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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.
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With a population of 55,806, 22,283 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $116,554, house prices in Rocky Mount are solidly below the national average.
Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Rocky Mount, accounting for 62.05% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Rocky Mount include duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 13.87%), large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 12.47%), and a few mobile homes or trailers ( 7.96%).
The most prevalent building size and type in Rocky Mount are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 50.51% owning and 49.49% renting.
There is a lot of housing in Rocky Mount 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 Rocky Mount built between 1940-1969 ( 26.35%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 2000 and later ( 13.22%). There's also some housing in Rocky Mount built before 1939 ( 8.25%).
Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Rocky Mount. Fully 15.93% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Rocky Mount homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Rocky Mount 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.
Rocky Mount's appreciation rate notably has been below the national average for the last ten years. The average annual home appreciation rate in Rocky Mount during the period has been just -0.85%, which is lower than 70% of US communities.
Appreciation rates are so strong in Rocky Mount that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Rocky Mount real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Rocky Mount appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 5.66%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 70.93% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Rocky Mount. Rocky Mount appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 0.85%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 3.43%.
Relative to North Carolina, our data show that Rocky Mount's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 70% of the other cities and towns in North Carolina.
One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the city. Individual neighborhoods within Rocky Mount differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Rocky Mount - 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 Rocky Mount real estate investment or home purchase decisions.
|$746,001 - $995,000||0.2|
|$497,001 - $746,000||1.0|
|$398,001 - $497,000||1.0|
|$299,001 - $398,000||2.7|
|$199,001 - $299,000||7.1|
|$99,001 - $199,000||34.7|
|$50,001 - $99,000||35.5|
|$0 - $50,000||17.4|
|Value Relative to Nation||Value Relative to State|
|Time Period||Total Appreciation||Avg. Annual Rate||
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
2000 Q1 - 2017 Q1
|* 10 is highest|
|AGE OF Rocky Mount HOMES|
|2000 or Newer||13.2|
|1970 - 1999||52.2|
|1940 - 1969||26.3|
|1939 or Older||8.3|
|TYPE OF Rocky Mount HOMES|
|Small Apt. Buildings||13.9|
|SIZE OF Rocky Mount HOMES|
|5 or more bedrooms||2.09|