Average home price in every state

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Whether you're starting a family or adjusting to life as an empty-nester, buying a home might be on your list of goals. According to data released in 2018 by the U.S. Census Bureau, you would be joining a pool of 76.7 million American homeowners.

Housing markets vary by location. The average value of a home in a large, populous state like New York is more expensive than a home in Arkansas. But wherever you live, knowing the average home value is a great way to begin budgeting for your dream house. Here's a breakdown of the median home values in each state based on 2019 data processed by Zillow, an online real estate marketplace, and the most recent available census data (2017) produced by the U.S. Census Bureau.

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Alabama

The median home value in sweet home Alabama is $141,300 according to the U.S. Census Bureau. That's $70,000 lower than the median home value in the United States, $217,600. Totals reported by Zillow in 2019 show a slight decrease. According to the online market, the median home value in Alabama as of September 2019 is approximately $134,300.

 

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Alaska

The median home value of a new pad in Alaska is $273,100, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Averages released by Zillow place the median home value in the state at $326,000 as of September 2019.

 

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Arizona

The median value of a home in Arizona is $223,400. That's close to four times the median household income, $56,581, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. As of September 2019, Zillow has reported a slight increase with the median home value now at $257,600.

 

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Arkansas

The median value of a home in Arkansas is almost $100,000 cheaper than one in Arizona at $128,500. According to Zillow's September 2019 report on Arkansas, that number has barely increased with the median home value listed as $129,500. 

 

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California

California is the most populous state in the U.S. with more than 39 million people calling the state home, including some of the most famous people in the entertainment industry. And it's home to Silicon Valley, a region in the state where tech giants often find their start. It makes sense that the median home value would reflect this. The median value of a home in California is $509,400, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. That number takes a slight leap on Zillow's September 2019 report, which lists it at $550,800. According to the online market, that price will rise another 1.7% by 2020.

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Colorado

In Colorado, a state that's known for year-round outdoor activities, the median value of a home was reported as $348,900 by the U.S. Census Bureau, with the median rent at $1,995. Zillow reports the median home value has increased to $381,300 as of September 2019.

 

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Connecticut

If you want to live on the east coast but New York is out of the picture, consider Connecticut. Home values are lower compared to those in other states. The median home value was reported as $273,300 by the U.S. Census Bureau, but, according to Zillow, that number has decreased as of September 2019, with the median home value now listed as $244,800.

 

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Delaware

The median value of a home in Delaware, the 49th-largest state in the nation by area, was priced around $252,800 by the U.S. Census Bureau. As of September 2019, a report by Zillow shows that that number has decreased. The median value is now $236,300, but is expected to rise by 1.1% over the next year.

 

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Florida

Fans of Disney World and the magic it has to offer can find their dream home at a median value of $214,000, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Homeowners in the Sunshine State typically pay a monthly mortgage of $1,423. As of September 2019, Zillow reports that the median home value has increased to $237,900.

 

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Georgia

The median value of a home in the Peach State as of 2017 was $173,700, according to data collected by the U.S. Census Bureau. Zillow's September 2019 report lists Georgia as a state where home values have increased and will continue to do so by 4.8% within the next year. Zillow lists Georgia's 2019 median home value as $193,500.

 

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Hawaii

For those hoping to call this beautiful and romantic state home, a fair amount will have to be spent. The median value of a home in Hawaii is $617,400, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, topping the list as the most expensive U.S. state in terms of homes. Zillow's 2019 report reflects an even higher dollar amount at $619,000.

 

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Idaho

A home in the Gem State has a median value of $207,100, according to the U.S. Census Bureau's 2017 survey. Zillow's 2019 median value is listed as $274,200.

 

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Illinois

If you're hoping to become an Illinoisian, the median home value is $195,300, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Zillow reported a slightly cheaper amount with the median home value landing at $183,500 as of September 2019.

 

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Indiana

The median home value in Indiana is $141,100 with median monthly mortgage costs landing at $1,089. According to Zillow's September 2019 report, the median home value has increased to $148,700.

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Iowa

The Hawkeye State has a median home value of $149,100, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. According to estimates gathered by Zillow in September 2019, that total has dropped to $146,500.

 

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Kansas

Based on the U.S. Census Bureau's report, Kansans can expect the median value of the average home to land around $150,600. According to Zillow, a home in Kansas as of September 2019 has a median value of $141,500.

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Kentucky

The median value of a home in Kentucky is $141,000, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Zillow reports that as of September 2019, the median value has increased to $148,400 and predicts the total will rise 3% by 2020.

 

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Louisiana

If you're looking for a new spot in Louisiana, the median home value is $162,500, according to the U.S. Census Bureau's 2017 analysis. According to Zillow's September 2019 report, that value has since dropped to $147,600.

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Maine

Home to Stephen King and some of his most haunted tales, the median value of a home in Maine is around $191,200, according to the U.S. Census Bureau's 2017 report. According to Zillow's 2019 report, however, that number has steadily increased to reflect a median home value of $237,800.

 

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Maryland

Prospective homebuyers searching for a new place in Maryland can find a home with a median value of $312,400, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. That price has since decreased, according to Zillow's 2019 report: The median home value is listed as $290,500 and is predicted to rise by 0.1% by 2020.

 

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Massachusetts

A home in Massachusetts is a bit pricier compared to other eastern states. The median home value was listed as $385,400 by the U.S. Census Bureau. That value has since increased by more than $20,000 according to Zillow's estimate released in September 2019. The median home value is now listed as $408,100.

 

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Michigan

Michigan has homes listed at an affordable price compared to other states. The median market value of a home in Michigan is $155,700, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Zillow's 2019 report shows a slight decrease at $154,500.

 

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Minnesota

If you're a fan of chillier weather, Minnesota is a great place to settle down. The median home value was estimated to be $224,000 by the U.S. Census Bureau and, according to Zillow, has increased to $239,900 as of September 2019.

 

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Mississippi

Mississippi is one of the most affordable states in regards to homes. The U.S. Census Bureau listed the 2017 median home value at $120,200 and Zillow's 2019 number wasn't too much higher at $130,200.

 

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Missouri

Missouri is home to two of the most beautiful college campuses in America, so if you're hoping to settle near your child on their way to new beginnings, the median value of a home is $156,700, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Zillow's data from 2019 reflects an increase in that value with the median price of a home marked as $163,700.

 

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Montana

The median home value in Montana was estimated to be $231,300 by the U.S. Census Bureau in 2017. According to data collected by Zillow in September 2019, the median value slightly increased to $242,100.

 

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Nebraska

The U.S. Census Bureau estimated the median value of a home in Nebraska to be $155,800 in 2017, a price cheaper than most other states. However, according to Zillow, that total has risen to $169,900.

 

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Nevada

The median Nevada home value in 2017 was $258,800 according to the U.S. Census Bureau. But that number has increased by nearly $40,000 to $291,800 in 2019, according to Zillow.

 

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New Hampshire

In New Hampshire, the median home value is $263,600 and the median monthly mortgage costs are $1,874, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. That's a bit lower than Zillow's 2019 estimate, which is $280,400.

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New Jersey

New Jersey isn't more populated than its neighboring state, New York, but its median home value is higher. The U.S. Census Bureau lists the median value of a home in New Jersey at $334,900, and Zillow's 2019 estimate was $329,000.

 

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New Mexico

Fans of extraterrestrial beings and eccentric museums might know of all New Mexico has to offer, but for those searching for a new place to call home, the state also has a pretty low median home value. The median home value for 2017 was $171,300, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, and $197,400 according to Zillow's 2019 estimate.

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New York

The many sites and attractions of New York naturally make it a location where swarms of tourists and locals alike are drawn, and its median home value reflects that. The median value of a home was estimated to be about $314,500 by the U.S. Census Bureau in 2017 and $305,300 in 2019 by Zillow.

 

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North Carolina

The median home value for the Tar Heel State was $171,200 in 2017, as reported by the U.S. Census Bureau, and $189,900 in 2019, as reported by Zillow.

 

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North Dakota

Here's a fun fact: nearly 90% of the land in North Dakota is farm and ranches. If you're hoping to find a home outside of a farm, the U.S. Census Bureau reports the median home value at $194,700. Zillow's 2019 data places the median home value at a higher price of $210,000.

 

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Ohio

This midwestern state's median home value for 2017 was $144,200 according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The median value in 2019, according to Zillow, is closer to $142,600.

 

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Oklahoma

According to information collected by the U.S. Census Bureau in 2017, homeowners in Oklahoma paid a median monthly mortgage of $1,183 for a home with a median value of $137,400. Zillow's 2019 estimates show a $10,000 decrease with the average home valued at $125,400.

 

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Oregon

Compared to other states with similar populations, Oregon's median home value might surprise you. The U.S. Census Bureau estimated the value to be $319,200 in 2017, with homeowners paying a median monthly mortgage of $1,629. And according to Zillow's 2019 estimate, the median home value has increased by more than $20,000. It was estimated to be $350,600 and steadily increasing.

 

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Pennsylvania

Homes for Pennsylvanians had a median value of $181,200 in 2017, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Zillow's estimates reflect a slight decrease. The median home value as of September 2019 is $176,500.

 

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Rhode Island

The median home value for 2017 in Rhode Island, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, is $257,800. Zillow's estimates as of 2019 were a bit higher. The median home value is now listed as $284,200.

 

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South Carolina

In South Carolina, the median home value for 2017 was $161,800. Zillow's median home value as of September 2019 was $170,700.

 

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South Dakota

South Dakota's median home value for 2017 was $167,600 with median monthly costs for owners with a mortgage at $1,283. Zillow's median home value for September 2019 was $194,700.

 

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Tennessee

Tennesseeans' homes had a median value of $167,500 in 2017, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Zillow's estimate for the 2019 median home value in Tennessee was $170,800.

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Texas

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the median value in 2017 for a home in Texas was $172,000. The median value of a Texas home as of September 2019, according to Zillow, is $199,900.

 

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Utah

The median value of a Utah home in 2017 was $275,100, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. According to data collected by Zillow, the median home value has increased in 2019 to $351,100.

 

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Vermont

Vermont had a median home value of $226,300 in 2017, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Zillow's September 2019 estimates show a more-than-$10,000 decrease with the median home value listed as $210,600.

 

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Virginia

Virginia had a median home value of $273,400 in 2017, and homeowners were estimated to pay a median monthly cost of $1,718. Zillow's 2019 estimates were similar with the median home value listed at $264,200.

 

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Washington

Washington may be less populated than popular states like New York and Texas, but its median home value exceeds both. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the median value of a home in Washington in 2017 was a whopping $339,000. That total increased by more than $50,000 in Zillow's 2019 estimate to a median value of $393,800.

 

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Washington, D.C.

At $607,200 according to the 2017 U.S. Census Bureau data, Washington, D.C. was the second most expensive location based on median home value. However, Zillow's 2019 estimates reflect nearly a $40,000 decrease with the median value now listed as $567,900.

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West Virginia

West Virginia takes the cake for the state with the lowest median home value. Data compiled by the U.S. Census Bureau lists the median value at $119,900, and, according to Zillow, that value has dropped to $99,000 as of September 2019.

 

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Wisconsin

The Badger State had a 2017 median home value of $178,900, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. According to data released by Zillow in September 2019, that value has increased to $191,600.

 

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Wyoming

Wyoming is the least populated state in the U.S. - it's home to 579,315 people - but its median home value is pricier than other locations. The U.S. Census Bureau listed the median value as $214,300 in 2017 and Zillow's 2019 estimates show a leap with a median value of $236,100. If you're hoping to find a new home and you're not sure where to start, stop by during the cooler seasons for one of the best fall day trips you'll ever have.

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