Ferguson, MO


Highest Appreciating Ferguson Neighborhoods Since 2000

Ferguson, MO 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

Ferguson Housing Market Information

With 21,059 people, 8,475 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $94,624, house prices in Ferguson are solidly below the national average.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Ferguson, accounting for 73.99% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Ferguson include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 12.67%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 9.41%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 3.85%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Ferguson are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 56.74% owning and 43.26% 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. Ferguson's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 64.87% of the city's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in Ferguson include homes built between 1970-1999 ( 18.96%) and housing constructed before 1939 ( 14.38%). There's also some housing in Ferguson built between 2000 and later ( 1.79%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Ferguson. Fully 14.84% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Ferguson homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Ferguson 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.

Ferguson Home Appreciation Rates

Homes have actually lost value in Ferguson over the last then years, as home values have seen a decline of 27.32% during the ten year period. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout appreciation rate data shows Ferguson home appreciation rates at 1.03%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 4.19%.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Ferguson that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Ferguson real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Ferguson appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 9.62%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 92.70% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Ferguson. Ferguson appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 1.03%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 4.19%.

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

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,082,000 0.0
$811,001 - $1,082,000 0.0
$541,001 - $811,000 0.0
$433,001 - $541,000 0.0
$325,001 - $433,000 0.6
$216,001 - $325,000 3.5
$108,001 - $216,000 26.5
$54,001 - $108,000 57.9
$0 - $54,000 11.5

Low for MO
Very Low for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
81.0353920075003 75.1

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Ferguson 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
-1.79% -0.10% 1 1
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,122 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 56.74
Renters 43.26
Vacant 14.84

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 1.8
1970 - 1999 19.0
1940 - 1969 64.9
1939 or Older 14.4

Types of Homes

Single-Family 74.0
Townhomes 3.8
Small Apt. Buildings 9.4
Apt. Complexes 12.7
Mobile Homes 0.1
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 1.75
1 Bedroom 11.62
2 Bedrooms 32.52
3 Bedrooms 42.82
4 Bedrooms 10.18
5 or more bedrooms 1.13