Rockdale, TX


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Rockdale, 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

Rockdale Housing Market Information

With 5,609 people, 2,359 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $87,714, house prices in Rockdale are solidly below the national average.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Rockdale, accounting for 64.44% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Rockdale include duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 12.51%), mobile homes or trailers ( 11.98%), and a few large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 7.51%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Rockdale are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 51.92% owning and 48.08% renting.

There is a lot of housing in Rockdale 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 Rockdale built between 1940-1969 ( 35.14%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 2000 and later ( 10.01%). There's also some housing in Rockdale built before 1939 ( 2.27%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Rockdale. Fully 10.58% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Rockdale homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Rockdale 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.

Rockdale Home Appreciation Rates

In the last 10 years, Rockdale has experienced some of the highest home appreciation rates of any community in the nation. Rockdale real estate appreciated 23.30% over the last ten years, which is an average annual home appreciation rate of 2.12%, putting Rockdale in the top 20% nationally for real estate appreciation. If you are a home buyer or real estate investor, Rockdale 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 Rockdale that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Rockdale real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Rockdale appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 9.93%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 93.71% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Rockdale. Rockdale appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 0.76%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 3.07%.

Relative to Texas, our data show that Rockdale's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 80% of the other cities and towns in Texas.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,193,000 0.0
$895,001 - $1,193,000 0.0
$596,001 - $895,000 0.0
$477,001 - $596,000 0.9
$358,001 - $477,000 1.0
$239,001 - $358,000 11.2
$119,001 - $239,000 22.5
$60,001 - $119,000 29.2
$0 - $60,000 35.0

Low for TX
Very Low for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
85.7025665065042 76.7509727626459

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Rockdale 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
48.38% 2.31% 2 6
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$866 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 51.92
Renters 48.08
Vacant 10.58

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 10.0
1970 - 1999 52.6
1940 - 1969 35.1
1939 or Older 2.3

Types of Homes

Single-Family 64.4
Townhomes 3.6
Small Apt. Buildings 12.5
Apt. Complexes 7.5
Mobile Homes 12.0
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 2.35
1 Bedroom 10.65
2 Bedrooms 31.69
3 Bedrooms 46.02
4 Bedrooms 9.29
5 or more bedrooms 0.00

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