Upper Darby, 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 Q3 2020. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2018 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more about Scout's Real Estate Data

Upper Darby Housing Market Information

With a population of 37,418, 1,707 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $123,461, house prices in Upper Darby are solidly below the national average.

Row houses and other attached homes are the single most common housing type in Upper Darby, accounting for 56.14% of the town's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Upper Darby include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 17.79%), single-family detached homes ( 14.15%), and a few duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 11.79%). This particular housing mix is relatively uncommon and characteristic of towns that are compact and walkable, and which often have a lively downtown.

The most prevalent building size and type in Upper Darby are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in row houses and other attached homes. The town has a mixture of owners and renters, with 49.16% owning and 50.84% renting.

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. Upper Darby's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 50.55% of the town's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in Upper Darby include homes built before 1939 ( 39.27%) and housing constructed between 1970-1999 ( 8.85%). There's also some housing in Upper Darby built between 2000 and later ( 1.32%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Upper Darby. Fully 13.24% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Upper Darby homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Upper Darby 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.

Upper Darby Home Appreciation Rates

Some of the lowest real estate appreciation rates in America over the last ten years have been in Upper Darby, where house values have increased just 5.46%, which is annualized rate of 0.53%. This rate is lower than the appreciation rate found in 90% of the cities and towns in America.

NeighborhoodScout's data show that during the latest twelve months, Upper Darby's appreciation rate, at 4.83%, has been at or slightly above the national average. In the latest quarter, Upper Darby's appreciation rate has been 1.40%, which annualizes to a rate of 5.71%.

Relative to Pennsylvania, our data show that Upper Darby's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 60% 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 town. Individual neighborhoods within Upper Darby differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Upper Darby - 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 Upper Darby real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values

 
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Median Home Value:
$123,461

Upper Darby, PA HOME PRICES

> $1,268,000
0.0%
0.0%
$951,001 - $1,268,000
0.0%
0.0%
$634,001 - $951,000
0.9%
0.9%
$507,001 - $634,000
0.2%
0.2%
$380,001 - $507,000
1.2%
1.2%
$253,001 - $380,000
5.0%
5.0%
$127,001 - $253,000
44.2%
44.2%
$63,001 - $127,000
41.7%
41.7%
$0 - $63,000
6.8%
6.8%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES
Value Relative To State

Low for Nation

Low for PA

Value Relative To Nation

Number Of Homes And Apartments:
1,707

Upper Darby Appreciation Rates

 
Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
PA*
Compared To
America*
Latest Quarter:
2020 Q2 - 2020 Q3
Last 12 Months:
2019 Q3 - 2020 Q3
Last 2 Years:
2018 Q3 - 2020 Q3
Last 5 Years:
2015 Q3 - 2020 Q3
Last 10 Years:
2010 Q3 - 2020 Q3
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2020 Q3
63.81% 2.41%
5
5
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership

 
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Average Market Rent:
$1,364 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners
49.2%
49.2%
Renters
50.8%
50.8%
Vacant
13.2%
13.2%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES

Housing Market Details

 
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Age of Homes

2000 or Newer
1.3%
1.3%
1970 - 1999
8.8%
8.8%
1940 - 1969
50.6%
50.6%
1939 or Older
39.3%
39.3%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES

Types of Homes

Single-Family
14.1%
14.1%
Townhomes
56.1%
56.1%
Small Apt. Buildings
11.8%
11.8%
Apt. Complexes
17.8%
17.8%
Mobile Homes
0.1%
0.1%
Other
0.0%
0.0%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES

Home Size

No Bedroom
3.8%
3.8%
1 Bedroom
16.9%
16.9%
2 Bedrooms
19.3%
19.3%
3 Bedrooms
48.1%
48.1%
4 Bedrooms
8.3%
8.3%
5 or more bedrooms
3.6%
3.6%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES