Cosby, TN


Highest Appreciating Cosby Neighborhoods Since 2000

Cosby, TN 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

Cosby Housing Market Information

With 4,159 people, 1,637 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $126,797, house prices in Cosby are solidly below the national average.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Cosby, accounting for 67.68% of the town's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Cosby include mobile homes or trailers ( 29.72%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 1.28%).

Owner-occupied, three and four bedroom dwellings, primarily in single-family detached homes are the most prevalent type of housing you will see in Cosby. Owner-occupied housing accounts for 72.92% of Cosby's homes, and 50.27% have either three or four bedrooms, which is average sized relative to America.

There is a lot of housing in Cosby 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 Cosby built between 1940-1969 ( 19.89%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 2000 and later ( 16.63%). There's also some housing in Cosby built before 1939 ( 4.58%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Cosby. Fully 32.40% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Cosby homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Cosby 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.

Cosby Home Appreciation Rates

Cosby's appreciation rate notably has been below the national average for the last ten years. The average annual home appreciation rate in Cosby during the period has been just -1.41%, which is lower than 80% of US communities.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Cosby that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Cosby real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Cosby appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 6.03%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 74.33% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Cosby. Cosby appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 0.00%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 0.00%.

Relative to Tennessee, our data show that Cosby's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 70% of the other cities and towns in Tennessee.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,096,000 0.9
$822,001 - $1,096,000 0.7
$548,001 - $822,000 0.9
$439,001 - $548,000 0.0
$329,001 - $439,000 1.6
$219,001 - $329,000 16.9
$109,001 - $219,000 35.3
$55,001 - $109,000 22.1
$0 - $55,000 21.5

Average for TN
Low for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
61.5141216453768 46.4285714285714

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Cosby 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
24.33% 1.27% 2 3
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$646 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 72.92
Renters 27.08
Vacant 32.40

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 16.6
1970 - 1999 58.9
1940 - 1969 19.9
1939 or Older 4.6

Types of Homes

Single-Family 67.7
Townhomes 0.0
Small Apt. Buildings 1.3
Apt. Complexes 0.3
Mobile Homes 29.7
Other 1.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 0.95
1 Bedroom 9.16
2 Bedrooms 39.29
3 Bedrooms 43.66
4 Bedrooms 6.60
5 or more bedrooms 0.33