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Columbus, OH 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 Q1 2022. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2020 (latest available). Updated annually.

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

Columbus, OH Housing Market Trends

With 905,748 people, 3,646 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $220,984, Columbus real estate and house prices are near the national average for all cities and towns.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Columbus, accounting for 55.97% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Columbus include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 30.62%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 8.97%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 4.44%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Columbus are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 52.77% owning and 47.23% renting.

There is a lot of housing in Columbus built from 1970 to 1999 so parts of town may have that "Brady Bunch" look of homes popular in the '70s and early '80s, although some of these houses were built up through the early '90s as well. There is also a lot of housing in Columbus built between 2000 and later ( 12.71%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 1940-1969 ( 8.35%). There's also some housing in Columbus built before 1939 ( 1.16%).

Columbus Home Appreciation Rates

In the last 10 years, Columbus has experienced some of the highest home appreciation rates of any community in the nation. Columbus real estate appreciated 95.99% over the last ten years, which is an average annual home appreciation rate of 6.96%, putting Columbus in the top 20% nationally for real estate appreciation. If you are a home buyer or real estate investor, Columbus 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, Columbus's appreciation rate, at 15.73%, has been at or slightly above the national average. In the latest quarter, Columbus's appreciation rate has been 1.26%, which annualizes to a rate of 5.13%.

Relative to Ohio, our data show that Columbus's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 80% of the other cities and towns in Ohio.

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

Average Home Values

 

Median Home Value:
$220,984

Columbus, OH HOME PRICES

> $1,378,000
$1,034,001 - $1,378,000
$689,001 - $1,034,000
$551,001 - $689,000
$414,001 - $551,000
$276,001 - $414,000
$138,001 - $276,000
$69,001 - $138,000
$0 - $69,000
0.4%
0.4%
0.4%
0.4%
2.3%
2.3%
2.2%
2.2%
6.9%
6.9%
21.5%
21.5%
41.6%
41.6%
18.5%
18.5%
6.1%
6.1%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES
Value Relative To State

Average for Nation

High for OH

Value Relative To Nation

Number Of Homes And Apartments:
3,646

Columbus Appreciation Rates

 
Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
OH*
Compared To
America*
Latest Quarter:
2021 Q4 - 2022 Q1
Last 12 Months:
2021 Q1 - 2022 Q1
Last 2 Years:
2020 Q1 - 2022 Q1
Last 5 Years:
2017 Q1 - 2022 Q1
Last 10 Years:
2012 Q1 - 2022 Q1
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2022 Q1
96.37% 3.08%
9
5
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership

 

Average Market Rent:
$1,397 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners
Renters
Vacant
52.8%
52.8%
47.2%
47.2%
1.8%
1.8%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES

Housing Market Details

 

Age of Homes

2000 or Newer
1970 - 1999
1940 - 1969
1939 or Older
12.7%
12.7%
77.8%
77.8%
8.3%
8.3%
1.2%
1.2%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES

Types of Homes

Single-Family
Townhomes
Small Apt. Buildings
Apt. Complexes
Mobile Homes
Other
56.0%
56.0%
4.4%
4.4%
9.0%
9.0%
30.6%
30.6%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES

Home Size

No Bedroom
1 Bedroom
2 Bedrooms
3 Bedrooms
4 Bedrooms
5 or more bedrooms
6.7%
6.7%
5.4%
5.4%
31.0%
31.0%
29.4%
29.4%
26.7%
26.7%
0.9%
0.9%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES