Clairton, PA


Highest Appreciating Clairton Neighborhoods Since 2000

Clairton, PA 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

Clairton Housing Market Information

With a population of 6,681, 3,058 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $49,416, house prices in Clairton are some of the most affordable in Pennsylvania as well as the nation.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Clairton, accounting for 62.02% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Clairton include row houses and other attached homes ( 19.87%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 9.08%), and a few large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 8.68%).

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

The housing in Clairton was primarily built before 1939 ( 47.31%), making the housing stock in Clairton some of the oldest overall in America, although there is a range of ages of homes in Clairton. The next most important housing age is between 1940-1969 ( 46.10%), followed by between 1970-1999 ( 5.43%). There's also some housing in Clairton built between 2000 and later ( 1.16%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Clairton. Fully 23.09% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Clairton homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Clairton 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.

Clairton Home Appreciation Rates

Appreciation rates for homes in Clairton have been tracking above average for the last ten years, according to NeighborhoodScout data. The cumulative appreciation rate over the ten years has been 4.65%, which ranks in the top 40% nationwide. This equates to an annual average Clairton house appreciation rate of 0.46%.

Over the last year, Clairton appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, Clairton's appreciation rate has been -1.15%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in Clairton were at -0.41%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of -1.65%.

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

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,060,000 1.3
$795,001 - $1,060,000 0.0
$531,001 - $795,000 0.0
$424,001 - $531,000 0.3
$318,001 - $424,000 0.4
$212,001 - $318,000 1.8
$106,001 - $212,000 2.3
$53,001 - $106,000 37.0
$0 - $53,000 56.8

Very Low for PA
Very Low for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
99.3554435720145 98.2608695652174

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Clairton 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
22.76% 1.20% 1 2
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$864 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 58.18
Renters 41.82
Vacant 23.09

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 1.2
1970 - 1999 5.4
1940 - 1969 46.1
1939 or Older 47.3

Types of Homes

Single-Family 62.0
Townhomes 19.9
Small Apt. Buildings 9.1
Apt. Complexes 8.7
Mobile Homes 0.4
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 1.71
1 Bedroom 11.14
2 Bedrooms 39.99
3 Bedrooms 40.49
4 Bedrooms 3.92
5 or more bedrooms 2.74