Windber, PA


Highest Appreciating Windber Neighborhoods Since 2000

Windber, 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

Windber Housing Market Information

With a population of 3,974, 1,823 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $80,659, house prices in Windber 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 Windber, accounting for 61.79% of the borough's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Windber include row houses and other attached homes ( 15.47%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 13.33%), and a few large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 7.55%).

Owner-occupied, three and four bedroom dwellings, primarily in single-family detached homes are the most prevalent type of housing you will see in Windber. Owner-occupied housing accounts for 65.61% of Windber's homes, and 65.05% have either three or four bedrooms, which is average sized relative to America.

The housing in Windber was primarily built before 1939 ( 57.60%), making the housing stock in Windber some of the oldest overall in America, although there is a range of ages of homes in Windber. The next most important housing age is between 1940-1969 ( 26.33%), followed by between 1970-1999 ( 15.70%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Windber. Fully 15.05% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Windber homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Windber 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.

Windber Home Appreciation Rates

Appreciation rates for homes in Windber have been tracking above average for the last ten years, according to NeighborhoodScout data. The cumulative appreciation rate over the ten years has been 9.64%, which ranks in the top 30% nationwide. This equates to an annual average Windber house appreciation rate of 0.92%.

Over the last year, Windber appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, Windber's appreciation rate has been 1.69%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in Windber were at -1.59%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of -6.20%.

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

Relative to Pennsylvania, our data show that Windber'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
> $1,023,000 0.0
$767,001 - $1,023,000 0.0
$512,001 - $767,000 0.9
$409,001 - $512,000 0.6
$307,001 - $409,000 0.8
$204,001 - $307,000 2.1
$102,001 - $204,000 21.7
$51,001 - $102,000 52.8
$0 - $51,000 21.1

Very Low for PA
Very Low for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
90.0855502168053 88.5024154589372

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Windber 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
45.00% 2.18% 6 5
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$749 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 65.61
Renters 34.39
Vacant 15.05

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 0.4
1970 - 1999 15.7
1940 - 1969 26.3
1939 or Older 57.6

Types of Homes

Single-Family 61.8
Townhomes 15.5
Small Apt. Buildings 13.3
Apt. Complexes 7.5
Mobile Homes 1.9
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 1.63
1 Bedroom 10.48
2 Bedrooms 17.89
3 Bedrooms 49.44
4 Bedrooms 15.61
5 or more bedrooms 4.94