Wichita Falls, TX


Highest Appreciating Wichita Falls Neighborhoods Since 2000

Wichita Falls, 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

Wichita Falls Housing Market Information

With a population of 104,710, 37,200 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $88,975, house prices in Wichita Falls are solidly below the national average.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Wichita Falls, accounting for 69.51% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Wichita Falls include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 16.50%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 8.18%), and a few mobile homes or trailers ( 2.98%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Wichita Falls are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 49.30% owning and 50.70% renting.

There is a lot of housing in Wichita Falls 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 Wichita Falls built between 1940-1969 ( 38.01%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from before 1939 ( 11.30%). There's also some housing in Wichita Falls built between 2000 and later ( 11.02%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Wichita Falls. Fully 14.56% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Wichita Falls homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Wichita Falls 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.

Wichita Falls Home Appreciation Rates

Appreciation rates for homes in Wichita Falls have been tracking above average for the last ten years, according to NeighborhoodScout data. The cumulative appreciation rate over the ten years has been 3.27%, which ranks in the top 50% nationwide. This equates to an annual average Wichita Falls house appreciation rate of 0.32%.

Over the last year, Wichita Falls appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, Wichita Falls's appreciation rate has been 0.19%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in Wichita Falls were at 0.94%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 3.82%.

Relative to Texas, our data show that Wichita Falls'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 Wichita Falls differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Wichita Falls - 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 Wichita Falls real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:

Wichita Falls, TX HOME PRICES

Value Range
> $1,022,000 0.3
$767,001 - $1,022,000 0.5
$511,001 - $767,000 0.7
$409,001 - $511,000 1.1
$307,001 - $409,000 2.3
$204,001 - $307,000 8.0
$102,001 - $204,000 30.7
$51,001 - $102,000 34.3
$0 - $51,000 22.1

Low for TX
Very Low for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
84.682995429509 75.0

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Wichita Falls 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
36.07% 1.80% 1 4
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$920 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 49.30
Renters 50.70
Vacant 14.56

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

AGE OF Wichita Falls HOMES
2000 or Newer 11.0
1970 - 1999 39.7
1940 - 1969 38.0
1939 or Older 11.3

Types of Homes

TYPE OF Wichita Falls HOMES
Single-Family 69.5
Townhomes 2.7
Small Apt. Buildings 8.2
Apt. Complexes 16.5
Mobile Homes 3.0
Other 0.1

Home Size

SIZE OF Wichita Falls HOMES
No Bedroom 2.20
1 Bedroom 13.04
2 Bedrooms 26.53
3 Bedrooms 45.25
4 Bedrooms 11.68
5 or more bedrooms 1.30