Brownwood, TX


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 Q1 2018. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2016 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

Brownwood Housing Market Information

With a population of 19,153, 6,724 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $120,297, 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 73.00% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Brownwood include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 12.12%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 8.99%), and a few mobile homes or trailers ( 5.37%).

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 54.85% owning and 45.15% 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 45.55% of the city's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in Brownwood include homes built between 1970-1999 ( 37.57%) and housing constructed between 2000 and later ( 9.12%). There's also some housing in Brownwood built before 1939 ( 7.76%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Brownwood. Fully 19.74% 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 24.65% over the last ten years, which is an average annual home appreciation rate of 2.23%, 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.

NeighborhoodScout's data show that during the latest twelve months, Brownwood's appreciation rate, at 6.03%, has been at or slightly above the national average. In the latest quarter, Brownwood's appreciation rate has been 0.93%, which annualizes to a rate of 3.75%.

Relative to Texas, our data show that Brownwood's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 50% 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
> $1,167,208 0.1
$875,217 - $1,167,208 0.0
$583,943 - $875,216 0.9
$467,174 - $583,942 0.8
$350,263 - $467,173 1.9
$233,311 - $350,262 4.3
$116,771 - $233,310 25.4
$58,271 - $116,770 31.7
$0 - $58,270 35.0

Average for TX
Low for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
68.8671532846715 54.5101842870999

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Brownwood Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2017 Q4 - 2018 Q1
Last 12 Months:
2017 Q1 - 2018 Q1
Last 2 Years:
2016 Q1 - 2018 Q1
Last 5 Years:
2013 Q1 - 2018 Q1
Last 10 Years:
2008 Q1 - 2018 Q1
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2018 Q1
94.51% 3.71%
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,055 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 54.85
Renters 45.15
Vacant 19.74

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

AGE OF Brownwood HOMES
2000 or Newer 9.1
1970 - 1999 37.6
1940 - 1969 45.5
1939 or Older 7.8

Types of Homes

Single-Family 73.0
Townhomes 0.5
Small Apt. Buildings 9.0
Apt. Complexes 12.1
Mobile Homes 5.4
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 2.69
1 Bedroom 12.71
2 Bedrooms 32.11
3 Bedrooms 44.52
4 Bedrooms 6.99
5 or more bedrooms 0.98