Dracut, MA


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Dracut, MA 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

Dracut Housing Market Information

With a population of 31,352, 11,026 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $341,433, real estate costs in Dracut are among some of the highest in the nation, although house prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive Massachusetts communities.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Dracut, accounting for 66.25% of the town's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Dracut include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 19.60%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 8.11%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 5.89%).

Owner-occupied, three and four bedroom dwellings, primarily in single-family detached homes are the most prevalent type of housing you will see in Dracut. Owner-occupied housing accounts for 79.44% of Dracut's homes, and 54.71% have either three or four bedrooms, which is average sized relative to America.

There is a lot of housing in Dracut 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 Dracut built between 1940-1969 ( 24.43%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from before 1939 ( 15.13%). There's also some housing in Dracut built between 2000 and later ( 10.12%).

Dracut Home Appreciation Rates

Real estate appreciation rates in Dracut's have tracked to near the national average over the last then years, with the annual appreciation rate averaging -0.34% during the period.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Dracut that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Dracut real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Dracut appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 6.49%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 77.86% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Dracut. Dracut appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 1.07%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 4.36%.

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

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

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,164,000 0.8
$873,001 - $1,164,000 0.8
$582,001 - $873,000 6.2
$466,001 - $582,000 8.8
$349,001 - $466,000 29.7
$233,001 - $349,000 33.7
$117,001 - $233,000 16.1
$58,001 - $117,000 2.1
$0 - $58,000 1.7

Average for MA
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
12.7915152935662 58.6538461538462

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Dracut 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
48.84% 2.33% 5 6
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,848 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 79.44
Renters 20.56
Vacant 2.59

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 10.1
1970 - 1999 50.3
1940 - 1969 24.4
1939 or Older 15.1

Types of Homes

Single-Family 66.3
Townhomes 5.9
Small Apt. Buildings 8.1
Apt. Complexes 19.6
Mobile Homes 0.2
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 1.16
1 Bedroom 5.21
2 Bedrooms 33.40
3 Bedrooms 38.71
4 Bedrooms 16.00
5 or more bedrooms 5.52