Princeton, IN


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Princeton, 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

Princeton Housing Market Information

With 8,626 people, 3,372 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $98,115, house prices in Princeton are solidly below the national average.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Princeton, accounting for 64.98% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Princeton include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 14.75%), mobile homes or trailers ( 9.76%), and a few duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 8.96%).

People in Princeton primarily live in small (one, two or no bedroom) single-family detached homes. Princeton 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. Princeton's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 32.62% of the city's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in Princeton include homes built between 1970-1999 ( 31.77%) and housing constructed before 1939 ( 26.86%). There's also some housing in Princeton built between 2000 and later ( 8.76%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Princeton. Fully 12.91% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Princeton homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Princeton 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.

Princeton Home Appreciation Rates

Appreciation rates for homes in Princeton have been tracking above average for the last ten years, according to NeighborhoodScout data. The cumulative appreciation rate over the ten years has been 7.05%, which ranks in the top 40% nationwide. This equates to an annual average Princeton house appreciation rate of 0.68%.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Princeton that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Princeton real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Princeton appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 6.75%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 79.62% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Princeton. Princeton appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at -1.14%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of -4.49%.

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

Relative to Indiana, our data show that Princeton's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 80% of the other cities and towns in Indiana.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,102,000 0.0
$826,001 - $1,102,000 0.0
$551,001 - $826,000 0.9
$441,001 - $551,000 0.1
$331,001 - $441,000 0.1
$220,001 - $331,000 4.7
$110,001 - $220,000 35.6
$55,001 - $110,000 40.3
$0 - $55,000 18.2

Low for IN
Low for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
78.7823743114965 76.6968325791855

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Princeton 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
36.30% 1.81% 10 4
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$823 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 57.13
Renters 42.87
Vacant 12.91

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

AGE OF Princeton HOMES
2000 or Newer 8.8
1970 - 1999 31.8
1940 - 1969 32.6
1939 or Older 26.9

Types of Homes

Single-Family 65.0
Townhomes 1.5
Small Apt. Buildings 9.0
Apt. Complexes 14.7
Mobile Homes 9.8
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 2.51
1 Bedroom 11.78
2 Bedrooms 41.81
3 Bedrooms 34.66
4 Bedrooms 8.81
5 or more bedrooms 0.44

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