Leicester, NC

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Leicester, 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 2019. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2017 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

Leicester Housing Market Information

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.

Leicester Home Appreciation Rates

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.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,213,000 0.5
$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

High for NC
High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
35.970802919708 27.7173913043478

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Leicester Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
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
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2019 Q1
64.24% 2.61%
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,018 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 74.64
Renters 25.36
Vacant 12.52

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

AGE OF Leicester HOMES
2000 or Newer 31.3
1970 - 1999 48.9
1940 - 1969 16.2
1939 or Older 3.6

Types of Homes

Single-Family 58.2
Townhomes 2.4
Small Apt. Buildings 3.9
Apt. Complexes 2.4
Mobile Homes 33.0
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 0.25
1 Bedroom 5.14
2 Bedrooms 29.30
3 Bedrooms 54.13
4 Bedrooms 10.34
5 or more bedrooms 0.83

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Zip Codes in Leicester, NC