Poplar Bluff, MO


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Poplar Bluff, 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

Poplar Bluff Housing Market Information

With 17,266 people, 6,955 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $96,221, house prices in Poplar Bluff are solidly below the national average.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Poplar Bluff, accounting for 75.30% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Poplar Bluff include duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 11.25%), large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 9.31%), and a few mobile homes or trailers ( 2.15%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Poplar Bluff are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 46.22% owning and 53.78% renting.

There is a lot of housing in Poplar Bluff 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 Poplar Bluff built between 1940-1969 ( 36.73%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from before 1939 ( 11.88%). There's also some housing in Poplar Bluff built between 2000 and later ( 10.73%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Poplar Bluff. Fully 16.65% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Poplar Bluff homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Poplar Bluff 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.

Poplar Bluff Home Appreciation Rates

Appreciation rates for homes in Poplar Bluff have been tracking above average for the last ten years, according to NeighborhoodScout data. The cumulative appreciation rate over the ten years has been 5.19%, which ranks in the top 40% nationwide. This equates to an annual average Poplar Bluff house appreciation rate of 0.51%.

Over the last year, Poplar Bluff appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, Poplar Bluff's appreciation rate has been 1.88%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in Poplar Bluff were at 0.00%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 0.00%.

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

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

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:

Poplar Bluff, MO HOME PRICES

Value Range
> $1,066,000 0.0
$799,001 - $1,066,000 0.4
$533,001 - $799,000 0.4
$426,001 - $533,000 1.0
$319,001 - $426,000 0.6
$213,001 - $319,000 5.2
$106,001 - $213,000 26.6
$53,001 - $106,000 44.6
$0 - $53,000 21.3

Low for MO
Very Low for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
80.0597679596859 74.2

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Poplar Bluff 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
38.14% 1.89% 6 4
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$860 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 46.22
Renters 53.78
Vacant 16.65

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

AGE OF Poplar Bluff HOMES
2000 or Newer 10.7
1970 - 1999 40.7
1940 - 1969 36.7
1939 or Older 11.9

Types of Homes

TYPE OF Poplar Bluff HOMES
Single-Family 75.3
Townhomes 2.0
Small Apt. Buildings 11.3
Apt. Complexes 9.3
Mobile Homes 2.1
Other 0.0

Home Size

SIZE OF Poplar Bluff HOMES
No Bedroom 0.96
1 Bedroom 11.96
2 Bedrooms 33.04
3 Bedrooms 40.60
4 Bedrooms 10.76
5 or more bedrooms 2.67