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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 a population of 16,082, 2,200 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $206,503, Leicester real estate prices are well above average cost compared to national prices.
Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Leicester, accounting for 58.20% of the town's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Leicester include mobile homes or trailers ( 33.01%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 3.90%), and a few large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 2.45%).
Owner-occupied, three and four bedroom dwellings, primarily in single-family detached homes are the most prevalent type of housing you will see in Leicester. Owner-occupied housing accounts for 74.64% of Leicester's homes, and 64.47% have either three or four bedrooms, which is average sized relative to America.
There is a lot of housing in Leicester 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 Leicester built between 2000 and later ( 31.32%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 1940-1969 ( 16.19%). There's also some housing in Leicester built before 1939 ( 3.62%).
Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Leicester. Fully 12.52% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Leicester homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Leicester 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.
Real estate appreciation rates in Leicester's have tracked to near the national average over the last then years, with the annual appreciation rate averaging 1.20% during the period.
NeighborhoodScout's data show that during the latest twelve months, Leicester's appreciation rate, at 4.65%, has been at or slightly above the national average. In the latest quarter, Leicester's appreciation rate has been -0.33%, which annualizes to a rate of -1.32%.
Notably, Leicester's appreciation rate in the latest quarter is one of the lowest in America.
Relative to North Carolina, our data show that Leicester's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 50% of the other cities and towns in North Carolina.
|$910,001 - $1,213,000||0.5|
|$607,001 - $910,000||2.5|
|$486,001 - $607,000||3.8|
|$364,001 - $486,000||7.0|
|$242,001 - $364,000||23.6|
|$121,001 - $242,000||36.2|
|$60,001 - $121,000||16.8|
|$0 - $60,000||9.2|
|Value Relative to Nation||Value Relative to State|
|Time Period||Total Appreciation||Avg. Annual Rate||
2018 Q4 - 2019 Q1
Last 12 Months:
2018 Q1 - 2019 Q1
Last 2 Years:
2017 Q1 - 2019 Q1
Last 5 Years:
2014 Q1 - 2019 Q1
Last 10 Years:
2009 Q1 - 2019 Q1
2000 Q1 - 2019 Q1
|* 10 is highest|
|AGE OF Leicester HOMES|
|2000 or Newer||31.3|
|1970 - 1999||48.9|
|1940 - 1969||16.2|
|1939 or Older||3.6|
|TYPE OF Leicester HOMES|
|Small Apt. Buildings||3.9|
|SIZE OF Leicester HOMES|
|5 or more bedrooms||0.83|