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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.
Methodology: NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more
With 28,834 people, 10,730 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $96,199, house prices in Williamsport 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 Williamsport, accounting for 49.60% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Williamsport include duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 18.71%), large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 17.20%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 13.89%).
The most prevalent building size and type in Williamsport are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 44.22% owning and 55.78% renting.
The housing in Williamsport was primarily built before 1939 ( 53.16%), making the housing stock in Williamsport some of the oldest overall in America, although there is a range of ages of homes in Williamsport. The next most important housing age is between 1940-1969 ( 27.62%), followed by between 1970-1999 ( 15.02%). There's also some housing in Williamsport built between 2000 and later ( 4.19%).
Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Williamsport. Fully 14.59% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Williamsport homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Williamsport 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 Williamsport have been tracking above average for the last ten years, according to NeighborhoodScout data. The cumulative appreciation rate over the ten years has been 14.49%, which ranks in the top 30% nationwide. This equates to an annual average Williamsport house appreciation rate of 1.36%.
Over the last year, Williamsport appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, Williamsport's appreciation rate has been 0.93%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in Williamsport were at 2.09%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 8.63%.
Importantly, this makes Williamsport one of the highest appreciating communities in the nation for the latest quarter, and may signal the city's near-future real estate investment strength.
Relative to Pennsylvania, our data show that Williamsport's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 70% 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 city. Individual neighborhoods within Williamsport differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Williamsport - 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 Williamsport real estate investment or home purchase decisions.
|$780,001 - $1,040,000||0.1|
|$520,001 - $780,000||0.3|
|$416,001 - $520,000||0.5|
|$312,001 - $416,000||2.3|
|$208,001 - $312,000||7.5|
|$104,001 - $208,000||31.3|
|$52,001 - $104,000||43.9|
|$0 - $52,000||13.9|
|Value Relative to Nation||Value Relative to State|
|Time Period||Total Appreciation||Avg. Annual Rate||
2017 Q3 - 2017 Q4
Last 12 Months:
2016 Q4 - 2017 Q4
Last 2 Years:
2015 Q4 - 2017 Q4
Last 5 Years:
2012 Q4 - 2017 Q4
Last 10 Years:
2007 Q4 - 2017 Q4
2000 Q1 - 2017 Q4
|* 10 is highest|
|AGE OF Williamsport HOMES|
|2000 or Newer||4.2|
|1970 - 1999||15.0|
|1940 - 1969||27.6|
|1939 or Older||53.2|
|TYPE OF Williamsport HOMES|
|Small Apt. Buildings||18.7|
|SIZE OF Williamsport HOMES|
|5 or more bedrooms||4.10|