Ellendale, ND


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Ellendale, ND 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

Ellendale Housing Market Information

With a population of 1,299, 582 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $77,980, house prices in Ellendale are some of the most affordable in North Dakota as well as the nation.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Ellendale, accounting for 69.99% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Ellendale include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 18.14%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 6.68%), and a few mobile homes or trailers ( 4.91%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Ellendale are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 52.41% owning and 47.59% 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. Ellendale's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 35.20% of the city's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in Ellendale include homes built between 1970-1999 ( 33.15%) and housing constructed before 1939 ( 28.38%). There's also some housing in Ellendale built between 2000 and later ( 3.27%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Ellendale. Fully 20.60% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Ellendale homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Ellendale 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.

Ellendale Home Appreciation Rates

In the last 10 years, Ellendale has experienced some of the highest home appreciation rates of any community in the nation. Ellendale real estate appreciated 70.13% over the last ten years, which is an average annual home appreciation rate of 5.46%, putting Ellendale in the top 10% nationally for real estate appreciation. If you are a home buyer or real estate investor, Ellendale definitely has a track record of being one of the best long term real estate investments in America through the last ten years.

NeighborhoodScout's data show that during the latest twelve months, Ellendale's appreciation rate, at 5.16%, has been at or slightly above the national average. In the latest quarter, Ellendale's appreciation rate has been 3.17%, which annualizes to a rate of 13.29%.

Importantly, this makes Ellendale one of the highest appreciating communities in the nation for the latest quarter, and may signal the city's near-future real estate investment strength.

Relative to North Dakota, our data show that Ellendale's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 70% of the other cities and towns in North Dakota.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,120,000 0.0
$840,001 - $1,120,000 0.0
$560,001 - $840,000 0.0
$448,001 - $560,000 0.0
$336,001 - $448,000 0.7
$224,001 - $336,000 1.4
$112,001 - $224,000 34.5
$56,001 - $112,000 28.3
$0 - $56,000 35.2

Very Low for ND
Very Low for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
91.7379585140045 88.4955752212389

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Ellendale 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
135.88% 5.10% 5 10
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$663 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 52.41
Renters 47.59
Vacant 20.60

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

AGE OF Ellendale HOMES
2000 or Newer 3.3
1970 - 1999 33.2
1940 - 1969 35.2
1939 or Older 28.4

Types of Homes

Single-Family 70.0
Townhomes 0.3
Small Apt. Buildings 6.7
Apt. Complexes 18.1
Mobile Homes 4.9
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 0.27
1 Bedroom 10.64
2 Bedrooms 30.42
3 Bedrooms 34.52
4 Bedrooms 18.01
5 or more bedrooms 6.14

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