Special Report

The Most Affordable Zip Codes to Buy a Home in the Nation

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40. 26261
> Location: Richwood, West Virginia
> Median home value: $43,000
> Median monthly housing costs with a mortgage: $720 — 32nd lowest of 17,805 ZIP codes (tied)
> Share of housing units with a mortgage: 23.8% — 128th lowest of 17,809 ZIP codes (tied)
> Homeownership rate: 74.9% — 7,830th highest of 17,809 ZIP codes (tied)
> Median household income: $29,252 — 386th lowest of 17,808 ZIP codes

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39. 15110
> Location: Duquesne, Pennsylvania
> Median home value: $42,600
> Median monthly housing costs with a mortgage: $781 — 122nd lowest of 17,805 ZIP codes (tied)
> Share of housing units with a mortgage: 48.1% — 3,352nd lowest of 17,809 ZIP codes (tied)
> Homeownership rate: 39.0% — 999th lowest of 17,809 ZIP codes (tied)
> Median household income: $29,844 — 436th lowest of 17,808 ZIP codes

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38. 48238
> Location: Detroit, Michigan
> Median home value: $42,100
> Median monthly housing costs with a mortgage: $1,032 — 2,898th lowest of 17,805 ZIP codes (tied)
> Share of housing units with a mortgage: 26.2% — 171st lowest of 17,809 ZIP codes (tied)
> Homeownership rate: 50.2% — 2,113th lowest of 17,809 ZIP codes (tied)
> Median household income: $25,730 — 171st lowest of 17,808 ZIP codes

37. 48229
> Location: Ecorse, Michigan
> Median home value: $42,100
> Median monthly housing costs with a mortgage: $920 — 1,054th lowest of 17,805 ZIP codes (tied)
> Share of housing units with a mortgage: 29.5% — 290th lowest of 17,809 ZIP codes (tied)
> Homeownership rate: 58.8% — 3,634th lowest of 17,809 ZIP codes (tied)
> Median household income: $28,991 — 361st lowest of 17,808 ZIP codes

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36. 72366
> Location: Marvell, Arkansas
> Median home value: $41,600
> Median monthly housing costs with a mortgage: $692 — 21st lowest of 17,805 ZIP codes (tied)
> Share of housing units with a mortgage: 15.3% — 38th lowest of 17,809 ZIP codes (tied)
> Homeownership rate: 53.7% — 2,638th lowest of 17,809 ZIP codes (tied)
> Median household income: $32,932 — 791st lowest of 17,808 ZIP codes