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As of 2008-2012, median price of a house in Alabama is $122,300, which is lower than the national average of $181,400. The Alabama median house value has grown by 43.71% since 2000. The growth rate for the price of a house in Alabama is lower than the national average rate of 51.67%. The median year that a house in Alabama was built is 1980, which is newer than the median year for a house built in the USA which is 1975.

Topics:House ValueHousing OccupancyYear Structure BuiltMortgage StatusMortgage Owner's CostsNone-Mortgage Owner's CostsUnits in StructureRoomsBedroomsHouse Heating FuelGross RentVehicle Available

House Value

Median Value of a Total of 1,289,324 Owner Occupied Houses in Alabama, #46
Alabama
122,300 USD
U.S.
181,400 USD
Median House Price Growth Since 2000, #41
Alabama
43.71%
U.S.
51.67%
Ranks: $50K or Less, $50-100K, $100-150K, $150-200K, $200-300K, $300-500K, $500-1M, $1M or More

*Based on 2008-2012 data. View historical house value data.

Housing Occupancy

 Alabama%U.S.
Total Housing Units2,171,853, see rank100%131,704,730
Occupied Housing Units1,883,79186.74%, see rank88.62%
Owner Occupied1,312,58960.44%, see rank57.69%
Renter Occupied571,20226.30%, see rank30.93%
Vacant Housing Units288,06213.26%, see rank11.38%
For Rent79,2653.65%, see rank3.14%
For Sale Only35,9031.65%, see rank1.44%
Rented or Sold, Not Occupied12,9880.60%, see rank0.48%
For Seasonal, Recreational, or Occasional Use63,8902.94%, see rank3.53%
For Migrant Workers2380.01%, see rank0.02%
Other Vacant95,7784.41%, see rank2.77%

*Based on 2010 data. View historical housing occupancy data.

Year Structure Built

Median Built Year, #15
AlabamaU.S.
19801975

Ranks: 1995 or earlier, 1960-1969, 1970-1979, 1980-1989, 1990-2000, 2000-2010

*Based on 2008-2012 data. View historical year structure built data.

Mortgage Status

 Alabama%U.S.
Owner-Occupied Units1,289,324100%75,484,661
With a Mortgage776,94660.26%, see rank67.13%
Without a Mortgage512,37839.74%, see rank32.87%

*Based on 2008-2012 data. View historical mortgage status data.

Monthly Owner Costs for Housing Units with a Mortgage


Median Owner Costs, see rank
Alabama
1,160 USD
U.S.
1,559 USD

Owner Costs Distribution
Monthly Owner CostsAlabama%U.S.
$299 or Less1,8650.24%, see rank0.18%
$300 to $49923,6533.04%, see rank1.59%
$500 to $69978,68910.13%, see rank4.89%
$700 to $999188,98524.32%, see rank13.71%
$1,000 to $1,499259,49733.40%, see rank26.97%
$1,500 to $1,999124,65016.04%, see rank20.33%
$2,000 to $2,99974,8929.64%, see rank20.10%
$3,000 or More24,7153.18%, see rank12.24%

Owner Cost as a Percentage of the Total Income, Median Percentage, see rank
Alabama
22.10% of the Total Income
U.S.
24.70% of the Total Income

Owner Cost as a Percentage of the Total Income, Distribution
 Alabama%U.S.
10% or Less51,5356.63%, see rank5.04%
10% to 20%282,72836.39%, see rank29.70%
20% to 30%206,28226.55%, see rank28.18%
30% to 40%93,75912.07%, see rank14.80%
40% or More138,60417.84%, see rank21.80%

*Based on 2008-2012 data. View historical monthly owner costs for housing units with a mortgage data.

Monthly Owner Costs for Housing Units without a Mortgage


Median Owner Costs, see rank
Alabama
346 USD
U.S.
449 USD

Owner Costs Distribution
Monthly Owner CostsAlabama%U.S.
$199 or Less63,18612.33%, see rank7.99%
$200 to $299129,41725.26%, see rank15.31%
$300 to $499216,51842.26%, see rank35.02%
$500 to $69971,20713.90%, see rank20.88%
$700 or More32,0506.26%, see rank20.80%

Owner Cost as a Percentage of the Total Income, Median Percentage, see rank
Alabama
11.70% of the Total Income
U.S.
12.60% of the Total Income

Owner Cost as a Percentage of the Total Income, Distribution
 Alabama%U.S.
10% or Less218,99842.74%, see rank39.10%
10% to 20%156,80130.60%, see rank31.88%
20% to 30%58,31711.38%, see rank12.59%
30% to 40%27,4015.35%, see rank5.84%
40% or More42,8738.37%, see rank9.41%

*Based on 2008-2012 data. View historical monthly owner costs for housing units without a mortgage data.

Units in Structure

 Alabama%U.S.
Total Housing Units2,172,647100%131,642,457
1-unit, Detached1,484,14268.31%, see rank61.70%
1-unit, Attached37,8501.74%, see rank5.79%
2 Units46,6562.15%, see rank3.80%
3 or 4 Units62,9912.90%, see rank4.44%
5 to 9 Units91,4004.21%, see rank4.78%
10 or More Units141,7436.52%, see rank12.89%
Mobile Home, Boat, RV, Van, etc.307,86514.17%, see rank6.60%

*Based on 2008-2012 data. View historical units in structure data.

Rooms

 Alabama%U.S.
Total Housing Units2,172,647100%131,642,457
1 Room22,7901.05%, see rank1.95%
2 Rooms24,8511.14%, see rank2.36%
3 Rooms129,8065.97%, see rank8.97%
4 Rooms334,67315.40%, see rank16.57%
5 Rooms501,56723.09%, see rank20.41%
6 Rooms456,98221.03%, see rank18.25%
7 Rooms294,13613.54%, see rank12.38%
8 Rooms194,5398.95%, see rank8.59%
9 Rooms or More213,3039.82%, see rank10.52%
Median Rooms5.70, see rank-5.50

*Based on 2008-2012 data. View historical rooms data.

Bedrooms

 Alabama%U.S.
Total Housing Units2,172,647100%131,642,457
No Bedroom24,5751.13%, see rank2.16%
1 Bedroom135,5956.24%, see rank11.12%
2 Bedrooms523,87824.11%, see rank26.85%
3 Bedrooms1,093,86850.35%, see rank39.76%
4 Bedrooms326,73515.04%, see rank15.95%
5 or More Bedrooms67,9963.13%, see rank4.16%

*Based on 2008-2012 data. View historical bedrooms data.

House Heating Fuel

 Alabama%U.S.
Total Housing Units1,837,576100%115,226,802
Utility Gas561,11930.54%, see rank49.42%
Bottled, Tank, or LP Gas148,3708.07%, see rank5.03%
Electricity1,095,64559.62%, see rank35.51%
Fuel Oil, Kerosene, etc.4,6210.25%, see rank6.46%
Coal or Coke1890.01%, see rank0.12%
Wood21,7501.18%, see rank2.08%
Solar Energy850.00%, see rank0.04%
Other Fuel1,4840.08%, see rank0.43%
No Fuel Used4,3130.23%, see rank0.90%

*Based on 2008-2012 data. View historical house heating fuel data.

Gross Rent

Monthly RentalAlabama%U.S.
Occupied Units Paying Rent485,188100%37,562,111
$199 or Less13,0802.70%, see rank1.76%
$200 to $29924,8765.13%, see rank3.29%
$300 to $49976,71215.81%, see rank8.20%
$500 to $699133,94127.61%, see rank17.39%
$700 to $999151,94131.32%, see rank29.40%
$1,000 to $1,49969,45614.32%, see rank25.73%
$1,500 to $1,9999,9842.06%, see rank8.92%
$2,000 or More5,1981.07%, see rank5.30%
Median$691, see rank-$889

*Based on 2008-2012 data. View historical gross rent data.

Vehicle Available

 Alabama%U.S.
Occupied Housing Units1,837,576100%115,226,802
No Vehicles Available118,7076.46%, see rank9.03%
1 Vehicles Available598,66932.58%, see rank33.67%
2 Vehicles Available687,68837.42%, see rank37.64%
3 or More Vehicles Available432,51223.54%, see rank19.66%

*Based on 2008-2012 data. View historical vehicle available data.


 
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