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Raw data sources: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.
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With a population of 46,048, 19,755 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $98,503, house prices in Huntington are solidly below the national average.
Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Huntington, accounting for 63.49% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Huntington include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 20.55%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 12.90%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 1.78%).
People in Huntington primarily live in small (one, two or no bedroom) single-family detached homes. Huntington 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. Huntington's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 44.56% of the city's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in Huntington include homes built before 1939 ( 29.21%) and housing constructed between 1970-1999 ( 21.94%). There's also some housing in Huntington built between 2000 and later ( 4.28%).
Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Huntington. Fully 18.88% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Huntington homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Huntington 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.
Huntington's appreciation rate notably has been below the national average for the last ten years. The average annual home appreciation rate in Huntington during the period has been just 0.85%, which is lower than 80% of US communities.
Over the last year, Huntington appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, Huntington's appreciation rate has been 2.98%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in Huntington were at 1.43%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 5.83%.
Relative to West Virginia, our data show that Huntington's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 90% of the other cities and towns in West Virginia.
One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the city. Individual neighborhoods within Huntington differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Huntington - 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 Huntington real estate investment or home purchase decisions.
|$782,001 - $1,042,000||0.2|
|$521,001 - $782,000||1.4|
|$417,001 - $521,000||0.6|
|$313,001 - $417,000||2.0|
|$209,001 - $313,000||7.9|
|$104,001 - $209,000||31.2|
|$52,001 - $104,000||39.8|
|$0 - $52,000||16.7|
|Value Relative to Nation||Value Relative to State|
|Time Period||Total Appreciation||Avg. Annual Rate||
2019 Q3 - 2019 Q4
Last 12 Months:
2018 Q4 - 2019 Q4
Last 2 Years:
2017 Q4 - 2019 Q4
Last 5 Years:
2014 Q4 - 2019 Q4
Last 10 Years:
2009 Q4 - 2019 Q4
2000 Q1 - 2019 Q4
|* 10 is highest|
|AGE OF Huntington HOMES|
|2000 or Newer||4.3|
|1970 - 1999||21.9|
|1940 - 1969||44.6|
|1939 or Older||29.2|
|TYPE OF Huntington HOMES|
|Small Apt. Buildings||12.9|
|SIZE OF Huntington HOMES|
|5 or more bedrooms||3.19|