Memphis, TN


Highest Appreciating Memphis Neighborhoods Since 2000

Memphis, 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

Memphis Housing Market Information

With a population of 655,770, 249,775 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $98,063, house prices in Memphis are solidly below the national average.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Memphis, accounting for 61.06% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Memphis include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 24.21%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 9.51%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 4.23%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Memphis are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 48.03% owning and 51.97% 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. Memphis's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 43.08% of the city's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in Memphis include homes built between 1970-1999 ( 40.06%) and housing constructed before 1939 ( 8.63%). There's also some housing in Memphis built between 2000 and later ( 8.23%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Memphis. Fully 16.17% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Memphis homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Memphis 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.

Memphis Home Appreciation Rates

Real estate appreciation rates in Memphis's have tracked to near the national average over the last then years, with the annual appreciation rate averaging -0.70% during the period.

NeighborhoodScout's data show that during the latest twelve months, Memphis's appreciation rate, at 5.33%, has been at or slightly above the national average. In the latest quarter, Memphis's appreciation rate has been 0.35%, which annualizes to a rate of 1.41%.

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

One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the city. Individual neighborhoods within Memphis differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Memphis - 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 Memphis real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,137,000 0.5
$852,001 - $1,137,000 0.6
$568,001 - $852,000 1.5
$455,001 - $568,000 1.3
$341,001 - $455,000 2.9
$227,001 - $341,000 6.5
$114,001 - $227,000 26.7
$57,001 - $114,000 41.5
$0 - $57,000 18.4

Low for TN
Low for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
78.8116723309504 76.2755102040816

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Memphis 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
10.74% 0.59% 1 1
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,057 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 48.03
Renters 51.97
Vacant 16.17

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 8.2
1970 - 1999 40.1
1940 - 1969 43.1
1939 or Older 8.6

Types of Homes

Single-Family 61.1
Townhomes 4.2
Small Apt. Buildings 9.5
Apt. Complexes 24.2
Mobile Homes 1.0
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 1.65
1 Bedroom 12.57
2 Bedrooms 31.01
3 Bedrooms 40.30
4 Bedrooms 11.71
5 or more bedrooms 2.75