Special Report

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

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25. 57555
> Location: Mission, South Dakota
> Median home value: $38,400
> Median monthly housing costs with a mortgage: $1,125 — 4,754th lowest of 17,805 ZIP codes (tied)
> Share of housing units with a mortgage: 10.5% — 15th lowest of 17,809 ZIP codes (tied)
> Homeownership rate: 47.3% — 1,758th lowest of 17,809 ZIP codes (tied)
> Median household income: $32,007 — 672nd lowest of 17,808 ZIP codes

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24. 48234
> Location: Detroit, Michigan
> Median home value: $37,600
> Median monthly housing costs with a mortgage: $978 — 1,967th lowest of 17,805 ZIP codes (tied)
> Share of housing units with a mortgage: 27.7% — 209th lowest of 17,809 ZIP codes (tied)
> Homeownership rate: 54.0% — 2,678th lowest of 17,809 ZIP codes (tied)
> Median household income: $28,935 — 357th lowest of 17,808 ZIP codes

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23. 61605
> Location: Peoria, Illinois
> Median home value: $37,300
> Median monthly housing costs with a mortgage: $721 — 34th lowest of 17,805 ZIP codes (tied)
> Share of housing units with a mortgage: 35.2% — 685th lowest of 17,809 ZIP codes (tied)
> Homeownership rate: 37.2% — 887th lowest of 17,809 ZIP codes (tied)
> Median household income: $21,276 — 56th lowest of 17,808 ZIP codes

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22. 48218
> Location: River Rouge, Michigan
> Median home value: $36,300
> Median monthly housing costs with a mortgage: $972 — 1,852nd lowest of 17,805 ZIP codes (tied)
> Share of housing units with a mortgage: 36.4% — 815th lowest of 17,809 ZIP codes (tied)
> Homeownership rate: 54.9% — 2,829th lowest of 17,809 ZIP codes (tied)
> Median household income: $25,517 — 166th lowest of 17,808 ZIP codes

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21. 78384
> Location: San Diego, Texas
> Median home value: $35,900
> Median monthly housing costs with a mortgage: $953 — 1,500th lowest of 17,805 ZIP codes (tied)
> Share of housing units with a mortgage: 9.4% — 11th lowest of 17,809 ZIP codes
> Homeownership rate: 57.6% — 3,348th lowest of 17,809 ZIP codes (tied)
> Median household income: $31,192 — 580th lowest of 17,808 ZIP codes (tied)