Abbeville, SC


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Abbeville, SC Real Estate Data

Abbeville Housing Market Information

With a population of 5,191, 2,166 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $87,366, house prices in Abbeville are solidly below the national average.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Abbeville, accounting for 63.88% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Abbeville include mobile homes or trailers ( 14.50%), large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 11.82%), and a few duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 7.98%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Abbeville are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 60.67% owning and 39.33% 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. Abbeville's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 42.48% of the city's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in Abbeville include homes built between 1970-1999 ( 34.63%) and housing constructed before 1939 ( 15.58%). There's also some housing in Abbeville built between 2000 and later ( 7.31%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Abbeville. Fully 10.50% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Abbeville homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Abbeville 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.

Abbeville Home Appreciation Rates

Real estate appreciation rates in Abbeville's have tracked to near the national average over the last then years, with the annual appreciation rate averaging -0.23% during the period.

NeighborhoodScout's data show that during the latest twelve months, Abbeville's appreciation rate, at 5.35%, has been at or slightly above the national average. In the latest quarter, Abbeville's appreciation rate has been -0.15%, which annualizes to a rate of -0.60%.

Relative to South Carolina, our data show that Abbeville's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 50% of the other cities and towns in South Carolina.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,066,000 0.0
$800,001 - $1,066,000 0.0
$533,001 - $800,000 0.7
$426,001 - $533,000 2.4
$320,001 - $426,000 2.5
$213,001 - $320,000 8.2
$107,001 - $213,000 33.6
$53,001 - $107,000 28.0
$0 - $53,000 24.7

Low for SC
Very Low for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
85.6967069026134 65.4275092936803

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$731 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 60.67
Renters 39.33
Vacant 10.50

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

AGE OF Abbeville HOMES
2000 or Newer 7.3
1970 - 1999 34.6
1940 - 1969 42.5
1939 or Older 15.6

Types of Homes

Single-Family 63.9
Townhomes 1.8
Small Apt. Buildings 8.0
Apt. Complexes 11.8
Mobile Homes 14.5
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 0.62
1 Bedroom 12.19
2 Bedrooms 26.78
3 Bedrooms 50.95
4 Bedrooms 8.43
5 or more bedrooms 1.03

Abbeville Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2016 Q3 - 2016 Q4
Last 12 Months:
2015 Q4 - 2016 Q4
Last 2 Years:
2014 Q4 - 2016 Q4
Last 5 Years:
2011 Q4 - 2016 Q4
Last 10 Years:
2006 Q4 - 2016 Q4
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2016 Q4
38.23% 1.89% 7 4
* 10 is highest

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