Donora, PA


Highest Appreciating Donora Neighborhoods Since 2000

Donora, 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

Donora Housing Market Information

With 4,663 people, 1,876 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $62,012, house prices in Donora 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 Donora, accounting for 72.70% of the borough's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Donora include duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 15.44%), large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 9.01%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 2.85%).

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

The housing in Donora was primarily built before 1939 ( 59.03%), making the housing stock in Donora some of the oldest overall in America, although there is a range of ages of homes in Donora. The next most important housing age is between 1940-1969 ( 26.72%), followed by between 1970-1999 ( 12.59%). There's also some housing in Donora built between 2000 and later ( 1.66%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Donora. Fully 27.76% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Donora homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Donora 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.

Donora Home Appreciation Rates

In the last 10 years, Donora has experienced some of the highest home appreciation rates of any community in the nation. Donora real estate appreciated 16.23% over the last ten years, which is an average annual home appreciation rate of 1.52%, putting Donora in the top 20% nationally for real estate appreciation. If you are a home buyer or real estate investor, Donora definitely has a track record of being one of the best long term real estate investments in America through the last ten years.

Over the last year, Donora appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, Donora's appreciation rate has been 1.62%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in Donora were at -0.41%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of -1.65%.

Relative to Pennsylvania, our data show that Donora's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 60% of the other cities and towns in Pennsylvania.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,119,000 0.0
$839,001 - $1,119,000 0.0
$560,001 - $839,000 0.0
$447,001 - $560,000 0.0
$336,001 - $447,000 0.0
$224,001 - $336,000 1.5
$112,001 - $224,000 18.0
$56,001 - $112,000 34.6
$0 - $56,000 45.9

Very Low for PA
Very Low for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
97.6034220086722 96.3285024154589

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Donora 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
51.92% 2.45% 7 6
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$719 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 62.85
Renters 37.15
Vacant 27.76

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 1.7
1970 - 1999 12.6
1940 - 1969 26.7
1939 or Older 59.0

Types of Homes

Single-Family 72.7
Townhomes 2.8
Small Apt. Buildings 15.4
Apt. Complexes 9.0
Mobile Homes 0.0
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 0.65
1 Bedroom 13.09
2 Bedrooms 38.16
3 Bedrooms 37.31
4 Bedrooms 9.93
5 or more bedrooms 0.85