Rolla, MO


Highest Appreciating Rolla Neighborhoods Since 2000

Rolla, MO Real Estate Data

Rolla Housing Market Information

With 20,019 people, 7,136 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $117,516, house prices in Rolla are solidly below the national average.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Rolla, accounting for 52.14% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Rolla include duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 22.74%), large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 18.57%), and a few mobile homes or trailers ( 3.39%).

People in Rolla primarily live in small (one, two or no bedroom) single-family detached homes. Rolla has a mixture of owner-occupied and renter-occupied housing.

There is a lot of housing in Rolla 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 Rolla built between 1940-1969 ( 26.20%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 2000 and later ( 23.60%). There's also some housing in Rolla built before 1939 ( 4.93%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Rolla. Fully 14.55% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Rolla homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Rolla 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.

Rolla Home Appreciation Rates

Appreciation rates for homes in Rolla have been tracking above average for the last ten years, according to NeighborhoodScout data. The cumulative appreciation rate over the ten years has been 5.37%, which ranks in the top 50% nationwide. This equates to an annual average Rolla house appreciation rate of 0.52%.

Over the last year, Rolla appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, Rolla's appreciation rate has been 3.76%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in Rolla were at 0.50%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 2.00%.

Notably, Rolla's appreciation rate in the latest quarter is one of the lowest in America.

Relative to Missouri, our data show that Rolla's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 70% 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 Rolla differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Rolla - 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 Rolla real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,073,000 0.5
$804,001 - $1,073,000 0.0
$536,001 - $804,000 1.2
$429,001 - $536,000 0.5
$322,001 - $429,000 5.1
$215,001 - $322,000 9.7
$107,001 - $215,000 37.3
$54,001 - $107,000 29.5
$0 - $54,000 16.3

Average for MO
Low for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
67.7987936991275 52.0

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$819 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 35.66
Renters 64.34
Vacant 14.55

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 23.6
1970 - 1999 45.3
1940 - 1969 26.2
1939 or Older 4.9

Types of Homes

Single-Family 52.1
Townhomes 3.2
Small Apt. Buildings 22.7
Apt. Complexes 18.6
Mobile Homes 3.4
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 3.41
1 Bedroom 13.96
2 Bedrooms 36.19
3 Bedrooms 28.01
4 Bedrooms 14.55
5 or more bedrooms 3.88

Rolla Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2016 Q2 - 2016 Q3
Last 12 Months:
2015 Q4 - 2016 Q3
Last 2 Years:
2014 Q4 - 2016 Q3
Last 5 Years:
2011 Q4 - 2016 Q3
Last 10 Years:
2006 Q4 - 2016 Q3
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2016 Q3
34.53% 1.76% 5 4
* 10 is highest