Stoughton, MA


Highest Appreciating Stoughton Neighborhoods Since 2000

Stoughton, 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

Stoughton Housing Market Information

With a population of 28,431, 10,555 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $366,248, real estate costs in Stoughton 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 Stoughton, accounting for 63.33% of the town's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Stoughton include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 17.83%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 11.46%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 6.41%).

Owner-occupied, three and four bedroom dwellings, primarily in single-family detached homes are the most prevalent type of housing you will see in Stoughton. Owner-occupied housing accounts for 72.68% of Stoughton's homes, and 57.72% 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. Stoughton's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 40.08% of the town's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in Stoughton include homes built between 1970-1999 ( 39.64%) and housing constructed before 1939 ( 12.54%). There's also some housing in Stoughton built between 2000 and later ( 7.74%).

Stoughton Home Appreciation Rates

Real estate appreciation rates in Stoughton's have tracked to near the national average over the last then years, with the annual appreciation rate averaging -0.43% during the period.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Stoughton that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Stoughton real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Stoughton appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 6.11%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 74.96% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Stoughton. Stoughton 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 Stoughton's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 70% 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 Stoughton differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Stoughton - 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 Stoughton real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,167,000 0.8
$875,001 - $1,167,000 0.7
$583,001 - $875,000 4.8
$467,001 - $583,000 9.7
$350,001 - $467,000 37.4
$233,001 - $350,000 33.6
$117,001 - $233,000 9.0
$58,001 - $117,000 0.6
$0 - $58,000 3.5

Average for MA
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
11.1273877885855 51.9230769230769

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Stoughton 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
47.50% 2.28% 5 6
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,899 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 72.68
Renters 27.32
Vacant 6.60

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

AGE OF Stoughton HOMES
2000 or Newer 7.7
1970 - 1999 39.6
1940 - 1969 40.1
1939 or Older 12.5

Types of Homes

Single-Family 63.3
Townhomes 6.4
Small Apt. Buildings 11.5
Apt. Complexes 17.8
Mobile Homes 1.0
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 1.51
1 Bedroom 10.87
2 Bedrooms 26.38
3 Bedrooms 40.07
4 Bedrooms 17.65
5 or more bedrooms 3.52