Spokane, WA

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Spokane, 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 2018. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2016 (latest available). Updated annually.

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

Spokane Housing Market Information

With 217,108 people, 87,239 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $203,334, Spokane real estate values are some of the lowest in Washington, although compared to real estate around the nation, Spokane homes are still considered rather expensive.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Spokane, accounting for 65.75% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Spokane include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 22.65%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 7.29%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 2.83%).

People in Spokane primarily live in small (one, two or no bedroom) single-family detached homes. Spokane has a mixture of owner-occupied and renter-occupied housing.

At the end of World War II, American soldiers returned home triumphant and, with the help of the GI Bill, built homes by the millions on the edges of America's cities. These homes were predominantly capes and ranches, modest in size, but built to house a growing middle-class as the 20th century became the American century. Spokane's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 31.53% of the city's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in Spokane include homes built between 1970-1999 ( 30.63%) and housing constructed before 1939 ( 27.46%). There's also some housing in Spokane built between 2000 and later ( 10.38%).

Spokane Home Appreciation Rates

Appreciation rates for homes in Spokane have been tracking above average for the last ten years, according to NeighborhoodScout data. The cumulative appreciation rate over the ten years has been 15.65%, which ranks in the top 50% nationwide. This equates to an annual average Spokane house appreciation rate of 1.46%.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Spokane that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Spokane real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Spokane appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 8.71%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 86.84% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Spokane. Spokane appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 4.82%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 20.72%.

Importantly, this makes Spokane 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 Spokane's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 50% 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 Spokane differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Spokane - 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 Spokane real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,355,000 0.1
$1,016,001 - $1,355,000 0.7
$678,001 - $1,016,000 2.1
$542,001 - $678,000 2.6
$407,001 - $542,000 5.5
$271,001 - $407,000 17.8
$136,001 - $271,000 52.6
$68,001 - $136,000 14.8
$0 - $68,000 3.9

Low for WA
High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
36.2043795620438 80.2120141342756

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Spokane Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2018 Q2 - 2018 Q3
Last 12 Months:
2017 Q3 - 2018 Q3
Last 2 Years:
2016 Q3 - 2018 Q3
Last 5 Years:
2013 Q3 - 2018 Q3
Last 10 Years:
2008 Q3 - 2018 Q3
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2018 Q3
89.68% 3.47%
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,168 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 53.11
Renters 46.89
Vacant 8.88

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 10.4
1970 - 1999 30.6
1940 - 1969 31.5
1939 or Older 27.5

Types of Homes

Single-Family 65.7
Townhomes 2.8
Small Apt. Buildings 7.3
Apt. Complexes 22.6
Mobile Homes 1.5
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 3.57
1 Bedroom 13.93
2 Bedrooms 31.58
3 Bedrooms 28.41
4 Bedrooms 16.69
5 or more bedrooms 5.82