Rochester, NY


Highest Appreciating Rochester Neighborhoods Since 2000

Rochester, 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

Rochester Housing Market Information

With 209,802 people, 85,741 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $76,455, house prices in Rochester are some of the most affordable in New York as well as the nation.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Rochester, accounting for 43.90% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Rochester include duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 28.36%), large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 21.87%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 5.52%).

People in Rochester primarily live in small (one, two or no bedroom) single-family detached homes. Rochester has a mixture of owner-occupied and renter-occupied housing.

The housing in Rochester was primarily built before 1939 ( 54.99%), making the housing stock in Rochester some of the oldest overall in America, although there is a range of ages of homes in Rochester. The next most important housing age is between 1940-1969 ( 28.01%), followed by between 1970-1999 ( 14.53%). There's also some housing in Rochester built between 2000 and later ( 2.48%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Rochester. Fully 12.32% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Rochester homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Rochester 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.

Rochester Home Appreciation Rates

Appreciation rates for homes in Rochester have been tracking above average for the last ten years, according to NeighborhoodScout data. The cumulative appreciation rate over the ten years has been 8.63%, which ranks in the top 40% nationwide. This equates to an annual average Rochester house appreciation rate of 0.83%.

NeighborhoodScout's data show that during the latest twelve months, Rochester's appreciation rate, at 4.67%, has been at or slightly above the national average. In the latest quarter, Rochester's appreciation rate has been -0.57%, which annualizes to a rate of -2.26%.

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

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

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,066,000 0.1
$799,001 - $1,066,000 0.4
$533,001 - $799,000 1.0
$426,001 - $533,000 1.2
$319,001 - $426,000 3.0
$213,001 - $319,000 5.1
$107,001 - $213,000 19.5
$53,001 - $107,000 46.8
$0 - $53,000 22.8

Very Low for NY
Very Low for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
92.511426227587 97.4186307519641

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Rochester 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
30.40% 1.55% 2 3
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$986 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 35.10
Renters 64.90
Vacant 12.32

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

AGE OF Rochester HOMES
2000 or Newer 2.5
1970 - 1999 14.5
1940 - 1969 28.0
1939 or Older 55.0

Types of Homes

Single-Family 43.9
Townhomes 5.5
Small Apt. Buildings 28.4
Apt. Complexes 21.9
Mobile Homes 0.3
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 4.58
1 Bedroom 20.67
2 Bedrooms 29.04
3 Bedrooms 31.88
4 Bedrooms 11.09
5 or more bedrooms 2.74