Onalaska, WI


Highest Appreciating Onalaska Neighborhoods Since 2000

Onalaska, 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

Onalaska Housing Market Information

With a population of 18,468, 7,413 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $184,097, Onalaska real estate prices are well above average cost compared to national prices.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Onalaska, accounting for 55.61% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Onalaska include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 15.34%), row houses and other attached homes ( 13.63%), and a few duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 9.88%).

Owner-occupied, three and four bedroom dwellings, primarily in single-family detached homes are the most prevalent type of housing you will see in Onalaska. Owner-occupied housing accounts for 68.90% of Onalaska's homes, and 57.61% have either three or four bedrooms, which is average sized relative to America.

There is a lot of housing in Onalaska 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 Onalaska built between 2000 and later ( 21.28%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 1940-1969 ( 16.47%). There's also some housing in Onalaska built before 1939 ( 5.44%).

Onalaska Home Appreciation Rates

In the last 10 years, Onalaska has experienced some of the highest home appreciation rates of any community in the nation. Onalaska real estate appreciated 16.52% over the last ten years, which is an average annual home appreciation rate of 1.54%, putting Onalaska in the top 20% nationally for real estate appreciation. If you are a home buyer or real estate investor, Onalaska 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 Onalaska that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Onalaska real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Onalaska appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 7.03%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 81.48% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Onalaska. Onalaska appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 2.42%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 10.02%.

Importantly, this makes Onalaska 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 Wisconsin, our data show that Onalaska's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 90% of the other cities and towns in Wisconsin.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,136,000 1.0
$852,001 - $1,136,000 0.5
$568,001 - $852,000 1.5
$454,001 - $568,000 2.6
$341,001 - $454,000 7.2
$227,001 - $341,000 22.5
$114,001 - $227,000 53.6
$57,001 - $114,000 4.0
$0 - $57,000 7.1

High for WI
High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
36.6869799601547 39.6303901437372

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Onalaska 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
48.88% 2.33% 9 6
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$960 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 68.90
Renters 31.10
Vacant 6.25

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 21.3
1970 - 1999 56.8
1940 - 1969 16.5
1939 or Older 5.4

Types of Homes

Single-Family 55.6
Townhomes 13.6
Small Apt. Buildings 9.9
Apt. Complexes 15.3
Mobile Homes 5.5
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 0.81
1 Bedroom 6.11
2 Bedrooms 30.29
3 Bedrooms 36.76
4 Bedrooms 20.84
5 or more bedrooms 5.19

Zip Codes in Onalaska, WI