Denison, TX


Highest Appreciating Denison Neighborhoods Since 2000

Denison, 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 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

Denison Housing Market Information

With 23,150 people, 9,215 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $94,438, house prices in Denison are solidly below the national average.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Denison, accounting for 79.17% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Denison include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 8.56%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 8.11%), and a few mobile homes or trailers ( 2.12%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Denison are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 63.21% owning and 36.79% 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. Denison's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 49.06% of the city's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in Denison include homes built between 1970-1999 ( 24.75%) and housing constructed before 1939 ( 18.03%). There's also some housing in Denison built between 2000 and later ( 8.16%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Denison. Fully 12.14% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Denison homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Denison 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.

Denison Home Appreciation Rates

In the last 10 years, Denison has experienced some of the highest home appreciation rates of any community in the nation. Denison real estate appreciated 31.51% over the last ten years, which is an average annual home appreciation rate of 2.78%, putting Denison in the top 10% nationally for real estate appreciation. If you are a home buyer or real estate investor, Denison definitely has a track record of being one of the best long term real estate investments in America through the last ten years.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Denison that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Denison real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Denison appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 8.91%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 90.48% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Denison. Denison appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 3.66%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 15.46%.

Importantly, this makes Denison one of the highest appreciating communities in the nation for the latest quarter, and may signal the city's near-future real estate investment strength.

Relative to Texas, our data show that Denison's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 80% 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 Denison differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Denison - 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 Denison real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,254,000 0.1
$940,001 - $1,254,000 0.2
$627,001 - $940,000 0.6
$502,001 - $627,000 0.6
$376,001 - $502,000 2.5
$251,001 - $376,000 5.0
$126,001 - $251,000 27.1
$63,001 - $126,000 44.5
$0 - $63,000 19.3

Low for TX
Very Low for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
81.1379350755889 69.5525291828794

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Denison 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
63.98% 2.91% 4 8
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$946 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 63.21
Renters 36.79
Vacant 12.14

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 8.2
1970 - 1999 24.8
1940 - 1969 49.1
1939 or Older 18.0

Types of Homes

Single-Family 79.2
Townhomes 1.7
Small Apt. Buildings 8.1
Apt. Complexes 8.6
Mobile Homes 2.1
Other 0.3

Home Size

No Bedroom 2.48
1 Bedroom 10.55
2 Bedrooms 31.32
3 Bedrooms 43.26
4 Bedrooms 10.74
5 or more bedrooms 1.65