Brownwood, TX


Highest Appreciating Brownwood Neighborhoods Since 2000

Brownwood, TX 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 Q2 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

Brownwood Housing Market Information

With 19,031 people, 6,502 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $112,816, house prices in Brownwood are solidly below the national average.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Brownwood, accounting for 72.74% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Brownwood include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 12.78%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 9.15%), and a few mobile homes or trailers ( 4.40%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Brownwood are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 52.81% owning and 47.19% 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. Brownwood's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 44.79% of the city's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in Brownwood include homes built between 1970-1999 ( 38.77%) and housing constructed between 2000 and later ( 8.79%). There's also some housing in Brownwood built before 1939 ( 7.65%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Brownwood. Fully 19.41% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Brownwood homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Brownwood 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.

Brownwood Home Appreciation Rates

In the last 10 years, Brownwood has experienced some of the highest home appreciation rates of any community in the nation. Brownwood real estate appreciated 23.82% over the last ten years, which is an average annual home appreciation rate of 2.16%, putting Brownwood in the top 20% nationally for real estate appreciation. If you are a home buyer or real estate investor, Brownwood 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, Brownwood appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, Brownwood's appreciation rate has been 0.10%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in Brownwood were at 0.90%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 3.65%.

Relative to Texas, our data show that Brownwood's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 90% of the other cities and towns in Texas.

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

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,107,000 0.1
$830,001 - $1,107,000 0.0
$554,001 - $830,000 0.6
$443,001 - $554,000 0.8
$332,001 - $443,000 3.7
$222,001 - $332,000 3.5
$111,001 - $222,000 23.6
$55,001 - $111,000 30.6
$0 - $55,000 37.1

Average for TX
Low for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
70.8501668715967 55.6420233463035

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Brownwood Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2017 Q1 - 2017 Q2
Last 12 Months:
2016 Q2 - 2017 Q2
Last 2 Years:
2015 Q2 - 2017 Q2
Last 5 Years:
2012 Q2 - 2017 Q2
Last 10 Years:
2007 Q2 - 2017 Q2
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2017 Q2
83.44% 3.53% 7 9
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,046 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 52.81
Renters 47.19
Vacant 19.41

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

AGE OF Brownwood HOMES
2000 or Newer 8.8
1970 - 1999 38.8
1940 - 1969 44.8
1939 or Older 7.6

Types of Homes

Single-Family 72.7
Townhomes 0.9
Small Apt. Buildings 9.1
Apt. Complexes 12.8
Mobile Homes 4.4
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 2.33
1 Bedroom 12.79
2 Bedrooms 34.02
3 Bedrooms 42.77
4 Bedrooms 6.87
5 or more bedrooms 1.21