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Roanoke, Virginia
Bristol, Virginia
USA
HOUSING COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS
The median age of a home in Bristol is 16.1% younger than the median age of a home in Roanoke.
Homes are 3.8% less likely to be rented in Bristol than in Roanoke.
HOUSING
 Roanoke, VABristol, VAUnited States
 Median Home Age564737
 Median Home Cost$142,800$116,000$185,800
 Home Appr. Last 12 months0.19%-1.05%3.74%
 Home Appr. Last 5 yrs.-5.88%-1.76%16.02%
 Home Appr. Last 10 yrs.-1.09%6.84%-0.68%
 Property Tax Rate$9.82$8.26$11.80
 Homes Owned49.03%48.61%56.34%
 Housing Vacant10.10%12.06%12.45%
 Homes Rented40.87%39.33%31.21%
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 AVG RENT FOR HOME OR APARTMENT
 Roanoke, VABristol, VAUnited States
 Studio Apartment$529$510$712
 1 Bedroom Home or Apartment$624$545$825
 2 Bedroom Home or Apartment$794$725$1,027
 3 Bedroom Home or Apartment$1,080$945$1,379
 4 Bedroom Home or Apartment$1,226$1,020$1,601
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 VACANT HOUSING
 Roanoke, VABristol, VAUnited States
 Vacant For Rent2.19%3.44%2.34%
 Vacant Rented0.56%0.44%0.46%
 Vacant For Sale2.17%1.24%1.20%
 Vacant Sold0.36%0.42%0.46%
 Vacant Vacation0.42%3.23%3.97%
 Vacant Other4.41%3.30%4.02%
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 OWNER-OCCUPIED HOUSING VALUE
 Roanoke, VABristol, VAUnited States
 Less Than $20,0003.59%5.38%4.57%
 $20,000 to $39,9991.00%4.92%3.37%
 $40,000 to $59,9994.73%7.48%4.19%
 $60,000 to $79,9997.37%10.07%5.74%
 $80,000 to $99,99911.21%16.80%6.79%
 $100,000 to $149,99932.37%28.59%15.19%
 $150,000 to $199,99917.27%12.23%14.69%
 $200,000 to $299,99911.42%7.20%18.15%
 $300,000 to $399,9993.67%3.54%10.43%
 $400,000 to $499,9994.16%1.79%5.70%
 $500,000 to $749,9991.42%0.86%6.39%
 $750,000 to $999,9990.69%0.51%2.41%
 $1,000,000 or more1.10%0.63%2.39%
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 HOUSING UNITS BY YEAR BUILT
 Roanoke, VABristol, VAUnited States
 2010 and newer0.78%0.00%2.03%
 2000 to 20095.16%8.68%14.63%
 1990 to 19995.78%6.83%14.01%
 1980 to 19896.09%10.34%13.70%
 1970 to 197914.96%18.92%15.66%
 1960 to 19695.78%6.83%14.01%
 1950 to 195921.77%16.90%10.63%
 1940 to 194910.10%10.45%5.25%
 1939 or Earlier25.36%13.43%13.09%
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