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This Is How Much a Typical Home Costs in Every State

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For many, homeownership is the cornerstone of the American Dream. As of January 2021, a typical single-family home in the United States costs $269,039. Of course, home values are not uniform across the country, and in some states, the typical home costs far more than the national average — while in others, homes cost far less.

According to estimates from Zillow, a Seattle-based real estate data company, the price of a typical single-family home can range from as little as $113,626 to as much as $683,470, depending on the state. While there are exceptions, the states with the most expensive homes are concentrated in the West, while the states with the lowest home values are mostly in the South.

Housing prices are determined by supply and demand forces as well as what local residents are willing to pay — and that is influenced largely by what they can afford. Not surprisingly, in states where the typical home is worth more than average, most households tend to earn more than the national median household income of $65,712. Similarly, states with lower home values typically have lower incomes.

States with higher home prices also tend to have a higher cost of living overall. For example, in the state with the highest median home value, all goods and services cost 18.1% more than they do on average nationwide, and in the state with the lowest median home value, the cost of living is 12.2% less than it is nationwide.

Regardless of state or region, single-family homes are more expensive now than they were one year ago. From January 2020 through January 2021, home values have climbed by 9.1%.

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Alabama
> Price of a typical single-family home: $158,809
> Median household income: $51,734 (5th lowest)
> Cost of living: 13.6% less than the national average
> 1-yr. change in median home value: +8.9% (25th highest)

These are all the counties in Alabama where COVID-19 is slowing (and where it’s still getting worse).

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Alaska
> Price of a typical single-family home: $292,066
> Median household income: $75,463 (12th highest)
> Cost of living: 4.8% more than the national average
> 1-yr. change in median home value: +0.6% (the lowest)

These are all the counties in Alaska where COVID-19 is slowing (and where it’s still getting worse).

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Arizona
> Price of a typical single-family home: $315,554
> Median household income: $62,055 (23rd lowest)
> Cost of living: 3.5% less than the national average
> 1-yr. change in median home value: +16.5% (2nd highest)

These are all the counties in Arizona where COVID-19 is slowing (and where it’s still getting worse).

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Arkansas
> Price of a typical single-family home: $142,070
> Median household income: $48,952 (3rd lowest)
> Cost of living: 14.7% less than the national average
> 1-yr. change in median home value: +6.7% (12th lowest)

These are all the counties in Arkansas where COVID-19 is slowing (and where it’s still getting worse).

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California
> Price of a typical single-family home: $624,977
> Median household income: $80,440 (5th highest)
> Cost of living: 15.4% more than the national average
> 1-yr. change in median home value: +10.5% (11th highest)

These are all the counties in California where COVID-19 is slowing (and where it’s still getting worse).

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Colorado
> Price of a typical single-family home: $442,766
> Median household income: $77,127 (9th highest)
> Cost of living: 1.9% more than the national average
> 1-yr. change in median home value: +8.6% (24th lowest)

These are all the counties in Colorado where COVID-19 is slowing (and where it’s still getting worse).

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Connecticut
> Price of a typical single-family home: $288,822
> Median household income: $78,833 (6th highest)
> Cost of living: 6.1% more than the national average
> 1-yr. change in median home value: +11.5% (8th highest)

These are all the counties in Connecticut where COVID-19 is slowing (and where it’s still getting worse).

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Delaware
> Price of a typical single-family home: $284,787
> Median household income: $70,176 (16th highest)
> Cost of living: 1.2% less than the national average
> 1-yr. change in median home value: +9.6% (19th highest)

These are all the counties in Delaware where COVID-19 is slowing (and where it’s still getting worse).

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Florida
> Price of a typical single-family home: $270,560
> Median household income: $59,227 (17th lowest)
> Cost of living: 0.6% more than the national average
> 1-yr. change in median home value: +8.6% (25th lowest)

These are all the counties in Florida where COVID-19 is slowing (and where it’s still getting worse).

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Georgia
> Price of a typical single-family home: $223,945
> Median household income: $61,980 (22nd lowest)
> Cost of living: 7% less than the national average
> 1-yr. change in median home value: +9.2% (23rd highest)

These are all the counties in Georgia where COVID-19 is slowing (and where it’s still getting worse).

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Hawaii
> Price of a typical single-family home: $683,470
> Median household income: $83,102 (4th highest)
> Cost of living: 18.1% more than the national average
> 1-yr. change in median home value: +4.7% (6th lowest)

These are all the counties in Hawaii where COVID-19 is slowing (and where it’s still getting worse).

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Idaho
> Price of a typical single-family home: $348,483
> Median household income: $60,999 (20th lowest)
> Cost of living: 7.5% less than the national average
> 1-yr. change in median home value: +18.9% (the highest)

These are all the counties in Idaho where COVID-19 is slowing (and where it’s still getting worse).

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Illinois
> Price of a typical single-family home: $219,806
> Median household income: $69,187 (17th highest)
> Cost of living: 1.9% less than the national average
> 1-yr. change in median home value: +6.2% (11th lowest)

These are all the counties in Illinois where COVID-19 is slowing (and where it’s still getting worse).

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Indiana
> Price of a typical single-family home: $172,769
> Median household income: $57,603 (14th lowest)
> Cost of living: 10.7% less than the national average
> 1-yr. change in median home value: +9.3% (22nd highest)

These are all the counties in Indiana where COVID-19 is slowing (and where it’s still getting worse).

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Iowa
> Price of a typical single-family home: $158,930
> Median household income: $61,691 (21st lowest)
> Cost of living: 10.8% less than the national average
> 1-yr. change in median home value: +3.6% (3rd lowest)

These are all the counties in Iowa where COVID-19 is slowing (and where it’s still getting worse).

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Kansas
> Price of a typical single-family home: $167,540
> Median household income: $62,087 (24th lowest)
> Cost of living: 10% less than the national average
> 1-yr. change in median home value: +8.1% (21st lowest)

These are all the counties in Kansas where COVID-19 is slowing (and where it’s still getting worse).

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Kentucky
> Price of a typical single-family home: $160,589
> Median household income: $52,295 (7th lowest)
> Cost of living: 12.2% less than the national average
> 1-yr. change in median home value: +7.5% (15th lowest)

These are all the counties in Kentucky where COVID-19 is slowing (and where it’s still getting worse).

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Louisiana
> Price of a typical single-family home: $178,987
> Median household income: $51,073 (4th lowest)
> Cost of living: 10.9% less than the national average
> 1-yr. change in median home value: +4.5% (5th lowest)

These are all the parishes in Louisiana where COVID-19 is slowing (and where it’s still getting worse).

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Maine
> Price of a typical single-family home: $276,023
> Median household income: $58,924 (16th lowest)
> Cost of living: in line with the national average
> 1-yr. change in median home value: +12.3% (6th highest)

These are all the counties in Maine where COVID-19 is slowing (and where it’s still getting worse).

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Maryland
> Price of a typical single-family home: $341,148
> Median household income: $86,738 (the highest)
> Cost of living: 8.4% more than the national average
> 1-yr. change in median home value: +8.5% (22nd lowest)

These are all the counties in Maryland where COVID-19 is slowing (and where it’s still getting worse).

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Massachusetts
> Price of a typical single-family home: $474,673
> Median household income: $85,843 (2nd highest)
> Cost of living: 9.7% more than the national average
> 1-yr. change in median home value: +10.4% (12th highest)

These are all the counties in Massachusetts where COVID-19 is slowing (and where it’s still getting worse).

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Michigan
> Price of a typical single-family home: $192,093
> Median household income: $59,584 (19th lowest)
> Cost of living: 7.6% less than the national average
> 1-yr. change in median home value: +9.9% (16th highest)

These are all the counties in Michigan where COVID-19 is slowing (and where it’s still getting worse).

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Minnesota
> Price of a typical single-family home: $283,127
> Median household income: $74,593 (13th highest)
> Cost of living: 2.5% less than the national average
> 1-yr. change in median home value: +8.0% (20th lowest)

These are all the counties in Minnesota where COVID-19 is slowing (and where it’s still getting worse).

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Mississippi
> Price of a typical single-family home: $134,125
> Median household income: $45,792 (the lowest)
> Cost of living: 14% less than the national average
> 1-yr. change in median home value: +4.8% (8th lowest)

These are all the counties in Mississippi where COVID-19 is slowing (and where it’s still getting worse).

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Missouri
> Price of a typical single-family home: $180,253
> Median household income: $57,409 (13th lowest)
> Cost of living: 11.2% less than the national average
> 1-yr. change in median home value: +9.1% (24th highest)

These are all the counties in Missouri where COVID-19 is slowing (and where it’s still getting worse).

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Montana
> Price of a typical single-family home: $324,813
> Median household income: $57,153 (11th lowest)
> Cost of living: 6.7% less than the national average
> 1-yr. change in median home value: +9.8% (17th highest)

These are all the counties in Montana where COVID-19 is slowing (and where it’s still getting worse).

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Nebraska
> Price of a typical single-family home: $192,584
> Median household income: $63,229 (25th highest)
> Cost of living: 10.5% less than the national average
> 1-yr. change in median home value: +7.4% (14th lowest)

These are all the counties in Nebraska where COVID-19 is slowing (and where it’s still getting worse).

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Nevada
> Price of a typical single-family home: $332,501
> Median household income: $63,276 (24th highest)
> Cost of living: 2.5% less than the national average
> 1-yr. change in median home value: +8.6% (23rd lowest)

These are all the counties in Nevada where COVID-19 is slowing (and where it’s still getting worse).

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New Hampshire
> Price of a typical single-family home: $330,976
> Median household income: $77,933 (8th highest)
> Cost of living: 6% more than the national average
> 1-yr. change in median home value: +12.4% (5th highest)

These are all the counties in New Hampshire where COVID-19 is slowing (and where it’s still getting worse).

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New Jersey
> Price of a typical single-family home: $376,866
> Median household income: $85,751 (3rd highest)
> Cost of living: 15.2% more than the national average
> 1-yr. change in median home value: +10.6% (10th highest)

These are all the counties in New Jersey where COVID-19 is slowing (and where it’s still getting worse).

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New Mexico
> Price of a typical single-family home: $229,947
> Median household income: $51,945 (6th lowest)
> Cost of living: 8.9% less than the national average
> 1-yr. change in median home value: +11.0% (9th highest)

These are all the counties in New Mexico where COVID-19 is slowing (and where it’s still getting worse).

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New York
> Price of a typical single-family home: $350,545
> Median household income: $72,108 (14th highest)
> Cost of living: 16.4% more than the national average
> 1-yr. change in median home value: +7.7% (17th lowest)

These are all the counties in New York where COVID-19 is slowing (and where it’s still getting worse).

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North Carolina
> Price of a typical single-family home: $225,740
> Median household income: $57,341 (12th lowest)
> Cost of living: 8.2% less than the national average
> 1-yr. change in median home value: +9.3% (21st highest)

These are all the counties in North Carolina where COVID-19 is slowing (and where it’s still getting worse).

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North Dakota
> Price of a typical single-family home: $239,464
> Median household income: $64,577 (20th highest)
> Cost of living: 9.4% less than the national average
> 1-yr. change in median home value: +2.7% (2nd lowest)

These are all the counties in North Dakota where COVID-19 is slowing (and where it’s still getting worse).

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Ohio
> Price of a typical single-family home: $168,226
> Median household income: $58,642 (15th lowest)
> Cost of living: 11.6% less than the national average
> 1-yr. change in median home value: +10.4% (13th highest)

These are all the counties in Ohio where COVID-19 is slowing (and where it’s still getting worse).

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Oklahoma
> Price of a typical single-family home: $141,933
> Median household income: $54,449 (8th lowest)
> Cost of living: 11.6% less than the national average
> 1-yr. change in median home value: +7.2% (13th lowest)

These are all the counties in Oklahoma where COVID-19 is slowing (and where it’s still getting worse).

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Oregon
> Price of a typical single-family home: $402,573
> Median household income: $67,058 (18th highest)
> Cost of living: 1.1% more than the national average
> 1-yr. change in median home value: +10.0% (15th highest)

These are all the counties in Oregon where COVID-19 is slowing (and where it’s still getting worse).

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Pennsylvania
> Price of a typical single-family home: $215,939
> Median household income: $63,463 (23rd highest)
> Cost of living: 2.5% less than the national average
> 1-yr. change in median home value: +9.6% (18th highest)

These are all the counties in Pennsylvania where COVID-19 is slowing (and where it’s still getting worse).

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Rhode Island
> Price of a typical single-family home: $340,811
> Median household income: $71,169 (15th highest)
> Cost of living: 0.7% less than the national average
> 1-yr. change in median home value: +11.9% (7th highest)

These are all the counties in Rhode Island where COVID-19 is slowing (and where it’s still getting worse).

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South Carolina
> Price of a typical single-family home: $206,647
> Median household income: $56,227 (10th lowest)
> Cost of living: 8.9% less than the national average
> 1-yr. change in median home value: +7.9% (19th lowest)

These are all the counties in South Carolina where COVID-19 is slowing (and where it’s still getting worse).

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South Dakota
> Price of a typical single-family home: $225,662
> Median household income: $59,533 (18th lowest)
> Cost of living: 12.1% less than the national average
> 1-yr. change in median home value: +5.7% (9th lowest)

These are all the counties in South Dakota where COVID-19 is slowing (and where it’s still getting worse).

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Tennessee
> Price of a typical single-family home: $207,727
> Median household income: $56,071 (9th lowest)
> Cost of living: 10.1% less than the national average
> 1-yr. change in median home value: +10.3% (14th highest)

These are all the counties in Tennessee where COVID-19 is slowing (and where it’s still getting worse).

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Texas
> Price of a typical single-family home: $224,466
> Median household income: $64,034 (22nd highest)
> Cost of living: 3.2% less than the national average
> 1-yr. change in median home value: +7.5% (16th lowest)

These are all the counties in Texas where COVID-19 is slowing (and where it’s still getting worse).

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Utah
> Price of a typical single-family home: $401,053
> Median household income: $75,780 (11th highest)
> Cost of living: 3.4% less than the national average
> 1-yr. change in median home value: +13.3% (3rd highest)

These are all the counties in Utah where COVID-19 is slowing (and where it’s still getting worse).

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Vermont
> Price of a typical single-family home: $277,364
> Median household income: $63,001 (25th lowest)
> Cost of living: 3% more than the national average
> 1-yr. change in median home value: +6.1% (10th lowest)

These are all the counties in Vermont where COVID-19 is slowing (and where it’s still getting worse).

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Virginia
> Price of a typical single-family home: $307,964
> Median household income: $76,456 (10th highest)
> Cost of living: 2% more than the national average
> 1-yr. change in median home value: +7.8% (18th lowest)

These are all the counties in Virginia where COVID-19 is slowing (and where it’s still getting worse).

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Washington
> Price of a typical single-family home: $470,304
> Median household income: $78,687 (7th highest)
> Cost of living: 7.8% more than the national average
> 1-yr. change in median home value: +12.7% (4th highest)

These are all the counties in Washington where COVID-19 is slowing (and where it’s still getting worse).

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West Virginia
> Price of a typical single-family home: $113,626
> Median household income: $48,850 (2nd lowest)
> Cost of living: 12.2% less than the national average
> 1-yr. change in median home value: +4.7% (7th lowest)

These are all the counties in West Virginia where COVID-19 is slowing (and where it’s still getting worse).

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Wisconsin
> Price of a typical single-family home: $213,537
> Median household income: $64,168 (21st highest)
> Cost of living: 8.1% less than the national average
> 1-yr. change in median home value: +9.6% (20th highest)

These are all the counties in Wisconsin where COVID-19 is slowing (and where it’s still getting worse).

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Wyoming
> Price of a typical single-family home: $262,517
> Median household income: $65,003 (19th highest)
> Cost of living: 7.3% less than the national average
> 1-yr. change in median home value: +3.6% (4th lowest)

These are all the counties in Wyoming where COVID-19 is slowing (and where it’s still getting worse).

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