Picayune, MS


Highest Appreciating Picayune Neighborhoods Since 2000

Picayune, MS 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

Picayune Housing Market Information

With 10,675 people, 4,067 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $144,299, Picayune real estate is some of the most expensive in Mississippi, although Picayune home values aren't among America's most expensive.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Picayune, accounting for 75.18% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Picayune include duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 14.30%), large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 8.45%), and a few mobile homes or trailers ( 1.19%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Picayune are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 56.18% owning and 43.82% renting.

There is a lot of housing in Picayune 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 Picayune built between 1940-1969 ( 32.98%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 2000 and later ( 18.48%). There's also some housing in Picayune built before 1939 ( 6.70%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Picayune. Fully 16.21% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Picayune homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Picayune 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.

Picayune Home Appreciation Rates

Picayune's appreciation rate notably has been below the national average for the last ten years. The average annual home appreciation rate in Picayune during the period has been just -1.33%, which is lower than 80% of US communities.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Picayune that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Picayune real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Picayune appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 6.73%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 79.50% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Picayune. Picayune appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 0.54%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 2.17%.

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

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,085,000 0.0
$814,001 - $1,085,000 1.0
$543,001 - $814,000 0.1
$434,001 - $543,000 0.1
$325,001 - $434,000 1.7
$217,001 - $325,000 6.9
$109,001 - $217,000 42.3
$54,001 - $109,000 36.2
$0 - $54,000 11.7

Very High for MS
Average for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
52.6309621469589 12.6530612244898

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Picayune 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
47.39% 2.27% 8 6
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,156 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 56.18
Renters 43.82
Vacant 16.21

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 18.5
1970 - 1999 41.8
1940 - 1969 33.0
1939 or Older 6.7

Types of Homes

Single-Family 75.2
Townhomes 0.5
Small Apt. Buildings 14.3
Apt. Complexes 8.4
Mobile Homes 1.2
Other 0.4

Home Size

No Bedroom 2.02
1 Bedroom 8.10
2 Bedrooms 27.42
3 Bedrooms 47.98
4 Bedrooms 13.29
5 or more bedrooms 1.19

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