Richland, WA


Highest Appreciating Richland Neighborhoods Since 2000

Richland, WA Real Estate Data

Richland Housing Market Information

With a population of 54,248, 20,401 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $238,072, Richland real estate prices are well above average cost compared to national prices.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Richland, accounting for 62.60% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Richland include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 19.38%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 9.01%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 5.37%).

Owner-occupied, three and four bedroom dwellings, primarily in single-family detached homes are the most prevalent type of housing you will see in Richland. Owner-occupied housing accounts for 65.75% of Richland's homes, and 61.89% have either three or four bedrooms, which is average sized relative to America.

There is a lot of housing in Richland 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 Richland built between 1940-1969 ( 36.23%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 2000 and later ( 24.68%). There's also some housing in Richland built before 1939 ( 1.19%).

Richland Home Appreciation Rates

In the last 10 years, Richland has experienced some of the highest home appreciation rates of any community in the nation. Richland real estate appreciated 24.87% over the last ten years, which is an average annual home appreciation rate of 2.25%, putting Richland in the top 20% nationally for real estate appreciation. If you are a home buyer or real estate investor, Richland 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 Richland that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Richland real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Richland appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 6.51%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 80.15% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Richland. Richland appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 2.69%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 11.22%.

Importantly, this makes Richland 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 Richland's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 70% 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 Richland differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Richland - 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 Richland real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,189,000 0.5
$892,001 - $1,189,000 0.2
$595,001 - $892,000 2.4
$476,001 - $595,000 4.0
$357,001 - $476,000 11.0
$238,001 - $357,000 26.7
$119,001 - $238,000 44.3
$60,001 - $119,000 5.4
$0 - $60,000 5.5

Average for WA
High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
25.0453826784564 57.4468085106383

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,203 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 65.75
Renters 34.25
Vacant 6.23

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 24.7
1970 - 1999 37.9
1940 - 1969 36.2
1939 or Older 1.2

Types of Homes

Single-Family 62.6
Townhomes 5.4
Small Apt. Buildings 9.0
Apt. Complexes 19.4
Mobile Homes 3.5
Other 0.1

Home Size

No Bedroom 1.07
1 Bedroom 9.48
2 Bedrooms 21.57
3 Bedrooms 42.25
4 Bedrooms 19.64
5 or more bedrooms 5.99

Richland Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2016 Q2 - 2016 Q3
Last 12 Months:
2015 Q4 - 2016 Q3
Last 2 Years:
2014 Q4 - 2016 Q3
Last 5 Years:
2011 Q4 - 2016 Q3
Last 10 Years:
2006 Q4 - 2016 Q3
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2016 Q3
55.90% 2.65% 4 7
* 10 is highest