Stanwood, WA


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Stanwood, 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

Stanwood Housing Market Information

With 6,779 people, 2,390 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $320,735, real estate costs in Stanwood 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 Stanwood, accounting for 67.49% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Stanwood include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 20.16%), row houses and other attached homes ( 6.03%), and a few duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 5.04%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Stanwood are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 56.73% owning and 43.27% renting.

There is a lot of housing in Stanwood 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 Stanwood built between 2000 and later ( 34.07%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 1940-1969 ( 15.50%). There's also some housing in Stanwood built before 1939 ( 13.79%).

Stanwood Home Appreciation Rates

Real estate appreciation rates in Stanwood's have tracked to near the national average over the last then years, with the annual appreciation rate averaging -0.36% during the period.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Stanwood that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Stanwood real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Stanwood appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 10.75%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 95.61% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Stanwood. Stanwood appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 2.83%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 11.81%.

Importantly, this makes Stanwood 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 Stanwood's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 60% of the other cities and towns in Washington.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,298,000 0.0
$973,001 - $1,298,000 0.2
$649,001 - $973,000 4.5
$519,001 - $649,000 5.5
$389,001 - $519,000 13.7
$259,001 - $389,000 51.9
$130,001 - $259,000 21.0
$65,001 - $130,000 0.0
$0 - $65,000 3.1

High for WA
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
14.4732216102192 33.6879432624113

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Stanwood 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
66.20% 2.99% 5 8
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,388 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 56.73
Renters 43.27
Vacant 9.44

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 34.1
1970 - 1999 36.6
1940 - 1969 15.5
1939 or Older 13.8

Types of Homes

Single-Family 67.5
Townhomes 6.0
Small Apt. Buildings 5.0
Apt. Complexes 20.2
Mobile Homes 0.5
Other 0.8

Home Size

No Bedroom 5.27
1 Bedroom 10.04
2 Bedrooms 14.93
3 Bedrooms 49.87
4 Bedrooms 15.95
5 or more bedrooms 3.94

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