Donna, TX


Highest Appreciating Donna Neighborhoods Since 2000

Donna, 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

Donna Housing Market Information

With a population of 16,523, 4,667 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $61,277, house prices in Donna are some of the most affordable in Texas as well as the nation.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Donna, accounting for 64.45% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Donna include mobile homes or trailers ( 17.74%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 9.20%), and a few large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 6.63%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Donna are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 60.01% owning and 39.99% renting.

There is a lot of housing in Donna 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 Donna built between 1940-1969 ( 21.70%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 2000 and later ( 20.46%). There's also some housing in Donna built before 1939 ( 5.96%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Donna. Fully 15.94% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Donna homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Donna 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.

Donna Home Appreciation Rates

Appreciation rates for homes in Donna have been tracking above average for the last ten years, according to NeighborhoodScout data. The cumulative appreciation rate over the ten years has been 10.96%, which ranks in the top 30% nationwide. This equates to an annual average Donna house appreciation rate of 1.05%.

NeighborhoodScout's data show that during the latest twelve months, Donna's appreciation rate, at 5.34%, has been at or slightly above the national average. In the latest quarter, Donna's appreciation rate has been -0.31%, which annualizes to a rate of -1.23%.

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

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,092,000 0.1
$819,001 - $1,092,000 0.0
$546,001 - $819,000 0.0
$437,001 - $546,000 0.0
$328,001 - $437,000 0.0
$218,001 - $328,000 0.2
$109,001 - $218,000 11.6
$55,001 - $109,000 41.2
$0 - $55,000 46.8

Very Low for TX
Very Low for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
97.7762803234501 94.8443579766537

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Donna 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
38.69% 1.91% 1 4
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$800 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 60.01
Renters 39.99
Vacant 15.94

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 20.5
1970 - 1999 51.9
1940 - 1969 21.7
1939 or Older 6.0

Types of Homes

Single-Family 64.4
Townhomes 0.7
Small Apt. Buildings 9.2
Apt. Complexes 6.6
Mobile Homes 17.7
Other 1.3

Home Size

No Bedroom 0.70
1 Bedroom 13.69
2 Bedrooms 24.82
3 Bedrooms 46.72
4 Bedrooms 11.89
5 or more bedrooms 2.18