Raritan, NJ


Highest Appreciating Raritan Neighborhoods Since 2000

Raritan, NJ Real Estate Data

Raritan Housing Market Information

With a population of 8,031, 2,712 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $403,770, real estate costs in Raritan 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 Raritan, accounting for 51.09% of the borough's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Raritan include duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 26.25%), large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 13.35%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 9.31%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Raritan are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The borough has a mixture of owners and renters, with 62.86% owning and 37.14% 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. Raritan's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 40.77% of the borough's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in Raritan include homes built before 1939 ( 24.39%) and housing constructed between 1970-1999 ( 21.43%). There's also some housing in Raritan built between 2000 and later ( 13.42%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Raritan. Fully 11.69% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Raritan homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Raritan 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.

Raritan Home Appreciation Rates

Raritan's appreciation rate notably has been below the national average for the last ten years. The average annual home appreciation rate in Raritan during the period has been just -1.71%, which is lower than 80% of US communities.

Over the last year, Raritan appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, Raritan's appreciation rate has been 2.74%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in Raritan were at 0.47%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 1.91%.

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

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,092,000 0.0
$819,001 - $1,092,000 0.0
$546,001 - $819,000 10.0
$437,001 - $546,000 8.5
$328,001 - $437,000 36.1
$218,001 - $328,000 33.4
$110,001 - $218,000 7.1
$55,001 - $110,000 0.0
$0 - $55,000 3.8

High for NJ
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
9.07652642681355 38.8211382113821

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,810 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 62.86
Renters 37.14
Vacant 11.69

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 13.4
1970 - 1999 21.4
1940 - 1969 40.8
1939 or Older 24.4

Types of Homes

Single-Family 51.1
Townhomes 9.3
Small Apt. Buildings 26.2
Apt. Complexes 13.4
Mobile Homes 0.0
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 1.53
1 Bedroom 15.21
2 Bedrooms 28.72
3 Bedrooms 36.21
4 Bedrooms 15.89
5 or more bedrooms 2.44

Raritan Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2016 Q3 - 2016 Q4
Last 12 Months:
2015 Q4 - 2016 Q4
Last 2 Years:
2014 Q4 - 2016 Q4
Last 5 Years:
2011 Q4 - 2016 Q4
Last 10 Years:
2006 Q4 - 2016 Q4
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2016 Q4
48.97% 2.34% 4 6
* 10 is highest