Springfield, OH

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Springfield, 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 Q3 2018. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2016 (latest available). Updated annually.

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

Springfield Housing Market Information

With a population of 59,208, 24,474 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $72,255, house prices in Springfield 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 Springfield, accounting for 64.35% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Springfield include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 14.45%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 12.93%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 7.68%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Springfield are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 45.56% owning and 54.44% renting.

The housing in Springfield was primarily built before 1939 ( 40.43%), making the housing stock in Springfield some of the oldest overall in America, although there is a range of ages of homes in Springfield. The next most important housing age is between 1940-1969 ( 35.68%), followed by between 1970-1999 ( 19.62%). There's also some housing in Springfield built between 2000 and later ( 4.27%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Springfield. Fully 13.78% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Springfield homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Springfield 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.

Springfield Home Appreciation Rates

Springfield's appreciation rate notably has been below the national average for the last ten years. The average annual home appreciation rate in Springfield during the period has been just -0.45%, which is lower than 80% of US communities.

Over the last year, Springfield appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, Springfield's appreciation rate has been -4.58%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in Springfield were at 0.19%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 0.76%.

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

Relative to Ohio, our data show that Springfield's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 90% 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 Springfield differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Springfield - 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 Springfield real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:

Springfield, OH HOME PRICES

Value Range
> $1,052,000 0.2
$789,001 - $1,052,000 0.1
$526,001 - $789,000 0.6
$421,001 - $526,000 0.2
$316,001 - $421,000 0.5
$210,001 - $316,000 2.6
$105,001 - $210,000 20.0
$53,001 - $105,000 52.8
$0 - $53,000 22.9

Very Low for OH
Very Low for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
95.9649635036496 98.0314960629921

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Springfield Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2018 Q2 - 2018 Q3
Last 12 Months:
2017 Q3 - 2018 Q3
Last 2 Years:
2016 Q3 - 2018 Q3
Last 5 Years:
2013 Q3 - 2018 Q3
Last 10 Years:
2008 Q3 - 2018 Q3
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2018 Q3
-3.38% -0.18%
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$962 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 45.56
Renters 54.44
Vacant 13.78

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

AGE OF Springfield HOMES
2000 or Newer 4.3
1970 - 1999 19.6
1940 - 1969 35.7
1939 or Older 40.4

Types of Homes

TYPE OF Springfield HOMES
Single-Family 64.3
Townhomes 7.7
Small Apt. Buildings 12.9
Apt. Complexes 14.4
Mobile Homes 0.6
Other 0.0

Home Size

SIZE OF Springfield HOMES
No Bedroom 2.15
1 Bedroom 12.28
2 Bedrooms 33.54
3 Bedrooms 40.16
4 Bedrooms 9.28
5 or more bedrooms 2.60