Auburn WA

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Auburn, WA 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 Q3 2020. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2018 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more about Scout's Real Estate Data

Auburn Housing Market Information

With 81,464 people, 28,389 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $371,060, real estate costs in Auburn are among some of the highest in the nation, although house prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive Washington communities.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Auburn, accounting for 52.70% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Auburn include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 22.79%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 9.09%), and a few mobile homes or trailers ( 8.44%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Auburn are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 59.13% owning and 40.87% renting.

There is a lot of housing in Auburn 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 Auburn built between 2000 and later ( 26.44%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 1940-1969 ( 19.63%). There's also some housing in Auburn built before 1939 ( 5.24%).

Auburn Home Appreciation Rates

In the last 10 years, Auburn has experienced some of the highest home appreciation rates of any community in the nation. Auburn real estate appreciated 63.38% over the last ten years, which is an average annual home appreciation rate of 5.03%, putting Auburn in the top 20% nationally for real estate appreciation. If you are a home buyer or real estate investor, Auburn 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, Auburn's appreciation rate, at 4.26%, has been at or slightly above the national average. In the latest quarter, Auburn's appreciation rate has been 2.17%, which annualizes to a rate of 8.95%.

Importantly, this makes Auburn 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 Washington, our data show that Auburn's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 80% of the other cities and towns in Washington.

One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the city. Individual neighborhoods within Auburn differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Auburn - 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 Auburn real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,351,000 0.6
$1,014,001 - $1,351,000 1.1
$675,001 - $1,014,000 5.9
$541,001 - $675,000 11.0
$405,001 - $541,000 24.2
$270,001 - $405,000 27.5
$135,001 - $270,000 13.2
$68,001 - $135,000 5.4
$0 - $68,000 11.1

High for WA
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
14.7970802919708 39.2226148409894

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Auburn Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2020 Q2 - 2020 Q3
Last 12 Months:
2019 Q3 - 2020 Q3
Last 2 Years:
2018 Q3 - 2020 Q3
Last 5 Years:
2015 Q3 - 2020 Q3
Last 10 Years:
2010 Q3 - 2020 Q3
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2020 Q3
110.02% 3.64%
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$2,030 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 59.13
Renters 40.87
Vacant 5.59

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 26.4
1970 - 1999 48.7
1940 - 1969 19.6
1939 or Older 5.2

Types of Homes

Single-Family 52.7
Townhomes 6.9
Small Apt. Buildings 9.1
Apt. Complexes 22.8
Mobile Homes 8.4
Other 0.1

Home Size

No Bedroom 1.92
1 Bedroom 11.82
2 Bedrooms 26.90
3 Bedrooms 32.49
4 Bedrooms 20.93
5 or more bedrooms 5.93