New York NY

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New York, NY 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 Q3 2019. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2017 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

New York Housing Market Information

With a population of 1,628,701, 758,345 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $1,036,678, New York house prices are not only among the most expensive in New York, New York real estate also is some of the most expensive in all of America.

Large apartment complexes or high rise apartments are the single most common housing type in New York, accounting for 94.93% of the borough's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in New York include duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 3.15%), single-family detached homes ( 1.06%). Boroughs that are predominantly high-density buildings are relatively uncommon in the US. Because of the density, these types of boroughs are often walkable and compact, and often have a lively downtown.

New York is dominated by renter-occupied one, two, or no bedrooms apartments. 76.81% of New York's dwellings are rentals.

The housing in New York was primarily built before 1939 ( 42.84%), making the housing stock in New York some of the oldest overall in America, although there is a range of ages of homes in New York. The next most important housing age is between 1940-1969 ( 29.80%), followed by between 1970-1999 ( 18.46%). There's also some housing in New York built between 2000 and later ( 8.90%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in New York. Fully 13.10% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant New York homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding New York 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.

New York Home Appreciation Rates

Appreciation rates for homes in New York have been tracking above average for the last ten years, according to NeighborhoodScout data. The cumulative appreciation rate over the ten years has been 38.81%, which ranks in the top 30% nationwide. This equates to an annual average New York house appreciation rate of 3.33%.

Over the last year, New York appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, New York's appreciation rate has been 2.85%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in New York were at 0.47%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 1.87%.

Notably, New York's appreciation rate in the latest quarter is one of the lowest in America.

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

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

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,255,000 38.0
$941,001 - $1,255,000 13.1
$628,001 - $941,000 21.1
$502,001 - $628,000 8.6
$376,001 - $502,000 6.7
$251,001 - $376,000 4.8
$125,001 - $251,000 2.2
$63,001 - $125,000 1.6
$0 - $63,000 4.0

Very High for NY
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
1.18540145985401 3.77777777777778

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

New York Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2019 Q2 - 2019 Q3
Last 12 Months:
2018 Q3 - 2019 Q3
Last 2 Years:
2017 Q3 - 2019 Q3
Last 5 Years:
2014 Q3 - 2019 Q3
Last 10 Years:
2009 Q3 - 2019 Q3
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2019 Q3
135.91% 4.44%
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$2,932 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 23.19
Renters 76.81
Vacant 13.10

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 8.9
1970 - 1999 18.5
1940 - 1969 29.8
1939 or Older 42.8

Types of Homes

Single-Family 1.1
Townhomes 0.8
Small Apt. Buildings 3.2
Apt. Complexes 94.9
Mobile Homes 0.1
Other 0.1

Home Size

No Bedroom 15.15
1 Bedroom 39.79
2 Bedrooms 29.80
3 Bedrooms 11.86
4 Bedrooms 2.49
5 or more bedrooms 0.91