Abbeville, LA


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Abbeville, LA 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

Abbeville Housing Market Information

With 12,434 people, 4,444 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $100,484, house prices in Abbeville are solidly below the national average.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Abbeville, accounting for 67.19% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Abbeville include mobile homes or trailers ( 15.40%), large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 9.39%), and a few duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 7.22%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Abbeville are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 54.43% owning and 45.57% renting.

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. Abbeville's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 36.70% of the city's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in Abbeville include homes built between 1970-1999 ( 33.23%) and housing constructed between 2000 and later ( 15.84%). There's also some housing in Abbeville built before 1939 ( 14.23%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Abbeville. Fully 16.01% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Abbeville homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Abbeville 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.

Abbeville Home Appreciation Rates

Appreciation rates for homes in Abbeville have been tracking above average for the last ten years, according to NeighborhoodScout data. The cumulative appreciation rate over the ten years has been 8.62%, which ranks in the top 40% nationwide. This equates to an annual average Abbeville house appreciation rate of 0.83%.

Over the last year, Abbeville appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, Abbeville's appreciation rate has been 0.08%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in Abbeville were at 1.20%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 4.89%.

Relative to Louisiana, our data show that Abbeville's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 60% of the other cities and towns in Louisiana.

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

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,046,000 1.4
$784,001 - $1,046,000 0.0
$523,001 - $784,000 0.8
$418,001 - $523,000 1.1
$313,001 - $418,000 4.1
$209,001 - $313,000 8.9
$104,001 - $209,000 22.7
$52,001 - $104,000 34.4
$0 - $52,000 26.7

Low for LA
Low for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
77.2823157154576 60.2787456445993

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Abbeville 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
47.10% 2.26% 3 6
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$643 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 54.43
Renters 45.57
Vacant 16.01

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

AGE OF Abbeville HOMES
2000 or Newer 15.8
1970 - 1999 33.2
1940 - 1969 36.7
1939 or Older 14.2

Types of Homes

Single-Family 67.2
Townhomes 0.5
Small Apt. Buildings 7.2
Apt. Complexes 9.4
Mobile Homes 15.4
Other 0.3

Home Size

No Bedroom 0.89
1 Bedroom 7.84
2 Bedrooms 39.35
3 Bedrooms 43.36
4 Bedrooms 6.88
5 or more bedrooms 1.68

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