Emporia, KS


Highest Appreciating Emporia Neighborhoods Since 2000

Emporia, KS Real Estate Data

Emporia Housing Market Information

With a population of 24,649, 9,723 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $94,367, house prices in Emporia are solidly below the national average.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Emporia, accounting for 58.78% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Emporia include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 21.16%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 10.87%), and a few mobile homes or trailers ( 6.78%).

People in Emporia primarily live in small (one, two or no bedroom) single-family detached homes. Emporia has a mixture of owner-occupied and renter-occupied housing.

There is a lot of housing in Emporia built from 1970 to 1999 so parts of town may have that "Brady Bunch" look of homes popular in the '70s and early '80s, although some of these houses were built up through the early '90s as well. There is also a lot of housing in Emporia built between 1940-1969 ( 30.06%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from before 1939 ( 25.46%). There's also some housing in Emporia built between 2000 and later ( 5.89%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Emporia. Fully 13.97% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Emporia homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Emporia 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.

Emporia Home Appreciation Rates

Emporia's appreciation rate notably has been below the national average for the last ten years. The average annual home appreciation rate in Emporia during the period has been just -0.68%, which is lower than 70% of US communities.

Over the last year, Emporia appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, Emporia's appreciation rate has been 4.10%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in Emporia were at 1.82%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 7.50%.

Relative to Kansas, our data show that Emporia's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 90% of the other cities and towns in Kansas.

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

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,033,000 0.2
$774,001 - $1,033,000 0.4
$516,001 - $774,000 0.3
$413,001 - $516,000 0.4
$310,001 - $413,000 1.3
$207,001 - $310,000 3.7
$103,001 - $207,000 33.7
$52,001 - $103,000 42.1
$0 - $52,000 17.9

Low for KS
Very Low for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
82.616970193828 61.7021276595745

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$772 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 49.38
Renters 50.62
Vacant 13.97

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 5.9
1970 - 1999 38.6
1940 - 1969 30.1
1939 or Older 25.5

Types of Homes

Single-Family 58.8
Townhomes 2.4
Small Apt. Buildings 10.9
Apt. Complexes 21.2
Mobile Homes 6.8
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 2.21
1 Bedroom 15.40
2 Bedrooms 31.11
3 Bedrooms 34.37
4 Bedrooms 12.25
5 or more bedrooms 4.65

Emporia Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2016 Q2 - 2016 Q3
Last 12 Months:
2015 Q4 - 2016 Q3
Last 2 Years:
2014 Q4 - 2016 Q3
Last 5 Years:
2011 Q4 - 2016 Q3
Last 10 Years:
2006 Q4 - 2016 Q3
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2016 Q3
20.41% 1.10% 1 2
* 10 is highest