Wellington, KS


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Wellington, KS 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

Wellington Housing Market Information

With 7,987 people, 3,231 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $72,357, house prices in Wellington are some of the most affordable in Kansas as well as the nation.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Wellington, accounting for 81.85% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Wellington include duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 8.17%), large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 5.80%), and a few mobile homes or trailers ( 3.14%).

Owner-occupied, three and four bedroom dwellings, primarily in single-family detached homes are the most prevalent type of housing you will see in Wellington. Owner-occupied housing accounts for 68.34% of Wellington's homes, and 50.11% 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. Wellington's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 38.05% of the city's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in Wellington include homes built before 1939 ( 30.47%) and housing constructed between 1970-1999 ( 26.64%). There's also some housing in Wellington built between 2000 and later ( 4.84%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Wellington. Fully 14.02% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Wellington homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Wellington 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.

Wellington Home Appreciation Rates

Appreciation rates for homes in Wellington have been tracking above average for the last ten years, according to NeighborhoodScout data. The cumulative appreciation rate over the ten years has been 1.30%, which ranks in the top 50% nationwide. This equates to an annual average Wellington house appreciation rate of 0.13%.

Over the last year, Wellington appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, Wellington's appreciation rate has been -5.93%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in Wellington were at -2.05%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of -7.96%.

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

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

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:

Wellington, KS HOME PRICES

Value Range
> $1,018,000 0.6
$763,001 - $1,018,000 0.0
$509,001 - $763,000 0.0
$407,001 - $509,000 0.8
$305,001 - $407,000 0.9
$203,001 - $305,000 4.6
$102,001 - $203,000 20.6
$51,001 - $102,000 42.2
$0 - $51,000 30.4

Very Low for KS
Very Low for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
94.2634477909293 85.1063829787234

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Wellington 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
11.89% 0.65% 1 1
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$732 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 68.34
Renters 31.66
Vacant 14.02

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

AGE OF Wellington HOMES
2000 or Newer 4.8
1970 - 1999 26.6
1940 - 1969 38.1
1939 or Older 30.5

Types of Homes

TYPE OF Wellington HOMES
Single-Family 81.9
Townhomes 0.8
Small Apt. Buildings 8.2
Apt. Complexes 5.8
Mobile Homes 3.1
Other 0.2

Home Size

SIZE OF Wellington HOMES
No Bedroom 1.25
1 Bedroom 9.53
2 Bedrooms 33.98
3 Bedrooms 39.76
4 Bedrooms 10.35
5 or more bedrooms 5.14

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