Astoria, OR


Highest Appreciating Astoria Neighborhoods Since 2000

Astoria, OR 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

Astoria Housing Market Information

With 9,626 people, 4,335 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $280,539, Astoria real estate prices are well above average cost compared to national prices.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Astoria, accounting for 59.39% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Astoria include duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 20.00%), large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 16.22%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 4.19%).

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

The housing in Astoria was primarily built before 1939 ( 43.64%), making the housing stock in Astoria some of the oldest overall in America, although there is a range of ages of homes in Astoria. The next most important housing age is between 1940-1969 ( 33.04%), followed by between 1970-1999 ( 16.07%). There's also some housing in Astoria built between 2000 and later ( 7.26%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Astoria. Fully 14.75% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Astoria homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Astoria 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.

Astoria Home Appreciation Rates

Appreciation rates for homes in Astoria have been tracking above average for the last ten years, according to NeighborhoodScout data. The cumulative appreciation rate over the ten years has been 0.38%, which ranks in the top 50% nationwide. This equates to an annual average Astoria house appreciation rate of 0.04%.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Astoria that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Astoria real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Astoria appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 8.60%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 89.35% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Astoria. Astoria appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 0.46%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 1.84%.

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

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

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,228,000 0.3
$921,001 - $1,228,000 1.2
$614,001 - $921,000 1.2
$491,001 - $614,000 4.7
$368,001 - $491,000 16.5
$246,001 - $368,000 41.2
$123,001 - $246,000 30.7
$61,001 - $123,000 1.5
$0 - $61,000 2.5

Average for OR
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
18.4108754248213 43.4782608695652

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Astoria 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
81.80% 3.53% 8 9
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$892 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 47.47
Renters 52.53
Vacant 14.75

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 7.3
1970 - 1999 16.1
1940 - 1969 33.0
1939 or Older 43.6

Types of Homes

Single-Family 59.4
Townhomes 4.2
Small Apt. Buildings 20.0
Apt. Complexes 16.2
Mobile Homes 0.2
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 4.11
1 Bedroom 16.64
2 Bedrooms 31.48
3 Bedrooms 29.34
4 Bedrooms 15.04
5 or more bedrooms 3.38