Auburn, WA


Highest Appreciating Auburn Neighborhoods Since 2000

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 Q4 2017. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2016 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

Auburn Housing Market Information

With a population of 77,472, 27,580 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $305,373, Auburn real estate prices are well above average cost compared to national prices.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Auburn, accounting for 52.33% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Auburn include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 20.93%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 11.33%), and a few mobile homes or trailers ( 9.01%).

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 59.31% owning and 40.69% 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 ( 24.76%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 1940-1969 ( 19.11%). There's also some housing in Auburn built before 1939 ( 5.59%).

Auburn Home Appreciation Rates

Real estate appreciation rates in Auburn's have tracked to near the national average over the last then years, with the annual appreciation rate averaging 0.40% during the period.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Auburn that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Auburn real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Auburn appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 12.10%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 95.49% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Auburn. Auburn appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at -0.73%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of -2.88%.

Notably, Auburn's appreciation rate in the latest quarter is one of the lowest in America.

Relative to Washington, our data show that Auburn's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 60% 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
> $1,403,000 0.3
$1,053,001 - $1,403,000 0.6
$702,001 - $1,053,000 3.4
$561,001 - $702,000 6.0
$421,001 - $561,000 17.0
$281,001 - $421,000 31.4
$140,001 - $281,000 21.5
$70,001 - $140,000 5.0
$0 - $70,000 14.9

Average for WA
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
17.2452145407715 41.1347517730496

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Auburn Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2017 Q3 - 2017 Q4
Last 12 Months:
2016 Q4 - 2017 Q4
Last 2 Years:
2015 Q4 - 2017 Q4
Last 5 Years:
2012 Q4 - 2017 Q4
Last 10 Years:
2007 Q4 - 2017 Q4
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2017 Q4
79.62% 3.31%
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,919 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 59.31
Renters 40.69
Vacant 6.45

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 24.8
1970 - 1999 50.5
1940 - 1969 19.1
1939 or Older 5.6

Types of Homes

Single-Family 52.3
Townhomes 6.3
Small Apt. Buildings 11.3
Apt. Complexes 20.9
Mobile Homes 9.0
Other 0.1

Home Size

No Bedroom 1.54
1 Bedroom 12.18
2 Bedrooms 28.52
3 Bedrooms 32.14
4 Bedrooms 20.21
5 or more bedrooms 5.41