Carson, WA


Highest Appreciating Carson Neighborhoods Since 2000

Carson, 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 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

Carson Housing Market Information

With a population of 2,338, 844 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $205,590, Carson real estate prices are well above average cost compared to national prices.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Carson, accounting for 54.31% of the town's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Carson include mobile homes or trailers ( 33.46%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 10.18%), and a few large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 1.08%).

Owner-occupied, three and four bedroom dwellings, primarily in single-family detached homes are the most prevalent type of housing you will see in Carson. Owner-occupied housing accounts for 65.28% of Carson's homes, and 55.58% have either three or four bedrooms, which is average sized relative to America.

There is a lot of housing in Carson 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 Carson built between 2000 and later ( 25.34%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 1940-1969 ( 13.89%). There's also some housing in Carson built before 1939 ( 8.41%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Carson. Fully 17.42% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Carson homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Carson 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.

Carson Home Appreciation Rates

Appreciation rates for homes in Carson have been tracking above average for the last ten years, according to NeighborhoodScout data. The cumulative appreciation rate over the ten years has been 7.25%, which ranks in the top 40% nationwide. This equates to an annual average Carson house appreciation rate of 0.70%.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Carson that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Carson real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Carson appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 13.31%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 98.69% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Carson. Carson appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 2.08%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 8.56%.

Importantly, this makes Carson one of the highest appreciating communities in the nation for the latest quarter, and may signal the town's near-future real estate investment strength.

Relative to Washington, our data show that Carson's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 90% of the other cities and towns in Washington.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,260,000 0.5
$945,001 - $1,260,000 0.6
$630,001 - $945,000 1.1
$504,001 - $630,000 3.8
$378,001 - $504,000 11.7
$252,001 - $378,000 26.3
$126,001 - $252,000 28.6
$63,001 - $126,000 3.0
$0 - $63,000 24.4

Low for WA
High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
30.9269893355209 68.7943262411348

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Carson 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
75.83% 3.33% 7 9
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,090 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 65.28
Renters 34.72
Vacant 17.42

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 25.3
1970 - 1999 52.3
1940 - 1969 13.9
1939 or Older 8.4

Types of Homes

Single-Family 54.3
Townhomes 0.0
Small Apt. Buildings 10.2
Apt. Complexes 1.1
Mobile Homes 33.5
Other 1.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 2.54
1 Bedroom 9.10
2 Bedrooms 31.60
3 Bedrooms 48.14
4 Bedrooms 7.44
5 or more bedrooms 1.17

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