Fountain Inn, SC


Highest Appreciating Fountain Inn Neighborhoods Since 2000

Fountain Inn, SC 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

Fountain Inn Housing Market Information

With a population of 8,317, 3,173 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $137,732, house prices in Fountain Inn are solidly below the national average.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Fountain Inn, accounting for 79.92% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Fountain Inn include duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 8.80%), mobile homes or trailers ( 5.56%), and a few large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 4.36%).

Owner-occupied, three and four bedroom dwellings, primarily in single-family detached homes are the most prevalent type of housing you will see in Fountain Inn. Owner-occupied housing accounts for 69.40% of Fountain Inn's homes, and 74.11% have either three or four bedrooms, which is average sized relative to America.

There is a lot of housing in Fountain Inn built from 1970 to 1999 so parts of town may have that "Brady Bunch" look of homes popular in the '70s and early '80s, although some of these houses were built up through the early '90s as well. There is also a lot of housing in Fountain Inn built between 2000 and later ( 29.41%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 1940-1969 ( 16.31%). There's also some housing in Fountain Inn built before 1939 ( 5.45%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Fountain Inn. Fully 11.37% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Fountain Inn homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Fountain Inn 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.

Fountain Inn Home Appreciation Rates

Appreciation rates for homes in Fountain Inn have been tracking above average for the last ten years, according to NeighborhoodScout data. The cumulative appreciation rate over the ten years has been 9.93%, which ranks in the top 30% nationwide. This equates to an annual average Fountain Inn house appreciation rate of 0.95%.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Fountain Inn that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Fountain Inn real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Fountain Inn appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 5.80%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 72.38% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Fountain Inn. Fountain Inn appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 1.93%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 7.93%.

Importantly, this makes Fountain Inn 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 South Carolina, our data show that Fountain Inn's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 70% of the other cities and towns in South Carolina.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:

Fountain Inn, SC HOME PRICES

Value Range
> $1,151,000 1.0
$863,001 - $1,151,000 0.0
$576,001 - $863,000 0.4
$460,001 - $576,000 0.1
$345,001 - $460,000 2.5
$230,001 - $345,000 7.9
$115,001 - $230,000 56.1
$58,001 - $115,000 22.3
$0 - $58,000 9.7

High for SC
Average for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
55.8859721082855 30.8550185873606

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Fountain Inn 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
30.32% 1.55% 5 3
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,036 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 69.40
Renters 30.60
Vacant 11.37

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

AGE OF Fountain Inn HOMES
2000 or Newer 29.4
1970 - 1999 48.8
1940 - 1969 16.3
1939 or Older 5.4

Types of Homes

TYPE OF Fountain Inn HOMES
Single-Family 79.9
Townhomes 1.4
Small Apt. Buildings 8.8
Apt. Complexes 4.4
Mobile Homes 5.6
Other 0.0

Home Size

SIZE OF Fountain Inn HOMES
No Bedroom 3.18
1 Bedroom 2.93
2 Bedrooms 18.91
3 Bedrooms 58.18
4 Bedrooms 15.92
5 or more bedrooms 0.87