Indiana, PA


Highest Appreciating Indiana Neighborhoods Since 2000

Indiana, 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

Indiana Housing Market Information

With 14,100 people, 4,470 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $113,119, house prices in Indiana are solidly below the national average.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Indiana, accounting for 48.46% of the borough's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Indiana include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 25.29%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 23.84%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 1.67%).

Indiana is dominated by renter-occupied one, two, or no bedrooms apartments. 72.31% of Indiana's dwellings are rentals.

At the end of World War II, American soldiers returned home triumphant and, with the help of the GI Bill, built homes by the millions on the edges of America's cities. These homes were predominantly capes and ranches, modest in size, but built to house a growing middle-class as the 20th century became the American century. Indiana's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 33.56% of the borough's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in Indiana include homes built before 1939 ( 32.50%) and housing constructed between 1970-1999 ( 25.44%). There's also some housing in Indiana built between 2000 and later ( 8.50%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Indiana. Fully 14.95% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Indiana homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Indiana 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.

Indiana Home Appreciation Rates

Appreciation rates for homes in Indiana have been tracking above average for the last ten years, according to NeighborhoodScout data. The cumulative appreciation rate over the ten years has been 8.11%, which ranks in the top 40% nationwide. This equates to an annual average Indiana house appreciation rate of 0.78%.

Over the last year, Indiana appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, Indiana's appreciation rate has been -2.75%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in Indiana were at -1.59%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of -6.20%.

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

Relative to Pennsylvania, our data show that Indiana's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 90% of the other cities and towns in Pennsylvania.

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

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,006,000 0.3
$754,001 - $1,006,000 0.0
$503,001 - $754,000 0.3
$403,001 - $503,000 1.6
$302,001 - $403,000 0.8
$201,001 - $302,000 11.1
$100,001 - $201,000 40.9
$50,001 - $100,000 42.1
$0 - $50,000 3.0

Low for PA
Low for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
69.4656041251611 67.2463768115942

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Indiana 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
40.93% 2.01% 5 5
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,018 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 27.69
Renters 72.31
Vacant 14.95

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 8.5
1970 - 1999 25.4
1940 - 1969 33.6
1939 or Older 32.5

Types of Homes

Single-Family 48.5
Townhomes 1.7
Small Apt. Buildings 23.8
Apt. Complexes 25.3
Mobile Homes 0.7
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 2.72
1 Bedroom 14.80
2 Bedrooms 30.97
3 Bedrooms 32.80
4 Bedrooms 14.52
5 or more bedrooms 4.19