Midland, MI

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Midland, MI 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 2019. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2017 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

Midland Housing Market Information

With 41,950 people, 17,574 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $171,967, Midland real estate and house prices are near the national average for all cities and towns.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Midland, accounting for 67.12% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Midland include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 19.06%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 5.65%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 5.47%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Midland are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 62.05% owning and 37.95% 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. Midland's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 42.63% of the city's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in Midland include homes built between 1970-1999 ( 41.20%) and housing constructed between 2000 and later ( 8.83%). There's also some housing in Midland built before 1939 ( 7.34%).

Midland Home Appreciation Rates

Real estate appreciation rates in Midland's have tracked to near the national average over the last then years, with the annual appreciation rate averaging 0.93% during the period.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Midland that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Midland real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Midland appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 11.61%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 95.04% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Midland. Midland appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 4.34%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 18.51%.

Importantly, NeighborhoodScout’s exclusive research found that Midland's housing market shows one of the <a href="/blog/highest-appreciating-cities">top real estate appreciation rates in the U.S.A.</a> in the latest quarter, which may signal the city’s near-future real estate investment strength.

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

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

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,152,000 0.3
$864,001 - $1,152,000 0.2
$576,001 - $864,000 0.6
$461,001 - $576,000 3.3
$346,001 - $461,000 5.6
$230,001 - $346,000 16.6
$115,001 - $230,000 47.2
$58,001 - $115,000 19.4
$0 - $58,000 7.0

High for MI
Average for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
47.5328467153285 35.2564102564103

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Midland Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2018 Q4 - 2019 Q1
Last 12 Months:
2018 Q1 - 2019 Q1
Last 2 Years:
2017 Q1 - 2019 Q1
Last 5 Years:
2014 Q1 - 2019 Q1
Last 10 Years:
2009 Q1 - 2019 Q1
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2019 Q1
14.32% 0.70%
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,072 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 62.05
Renters 37.95
Vacant 5.90

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 8.8
1970 - 1999 41.2
1940 - 1969 42.6
1939 or Older 7.3

Types of Homes

Single-Family 67.1
Townhomes 5.5
Small Apt. Buildings 5.6
Apt. Complexes 19.1
Mobile Homes 2.6
Other 0.1

Home Size

No Bedroom 1.26
1 Bedroom 9.65
2 Bedrooms 25.14
3 Bedrooms 38.46
4 Bedrooms 20.81
5 or more bedrooms 4.67