Potsdam, NY


Highest Appreciating Potsdam Neighborhoods Since 2000

Potsdam, 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 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

Potsdam Housing Market Information

With a population of 9,688, 2,374 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $121,122, house prices in Potsdam are solidly below the national average.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Potsdam, accounting for 42.37% of the village's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Potsdam include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 31.72%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 22.86%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 1.83%).

Potsdam is dominated by renter-occupied one, two, or no bedrooms apartments. 80.62% of Potsdam's dwellings are rentals.

The housing in Potsdam was primarily built before 1939 ( 36.68%), making the housing stock in Potsdam some of the oldest overall in America, although there is a range of ages of homes in Potsdam. The next most important housing age is between 1970-1999 ( 33.32%), followed by between 1940-1969 ( 26.72%). There's also some housing in Potsdam built between 2000 and later ( 3.28%).

Potsdam Home Appreciation Rates

In the last 10 years, Potsdam has experienced some of the highest home appreciation rates of any community in the nation. Potsdam real estate appreciated 18.17% over the last ten years, which is an average annual home appreciation rate of 1.68%, putting Potsdam in the top 20% nationally for real estate appreciation. If you are a home buyer or real estate investor, Potsdam 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, Potsdam's appreciation rate, at 4.38%, has been at or slightly above the national average. In the latest quarter, Potsdam's appreciation rate has been -0.56%, which annualizes to a rate of -2.23%.

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

Relative to New York, our data show that Potsdam'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 village. Individual neighborhoods within Potsdam differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Potsdam - 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 Potsdam real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,082,000 0.6
$811,001 - $1,082,000 0.5
$541,001 - $811,000 3.3
$433,001 - $541,000 2.4
$324,001 - $433,000 2.0
$217,001 - $324,000 8.5
$108,001 - $217,000 37.5
$54,001 - $108,000 32.2
$0 - $54,000 13.0

Low for NY
Low for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
64.7427633891949 72.6150392817059

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Potsdam 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
54.94% 2.57% 5 7
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$982 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 19.38
Renters 80.62
Vacant 9.39

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 3.3
1970 - 1999 33.3
1940 - 1969 26.7
1939 or Older 36.7

Types of Homes

Single-Family 42.4
Townhomes 1.8
Small Apt. Buildings 22.9
Apt. Complexes 31.7
Mobile Homes 1.2
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 6.79
1 Bedroom 32.02
2 Bedrooms 19.31
3 Bedrooms 22.14
4 Bedrooms 13.59
5 or more bedrooms 6.15