Beaver Dam, WI


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Beaver Dam, WI 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

Beaver Dam Housing Market Information

With 16,564 people, 6,704 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $123,565, house prices in Beaver Dam are solidly below the national average.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Beaver Dam, accounting for 60.59% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Beaver Dam include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 24.59%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 10.10%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 4.15%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Beaver Dam are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 58.35% owning and 41.65% renting.

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. Beaver Dam's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 31.78% of the city's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in Beaver Dam include homes built between 1970-1999 ( 28.82%) and housing constructed before 1939 ( 27.82%). There's also some housing in Beaver Dam built between 2000 and later ( 11.57%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Beaver Dam. Fully 11.22% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Beaver Dam homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Beaver Dam 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.

Beaver Dam Home Appreciation Rates

Beaver Dam's appreciation rate notably has been below the national average for the last ten years. The average annual home appreciation rate in Beaver Dam during the period has been just -1.50%, which is lower than 80% of US communities.

Over the last year, Beaver Dam appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, Beaver Dam's appreciation rate has been 2.59%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in Beaver Dam were at 0.52%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 2.09%.

Relative to Wisconsin, our data show that Beaver Dam's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 70% of the other cities and towns in Wisconsin.

One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the city. Individual neighborhoods within Beaver Dam differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Beaver Dam - 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 Beaver Dam real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,056,000 0.0
$792,001 - $1,056,000 0.0
$528,001 - $792,000 0.9
$423,001 - $528,000 0.4
$317,001 - $423,000 1.0
$211,001 - $317,000 9.7
$106,001 - $211,000 54.5
$53,001 - $106,000 27.4
$0 - $53,000 6.1

Very Low for WI
Low for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
63.4243525137701 88.7063655030801

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Beaver Dam 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
11.90% 0.65% 1 1
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$918 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 58.35
Renters 41.65
Vacant 11.22

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 11.6
1970 - 1999 28.8
1940 - 1969 31.8
1939 or Older 27.8

Types of Homes

Single-Family 60.6
Townhomes 4.1
Small Apt. Buildings 10.1
Apt. Complexes 24.6
Mobile Homes 0.6
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 1.44
1 Bedroom 12.17
2 Bedrooms 31.37
3 Bedrooms 41.32
4 Bedrooms 11.02
5 or more bedrooms 2.68