Housing

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau

What does this measure?

The home value reported by the homeowner to the Census Bureau, adjusted for inflation to 2020 dollars. The median represents the mid-point of home values (half the values are above the median and half below).

Why is this important?

A home is usually a person's or family's highest-valued possession. Home values are also an indicator of the region's cost of living, relative wealth, and general prosperity.

How is our region performing?

In 2016-20, the median home value for the region was $143,600, substantially less than the statewide median of $325,000 and the national median of $229,800. The regional median was fairly steady from 2000 to 2016-20. In contrast, the statewide and national medians increased substantially from 2000 to 2006-10 (57% and 29%, respectively), declined from 2006-10 to 2011-15 (14% and 13%), and increased again from 2011-15 to 2016-20 (5% and 18%). Between 2000 and 2016-20, the statewide median increased 42% overall, and the national median, 32%.

Among the individual counties of the region, median home values were highest in 2016-20 in Ontario ($163,100) and Monroe ($152,000), and lowest in Orleans ($101,400). Genesee, Orleans and Seneca counties saw modest declines in median values between 2000 and 2016-20. Values were flat over this period in Livingston, Monroe and Wayne. Ontario and Yates had substantial increases of 15% and 21%, respectively, while Wyoming had a modest increase of 2%.

The City of Rochester's median home value in 2016-20 was $88,100, substantially lower than the surrounding suburbs, and a decrease of 9% since 2000. Elsewhere in Monroe County, the 2016-20 median home value was highest in the Towns of Pittsford, at $284,900, and Mendon, at $278,800. The median value was lowest in the Village of Brockport, at $103,700, and the Town / Village of East Rochester, at $105,400. Rochester's median home value also was lower than in Geneva ($100,200), Batavia ($99,400) and Canandaigua ($177,200).

Notes about the data

Figures for the region and surrounding counties were calculated by aggregating county medians based on each county's share of the region's population. Data are presented in 2019 dollars. Multi-year figures are from the Census Bureau's American Community Survey. The bureau combined five years of responses to the survey to provide estimates for smaller geographic areas and increase the precision of its estimates. The survey provides data on characteristics of the population that used to be collected only during the decennial census.

Because of limitations in available data, figures for 2000 are for single-family homes, but figures for ACS five years are for all owner-occupied housing units. For most counties in New York, the difference is not large enough to affect analysis of trends. Data for this indicator are expected to be released in the fourth quarter.

Median Home Value
20002006-102011-152016-20
NYS$229,295$360,699$309,459$325,000
NYS (excluding NYC)$189,249$255,355$228,311$236,068
Region$142,093$142,668$140,483$143,640
Monroe$152,552$154,772$151,344$152,000
Surrounding Counties$127,631$126,692$124,499$131,000
Genesee$128,473$120,352$116,839$125,200
Livingston$134,066$133,289$132,344$134,000
Ontario$141,523$153,822$159,097$163,100
Orleans$110,298$102,548$99,695$101,400
Seneca$109,366$105,516$105,919$107,500
Wayne$130,648$127,473$123,281$130,000
Wyoming$116,978$115,486$111,379$118,800
Yates$118,065$135,544$135,620$142,300
Monroe County Local Areas
Rochester$96,472$87,356$83,207$88,100
Chili$158,766$160,350$148,833$148,100
Greece$154,261$146,820$140,207$136,900
Mendon$279,472$289,011$261,741$278,700
Perinton$221,061$217,322$210,310$217,300
Sweden$149,445$145,870$143,592$132,100
Pittsford (V)$226,032$260,288$255,953$257,000
Brighton$192,788$196,195$185,959$194,300
Webster (V)$162,495$150,855$149,051$153,300
Gates$135,619$129,016$125,793$127,400
Brockport (V)$131,425$128,660$120,661$103,700
Irondequoit$137,950$132,696$128,304$129,000
Penfield$207,080$204,503$196,333$216,400
Fairport (V)$194,497$193,584$183,229$198,700
Rush$215,158$220,408$204,632$194,200
Wheatland$151,310$149,075$147,086$138,600
Spencerport (V)$173,214$156,078$148,287$144,600
East Rochester$122,415$109,670$102,643$105,400
Henrietta$150,067$156,078$152,218$154,200
Parma$153,485$154,772$150,034$156,700
Churchville (V)$139,348$140,648$133,109$153,700
Riga$164,514$157,739$154,948$163,800
Honeoye Falls (V)$189,992$202,248$182,137$188,900
Webster$190,768$197,619$191,310$192,800
Scottsville (V)$142,610$135,307$139,442$132,600
Clarkson$156,902$155,009$149,816$160,500
Hamlin$138,416$138,867$118,913$124,400
Ogden$179,428$167,353$164,557$162,500
Pittsford$281,803$293,046$286,310$284,900
Hilton (V)$140,435$135,900$137,586$137,200
Regional Cities
Batavia$120,240$107,533$102,753$99,400
Canandaigua$148,979$161,300$170,126$177,200
Geneva$107,346$100,768$99,040$100,200

Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Notes: Figures in 2020 dollars. Multiyear results are from rolling American Community Survey. * Margin of error between 20% & 35% of estimate; ** margin of error between 35% & 50%; *** margin of error greater than 50%.











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