Whitakers, NC


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Whitakers, 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

Whitakers Housing Market Information

With a population of 725, 351 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $92,503, house prices in Whitakers are some of the most affordable in North Carolina as well as the nation.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Whitakers, accounting for 75.70% of the town's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Whitakers include duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 12.62%), mobile homes or trailers ( 11.21%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Whitakers are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The town has a mixture of owners and renters, with 61.54% owning and 38.46% renting.

There is a lot of housing in Whitakers 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 Whitakers built between 1940-1969 ( 28.04%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from before 1939 ( 27.10%). There's also some housing in Whitakers built between 2000 and later ( 7.94%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Whitakers. Fully 17.99% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Whitakers homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Whitakers 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.

Whitakers Home Appreciation Rates

Appreciation rates for homes in Whitakers have been tracking above average for the last ten years, according to NeighborhoodScout data. The cumulative appreciation rate over the ten years has been 13.33%, which ranks in the top 30% nationwide. This equates to an annual average Whitakers house appreciation rate of 1.26%.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Whitakers that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Whitakers real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Whitakers appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 8.81%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 90.10% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Whitakers. Whitakers 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 Whitakers's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 90% of the other cities and towns in North Carolina.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,079,000 0.0
$810,001 - $1,079,000 0.0
$540,001 - $810,000 0.0
$432,001 - $540,000 2.5
$324,001 - $432,000 3.5
$216,001 - $324,000 7.2
$108,001 - $216,000 32.7
$54,001 - $108,000 39.4
$0 - $54,000 14.7

Very Low for NC
Very Low for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
82.3743114965428 84.9364791288566

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Whitakers 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
30.12% 1.54% 6 3
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$793 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 61.54
Renters 38.46
Vacant 17.99

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

AGE OF Whitakers HOMES
2000 or Newer 7.9
1970 - 1999 36.9
1940 - 1969 28.0
1939 or Older 27.1

Types of Homes

Single-Family 75.7
Townhomes 0.5
Small Apt. Buildings 12.6
Apt. Complexes 0.0
Mobile Homes 11.2
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 0.00
1 Bedroom 6.31
2 Bedrooms 33.64
3 Bedrooms 50.93
4 Bedrooms 7.48
5 or more bedrooms 1.64

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