Boston Housing Information - Census

IndexBostonMassachusettsNational
Median home price$423,200$341,000$184,700
Median rent asked$1,369$1,129$949
Avg. people per household2.42.52.6
Owner occupied households34.7%62.1%63.6%
Renter occupied households65.3%37.9%36.4%

Boston Housing Information - Zillow

IndexBostonMassachusettsNational
Zillow home value index$591,900$401,500$220,100
Year over year appreciation rate6.38%6.19%7.58%
5 year average appreciation rate9.59%6.38%6.57%
10 year average appreciation rate5.45%2.27%1.33%

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  • The median home price in Boston is 129% higher than the national average.
  • The median rent asked in Boston is 44% higher than the national average.
  • The average number of people per household in Boston is 9% lower than the national average.
  • The number of owner occupied households in Boston is 46% lower than the national average.
  • The number of renter occupied households in Boston is 80% higher than the national average.

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Nearby cities with low home prices

City, StatePopulationHome PriceNational Avg.
Southfield, MA0$0100%
Hanscom AFB, MA1,943$0100%
Lynn, MA92,074$263,70043%
Randolph, MA33,526$272,10047%
Chelsea, MA38,244$280,90052%
Boston, MA658,279$423,200129%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHome PriceNational Avg.
Washington, DC659,009$506,100174%
Memphis, TN655,857$93,70049%
Denver, CO663,303$292,70058%
Seattle, WA668,849$484,600162%
Nashville, TN643,771$174,6005%
Boston, MA658,279$423,200129%
Source: The Boston, MA housing data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and Zillow data.