Watonga, OK


Highest Appreciating Watonga Neighborhoods Since 2000

Watonga, OK 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

Watonga Housing Market Information

With a population of 3,008, 1,076 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $84,898, house prices in Watonga are solidly below the national average.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Watonga, accounting for 81.19% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Watonga include duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 7.17%), mobile homes or trailers ( 6.66%), and a few large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 2.71%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Watonga are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 39.61% owning and 60.39% renting.

There is a lot of housing in Watonga 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 Watonga built between 1940-1969 ( 36.16%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from before 1939 ( 15.45%). There's also some housing in Watonga built between 2000 and later ( 2.64%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Watonga. Fully 21.23% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Watonga homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Watonga 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.

Watonga Home Appreciation Rates

In the last 10 years, Watonga has experienced some of the highest home appreciation rates of any community in the nation. Watonga real estate appreciated 26.24% over the last ten years, which is an average annual home appreciation rate of 2.36%, putting Watonga in the top 10% nationally for real estate appreciation. If you are a home buyer or real estate investor, Watonga 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, Watonga's appreciation rate, at 3.55%, has been at or slightly above the national average. In the latest quarter, Watonga's appreciation rate has been 2.06%, which annualizes to a rate of 8.51%.

Importantly, this makes Watonga one of the highest appreciating communities in the nation for the latest quarter, and may signal the city's near-future real estate investment strength.

Relative to Oklahoma, our data show that Watonga's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 50% of the other cities and towns in Oklahoma.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,106,000 0.0
$829,001 - $1,106,000 0.0
$553,001 - $829,000 0.0
$442,001 - $553,000 0.0
$332,001 - $442,000 1.6
$221,001 - $332,000 2.6
$110,001 - $221,000 25.7
$55,001 - $110,000 34.5
$0 - $55,000 35.6

Low for OK
Very Low for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
87.466307277628 70.6948640483384

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Watonga 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
67.86% 3.05% 7 8
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$697 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 39.61
Renters 60.39
Vacant 21.23

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 2.6
1970 - 1999 45.8
1940 - 1969 36.2
1939 or Older 15.4

Types of Homes

Single-Family 81.2
Townhomes 2.3
Small Apt. Buildings 7.2
Apt. Complexes 2.7
Mobile Homes 6.7
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 2.93
1 Bedroom 9.15
2 Bedrooms 28.04
3 Bedrooms 50.07
4 Bedrooms 9.00
5 or more bedrooms 0.81

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