Hamlet, NC


Highest Appreciating Hamlet Neighborhoods Since 2000

Hamlet, NC 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

Hamlet Housing Market Information

With 6,454 people, 2,199 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $104,975, house prices in Hamlet are solidly below the national average.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Hamlet, accounting for 76.44% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Hamlet include duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 12.31%), mobile homes or trailers ( 6.08%), and a few large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 3.99%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Hamlet are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 50.29% owning and 49.71% 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. Hamlet's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 40.84% of the city's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in Hamlet include homes built between 1970-1999 ( 38.00%) and housing constructed before 1939 ( 17.52%). There's also some housing in Hamlet built between 2000 and later ( 3.63%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Hamlet. Fully 13.22% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Hamlet homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Hamlet 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.

Hamlet Home Appreciation Rates

Real estate appreciation rates in Hamlet's have tracked to near the national average over the last then years, with the annual appreciation rate averaging -0.18% during the period.

Over the last year, Hamlet appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, Hamlet's appreciation rate has been 1.43%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in Hamlet were at -0.54%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of -2.13%.

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

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

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,058,000 1.2
$794,001 - $1,058,000 0.7
$530,001 - $794,000 0.8
$424,001 - $530,000 0.8
$318,001 - $424,000 0.6
$212,001 - $318,000 5.6
$106,001 - $212,000 30.6
$53,001 - $106,000 37.1
$0 - $53,000 22.6

Low for NC
Low for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
74.3407945622876 76.950998185118

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Hamlet 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
32.43% 1.64% 7 4
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$952 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 50.29
Renters 49.71
Vacant 13.22

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 3.6
1970 - 1999 38.0
1940 - 1969 40.8
1939 or Older 17.5

Types of Homes

Single-Family 76.4
Townhomes 1.2
Small Apt. Buildings 12.3
Apt. Complexes 4.0
Mobile Homes 6.1
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 0.00
1 Bedroom 3.75
2 Bedrooms 26.64
3 Bedrooms 51.78
4 Bedrooms 12.31
5 or more bedrooms 5.52

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