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Raw data sources: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.
Methodology: NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more
With 7,391 people, 2,740 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $75,574, house prices in Philadelphia are solidly below the national average.
Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Philadelphia, accounting for 81.74% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Philadelphia include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 7.69%), mobile homes or trailers ( 5.49%), and a few duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 4.25%).
The most prevalent building size and type in Philadelphia are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 57.13% owning and 42.87% renting.
There is a lot of housing in Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia built between 1940-1969 ( 37.25%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 2000 and later ( 11.01%). There's also some housing in Philadelphia built before 1939 ( 6.67%).
Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Philadelphia. Fully 12.54% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Philadelphia homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Philadelphia 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.
Appreciation rates for homes in Philadelphia have been tracking above average for the last ten years, according to NeighborhoodScout data. The cumulative appreciation rate over the ten years has been 3.22%, which ranks in the top 50% nationwide. This equates to an annual average Philadelphia house appreciation rate of 0.32%.
Over the last year, Philadelphia appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, Philadelphia's appreciation rate has been -0.23%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in Philadelphia were at 0.54%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 2.17%.
Relative to Mississippi, our data show that Philadelphia's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 90% of the other cities and towns in Mississippi.
One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the city. Individual neighborhoods within Philadelphia differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Philadelphia - 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 Philadelphia real estate investment or home purchase decisions.
|$779,001 - $1,039,000||0.0|
|$519,001 - $779,000||0.0|
|$415,001 - $519,000||1.1|
|$312,001 - $415,000||0.5|
|$208,001 - $312,000||7.0|
|$104,001 - $208,000||29.6|
|$52,001 - $104,000||37.2|
|$0 - $52,000||24.5|
|Value Relative to Nation||Value Relative to State|
|Time Period||Total Appreciation||Avg. Annual Rate||
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
2000 Q1 - 2017 Q1
|* 10 is highest|
|AGE OF Philadelphia HOMES|
|2000 or Newer||11.0|
|1970 - 1999||45.1|
|1940 - 1969||37.2|
|1939 or Older||6.7|
|TYPE OF Philadelphia HOMES|
|Small Apt. Buildings||4.2|
|SIZE OF Philadelphia HOMES|
|5 or more bedrooms||1.56|