Lake Worth, FL Real Estate Market

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 2021. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more about Scout's Real Estate Data

Lake Worth, FL Housing Market Trends

With a population of 38,526, 13,032 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $189,615, Lake Worth real estate and house prices are near the national average for all cities and towns.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Lake Worth, accounting for 48.75% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Lake Worth include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 31.67%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 13.97%), and a few mobile homes or trailers ( 3.33%).

People in Lake Worth primarily live in small (one, two or no bedroom) single-family detached homes. Lake Worth 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. Lake Worth's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 43.06% of the city's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in Lake Worth include homes built between 1970-1999 ( 35.15%) and housing constructed before 1939 ( 13.70%). There's also some housing in Lake Worth built between 2000 and later ( 8.09%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Lake Worth. Fully 14.67% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Lake Worth homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Lake Worth 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.

Lake Worth Home Appreciation Rates

In the last 10 years, Lake Worth has experienced some of the highest home appreciation rates of any community in the nation. Lake Worth real estate appreciated 139.63% over the last ten years, which is an average annual home appreciation rate of 9.13%, putting Lake Worth in the top 10% nationally for real estate appreciation. If you are a home buyer or real estate investor, Lake Worth 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 Lake Worth that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Lake Worth real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Lake Worth appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 9.09%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 84.93% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Lake Worth. Lake Worth appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 2.27%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 9.39%.

Relative to Florida, our data show that Lake Worth's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 70% of the other cities and towns in Florida.

One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the city. Individual neighborhoods within Lake Worth differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Lake Worth - 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 Lake Worth real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values

 

Median Home Value:
$189,615

Lake Worth, FL HOME PRICES

> $1,341,000
0.8%
0.8%
$1,006,001 - $1,341,000
0.6%
0.6%
$671,001 - $1,006,000
2.0%
2.0%
$536,001 - $671,000
2.6%
2.6%
$402,001 - $536,000
8.8%
8.8%
$268,001 - $402,000
28.5%
28.5%
$134,001 - $268,000
37.5%
37.5%
$67,001 - $134,000
13.1%
13.1%
$0 - $67,000
6.1%
6.1%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES
Value Relative To State

Average for Nation

Low for FL

Value Relative To Nation

Number Of Homes And Apartments:
13,032

Lake Worth Appreciation Rates

 
Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
FL*
Compared To
America*
Latest Quarter:
2020 Q4 - 2021 Q1
Last 12 Months:
2020 Q1 - 2021 Q1
Last 2 Years:
2019 Q1 - 2021 Q1
Last 5 Years:
2016 Q1 - 2021 Q1
Last 10 Years:
2011 Q1 - 2021 Q1
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2021 Q1
165.67% 4.71%
8
10
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership

 

Average Market Rent:
$1,497 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners
43.5%
43.5%
Renters
56.5%
56.5%
Vacant
14.7%
14.7%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES

Housing Market Details

 

Age of Homes

2000 or Newer
8.1%
8.1%
1970 - 1999
35.2%
35.2%
1940 - 1969
43.1%
43.1%
1939 or Older
13.7%
13.7%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES

Types of Homes

Single-Family
48.7%
48.7%
Townhomes
2.2%
2.2%
Small Apt. Buildings
14.0%
14.0%
Apt. Complexes
31.7%
31.7%
Mobile Homes
3.3%
3.3%
Other
0.1%
0.1%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES

Home Size

No Bedroom
4.0%
4.0%
1 Bedroom
22.5%
22.5%
2 Bedrooms
42.3%
42.3%
3 Bedrooms
24.7%
24.7%
4 Bedrooms
5.8%
5.8%
5 or more bedrooms
0.6%
0.6%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES