Colonia, NJ Real Estate Market

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 Q2 2021. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more about Scout's Real Estate Data

Colonia, NJ Housing Market Trends

With 18,016 people, 6,036 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $448,677, real estate costs in Colonia are among some of the highest in the nation, although house prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive New Jersey communities.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Colonia, accounting for 89.77% of the town's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Colonia include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 5.29%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 3.50%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 1.44%).

Owner-occupied, three and four bedroom dwellings, primarily in single-family detached homes are the most prevalent type of housing you will see in Colonia. Owner-occupied housing accounts for 87.77% of Colonia's homes, and 79.24% have either three or four bedrooms, which is average sized relative to America.

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. Colonia's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 77.24% of the town's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in Colonia include homes built between 1970-1999 ( 13.31%) and housing constructed before 1939 ( 5.60%). There's also some housing in Colonia built between 2000 and later ( 3.85%).

Colonia Home Appreciation Rates

Colonia's appreciation rate notably has been below the national average for the last ten years. The average annual home appreciation rate in Colonia during the period has been just 2.81%, which is lower than 70% of US communities.

NeighborhoodScout's data show that during the latest twelve months, Colonia's appreciation rate, at 9.19%, has been at or slightly above the national average. In the latest quarter, Colonia's appreciation rate has been 3.16%, which annualizes to a rate of 13.27%.

Relative to New Jersey, our data show that Colonia's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 50% of the other cities and towns in New Jersey.

One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the town. Individual neighborhoods within Colonia differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Colonia - 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 Colonia real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values

 

Median Home Value:
$448,677

Colonia, NJ HOME PRICES

> $1,204,000
1.2%
1.2%
$903,001 - $1,204,000
1.5%
1.5%
$602,001 - $903,000
9.5%
9.5%
$482,001 - $602,000
17.6%
17.6%
$361,001 - $482,000
53.3%
53.3%
$241,001 - $361,000
14.7%
14.7%
$121,001 - $241,000
1.4%
1.4%
$60,001 - $121,000
0.2%
0.2%
$0 - $60,000
0.6%
0.6%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES
Value Relative To State

Very High for Nation

Average for NJ

Value Relative To Nation

Number Of Homes And Apartments:
6,036

Colonia Appreciation Rates

 
Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
NJ*
Compared To
America*
Latest Quarter:
2021 Q1 - 2021 Q2
Last 12 Months:
2020 Q2 - 2021 Q2
Last 2 Years:
2019 Q2 - 2021 Q2
Last 5 Years:
2016 Q2 - 2021 Q2
Last 10 Years:
2011 Q2 - 2021 Q2
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2021 Q2
100.61% 3.29%
7
7
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership

 

Average Market Rent:
$3,163 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners
87.8%
87.8%
Renters
12.2%
12.2%
Vacant
2.6%
2.6%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES

Housing Market Details

 

Age of Homes

2000 or Newer
3.9%
3.9%
1970 - 1999
13.3%
13.3%
1940 - 1969
77.2%
77.2%
1939 or Older
5.6%
5.6%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES

Types of Homes

Single-Family
89.8%
89.8%
Townhomes
1.4%
1.4%
Small Apt. Buildings
3.5%
3.5%
Apt. Complexes
5.3%
5.3%
Mobile Homes
0.0%
0.0%
Other
0.0%
0.0%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES

Home Size

No Bedroom
0.9%
0.9%
1 Bedroom
5.7%
5.7%
2 Bedrooms
7.8%
7.8%
3 Bedrooms
44.6%
44.6%
4 Bedrooms
34.6%
34.6%
5 or more bedrooms
6.3%
6.3%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES