Littleton, NC


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Littleton, NC Real Estate Data

Littleton Housing Market Information

With a population of 646, 258 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $216,791, Littleton real estate prices are well above average cost compared to national prices.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Littleton, accounting for 74.84% of the town's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Littleton include duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 13.35%), mobile homes or trailers ( 5.90%), and a few large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 3.11%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Littleton are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The town has a mixture of owners and renters, with 60.85% owning and 39.15% 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. Littleton's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 30.12% of the town's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in Littleton include homes built before 1939 ( 26.71%) and housing constructed between 1970-1999 ( 25.78%). There's also some housing in Littleton built between 2000 and later ( 17.39%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Littleton. Fully 19.88% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Littleton homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Littleton 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.

Littleton Home Appreciation Rates

Littleton's appreciation rate notably has been below the national average for the last ten years. The average annual home appreciation rate in Littleton during the period has been just -1.07%, which is lower than 70% of US communities.

Over the last year, Littleton appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, Littleton's appreciation rate has been 4.34%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in Littleton were at 0.99%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 4.04%.

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

Relative to North Carolina, our data show that Littleton'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
> $1,021,000 1.7
$766,001 - $1,021,000 0.0
$511,001 - $766,000 13.4
$408,001 - $511,000 8.4
$306,001 - $408,000 6.8
$204,001 - $306,000 4.2
$102,001 - $204,000 25.3
$51,001 - $102,000 23.2
$0 - $51,000 16.9

Very High for NC
High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
29.255724073315 19.9637023593466

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$744 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 60.85
Renters 39.15
Vacant 19.88

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

AGE OF Littleton HOMES
2000 or Newer 17.4
1970 - 1999 25.8
1940 - 1969 30.1
1939 or Older 26.7

Types of Homes

Single-Family 74.8
Townhomes 2.8
Small Apt. Buildings 13.4
Apt. Complexes 3.1
Mobile Homes 5.9
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 0.00
1 Bedroom 19.25
2 Bedrooms 17.08
3 Bedrooms 44.41
4 Bedrooms 16.77
5 or more bedrooms 2.48

Littleton Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2016 Q2 - 2016 Q3
Last 12 Months:
2015 Q4 - 2016 Q3
Last 2 Years:
2014 Q4 - 2016 Q3
Last 5 Years:
2011 Q4 - 2016 Q3
Last 10 Years:
2006 Q4 - 2016 Q3
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2016 Q3
41.03% 2.04% 8 5
* 10 is highest

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