Yankton, SD


Highest Appreciating Yankton Neighborhoods Since 2000

Yankton, SD Real Estate Data

Yankton Housing Market Information

With a population of 14,557, 5,874 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $144,341, Yankton real estate and house prices are near the national average for all cities and towns.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Yankton, accounting for 61.54% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Yankton include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 20.37%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 9.82%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 4.55%).

People in Yankton primarily live in small (one, two or no bedroom) single-family detached homes. Yankton has a mixture of owner-occupied and renter-occupied housing.

There is a lot of housing in Yankton 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 Yankton built between 1940-1969 ( 35.03%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from before 1939 ( 18.20%). There's also some housing in Yankton built between 2000 and later ( 10.23%).

Yankton Home Appreciation Rates

In the last 10 years, Yankton has experienced some of the highest home appreciation rates of any community in the nation. Yankton real estate appreciated 26.02% over the last ten years, which is an average annual home appreciation rate of 2.34%, putting Yankton in the top 20% nationally for real estate appreciation. If you are a home buyer or real estate investor, Yankton definitely has a track record of being one of the best long term real estate investments in America through the last ten years.

Over the last year, Yankton appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, Yankton's appreciation rate has been 4.00%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in Yankton were at 0.39%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 1.55%.

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

Relative to South Dakota, our data show that Yankton's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 70% of the other cities and towns in South Dakota.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,181,000 0.0
$886,001 - $1,181,000 0.4
$591,001 - $886,000 1.9
$472,001 - $591,000 0.9
$354,001 - $472,000 3.9
$237,001 - $354,000 9.7
$118,001 - $237,000 48.5
$59,001 - $118,000 21.5
$0 - $59,000 13.4

High for SD
Average for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
53.481290624817 33.3333333333333

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$719 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 56.44
Renters 43.56
Vacant 6.52

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 10.2
1970 - 1999 36.5
1940 - 1969 35.0
1939 or Older 18.2

Types of Homes

Single-Family 61.5
Townhomes 4.6
Small Apt. Buildings 9.8
Apt. Complexes 20.4
Mobile Homes 3.7
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 1.21
1 Bedroom 16.93
2 Bedrooms 34.66
3 Bedrooms 26.02
4 Bedrooms 15.44
5 or more bedrooms 5.74

Yankton Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2016 Q2 - 2016 Q3
Last 12 Months:
2015 Q4 - 2016 Q3
Last 2 Years:
2014 Q4 - 2016 Q3
Last 5 Years:
2011 Q4 - 2016 Q3
Last 10 Years:
2006 Q4 - 2016 Q3
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2016 Q3
59.47% 2.78% 3 7
* 10 is highest

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