housing in Muncie built between 2000 and later ( 5.80%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Muncie. Fully 15.50% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Muncie homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Muncie 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.

Muncie Home Appreciation Rates

Real estate appreciation rates in Muncie's have tracked to near the national average over the last then years, with the annual appreciation rate averaging -0.46% during the period.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Muncie that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Muncie real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Muncie appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 6.48%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 77.78% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Muncie. Muncie appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at -2.06%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of -8.00%.

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

Relative to Indiana, our data show that Muncie's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 80% 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 Muncie differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Muncie - 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 Muncie real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,039,000 0.5
$780,001 - $1,039,000 0.1
$520,001 - $780,000 0.2
$415,001 - $520,000 0.3
$312,001 - $415,000 1.3
$208,001 - $312,000 2.7
$104,001 - $208,000 18.6
$52,001 - $104,000 44.7
$0 - $52,000 31.6

Very Low for IN
Very Low for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
96.3787647954998 97.9638009049774

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Muncie 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
-0.46% -0.03% 1 1
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$769 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 45.49
Renters 54.51
Vacant 15.50

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 5.8
1970 - 1999 30.0
1940 - 1969 41.9
1939 or Older 22.3

Types of Homes

Single-Family 62.7
Townhomes 2.8
Small Apt. Buildings 12.3
Apt. Complexes 17.6
Mobile Homes 4.6
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 1.53
1 Bedroom 10.72
2 Bedrooms 37.61
3 Bedrooms 38.29
4 Bedrooms 9.40
5 or more bedrooms 2.45