York, PA


Highest Appreciating York Neighborhoods Since 2000

York, 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

York Housing Market Information

With a population of 43,992, 16,263 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $72,804, house prices in York 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 York, accounting for 43.10% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in York include duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 24.33%), single-family detached homes ( 18.75%), and a few large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 13.57%). Cities that are predominantly high-density buildings are relatively uncommon in the US. Because of the density, these types of cities are often walkable and compact, and often have a lively downtown.

People in York primarily live in small (one, two or no bedroom) row houses and other attached homes. York has a mixture of owner-occupied and renter-occupied housing.

The housing in York was primarily built before 1939 ( 52.79%), making the housing stock in York some of the oldest overall in America, although there is a range of ages of homes in York. The next most important housing age is between 1940-1969 ( 34.27%), followed by between 1970-1999 ( 11.71%). There's also some housing in York built between 2000 and later ( 1.23%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in York. Fully 14.67% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant York homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding York 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.

York Home Appreciation Rates

York's appreciation rate notably has been below the national average for the last ten years. The average annual home appreciation rate in York during the period has been just -1.66%, which is lower than 80% of US communities.

Over the last year, York appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, York's appreciation rate has been 2.61%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in York were at 2.73%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 11.40%.

Importantly, this makes York 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 York's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 50% 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 York differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in York - 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 York real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,017,000 0.1
$763,001 - $1,017,000 0.1
$509,001 - $763,000 0.0
$407,001 - $509,000 0.5
$305,001 - $407,000 1.0
$203,001 - $305,000 2.8
$102,001 - $203,000 20.0
$51,001 - $102,000 54.8
$0 - $51,000 20.7

Very Low for PA
Very Low for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
94.0583616547521 92.6570048309179

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

York 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
24.54% 1.28% 2 3
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$918 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 40.21
Renters 59.79
Vacant 14.67

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 1.2
1970 - 1999 11.7
1940 - 1969 34.3
1939 or Older 52.8

Types of Homes

Single-Family 18.7
Townhomes 43.1
Small Apt. Buildings 24.3
Apt. Complexes 13.6
Mobile Homes 0.2
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 3.30
1 Bedroom 19.36
2 Bedrooms 22.08
3 Bedrooms 33.01
4 Bedrooms 11.62
5 or more bedrooms 10.63