Sandusky, OH


Highest Appreciating Sandusky Neighborhoods Since 2000

Sandusky, OH 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

Sandusky Housing Market Information

With a population of 25,212, 11,333 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $81,008, house prices in Sandusky are some of the most affordable in Ohio as well as the nation.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Sandusky, accounting for 59.66% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Sandusky include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 19.60%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 13.67%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 3.77%).

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

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. Sandusky's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 38.62% of the city's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in Sandusky include homes built before 1939 ( 36.64%) and housing constructed between 1970-1999 ( 21.97%). There's also some housing in Sandusky built between 2000 and later ( 2.78%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Sandusky. Fully 16.77% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Sandusky homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Sandusky 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.

Sandusky Home Appreciation Rates

Sandusky's appreciation rate notably has been below the national average for the last ten years. The average annual home appreciation rate in Sandusky during the period has been just -1.31%, which is lower than 70% of US communities.

Over the last year, Sandusky appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, Sandusky's appreciation rate has been 2.36%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in Sandusky were at -0.60%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of -2.39%.

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

Relative to Ohio, our data show that Sandusky's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 50% 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 Sandusky differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Sandusky - 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 Sandusky real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,031,000 0.6
$773,001 - $1,031,000 0.4
$515,001 - $773,000 1.8
$412,001 - $515,000 0.5
$309,001 - $412,000 0.8
$206,001 - $309,000 2.5
$103,001 - $206,000 22.8
$52,001 - $103,000 52.8
$0 - $52,000 17.9

Very Low for OH
Very Low for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
89.8658150709012 91.994750656168

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Sandusky 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
-4.28% -0.25% 2 1
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$793 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 50.07
Renters 49.93
Vacant 16.77

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 2.8
1970 - 1999 22.0
1940 - 1969 38.6
1939 or Older 36.6

Types of Homes

Single-Family 59.7
Townhomes 3.8
Small Apt. Buildings 13.7
Apt. Complexes 19.6
Mobile Homes 3.3
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 2.45
1 Bedroom 13.02
2 Bedrooms 35.54
3 Bedrooms 34.99
4 Bedrooms 11.83
5 or more bedrooms 2.18