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Raw data sources: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.
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With a population of 7,162, 3,426 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $40,982, house prices in Shamokin are some of the most affordable in Pennsylvania as well as the nation.
Row houses and other attached homes are the single most common housing type in Shamokin, accounting for 50.70% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Shamokin include single-family detached homes ( 24.58%), large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 14.03%), and a few duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 8.39%). This particular housing mix is relatively uncommon and characteristic of cities that are compact and walkable, and which often have a lively downtown.
The most prevalent building size and type in Shamokin are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in row houses and other attached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 54.11% owning and 45.89% renting.
The housing in Shamokin was primarily built before 1939 ( 65.64%), making the housing stock in Shamokin some of the oldest overall in America, although there is a range of ages of homes in Shamokin. The next most important housing age is between 1940-1969 ( 18.40%), followed by between 1970-1999 ( 15.61%).
Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Shamokin. Fully 28.70% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Shamokin homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Shamokin 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.
Appreciation rates for homes in Shamokin have been tracking above average for the last ten years, according to NeighborhoodScout data. The cumulative appreciation rate over the ten years has been 2.24%, which ranks in the top 50% nationwide. This equates to an annual average Shamokin house appreciation rate of 0.22%.
Over the last year, Shamokin appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, Shamokin's appreciation rate has been 2.11%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in Shamokin were at -1.59%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of -6.20%.
Notably, Shamokin's appreciation rate in the latest quarter is one of the lowest in America.
Relative to Pennsylvania, our data show that Shamokin's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 50% of the other cities and towns in Pennsylvania.
|$757,001 - $1,010,000||0.0|
|$505,001 - $757,000||0.0|
|$404,001 - $505,000||0.0|
|$303,001 - $404,000||0.4|
|$202,001 - $303,000||1.9|
|$101,001 - $202,000||9.8|
|$50,001 - $101,000||24.4|
|$0 - $50,000||63.5|
|Value Relative to Nation||Value Relative to State|
|Time Period||Total Appreciation||Avg. Annual Rate||
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
2000 Q1 - 2017 Q1
|* 10 is highest|
|AGE OF Shamokin HOMES|
|2000 or Newer||0.4|
|1970 - 1999||15.6|
|1940 - 1969||18.4|
|1939 or Older||65.6|
|TYPE OF Shamokin HOMES|
|Small Apt. Buildings||8.4|
|SIZE OF Shamokin HOMES|
|5 or more bedrooms||5.74|