Special Report

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

15. 48204
> Location: Detroit, Michigan
> Median home value: $33,300
> Median monthly housing costs with a mortgage: $968 — 1,768th lowest of 17,805 ZIP codes (tied)
> Share of housing units with a mortgage: 24.0% — 132nd lowest of 17,809 ZIP codes (tied)
> Homeownership rate: 51.7% — 2,333rd lowest of 17,809 ZIP codes (tied)
> Median household income: $24,283 — 115th lowest of 17,808 ZIP codes

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14. 48504
> Location: Flint, Michigan
> Median home value: $32,600
> Median monthly housing costs with a mortgage: $887 — 697th lowest of 17,805 ZIP codes (tied)
> Share of housing units with a mortgage: 43.0% — 1,970th lowest of 17,809 ZIP codes (tied)
> Homeownership rate: 61.2% — 4,190th lowest of 17,809 ZIP codes (tied)
> Median household income: $31,685 — 636th lowest of 17,808 ZIP codes

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13. 86503
> Location: Chinle, Arizona
> Median home value: $32,400
> Median monthly housing costs with a mortgage: $771 — 93rd lowest of 17,805 ZIP codes (tied)
> Share of housing units with a mortgage: 5.4% — 2nd lowest of 17,809 ZIP codes
> Homeownership rate: 73.1% — 8,783rd highest of 17,809 ZIP codes (tied)
> Median household income: $24,982 — 141st lowest of 17,808 ZIP codes

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12. 87311
> Location: Church Rock, New Mexico
> Median home value: $31,900
> Median monthly housing costs with a mortgage: $780 — 121st lowest of 17,805 ZIP codes
> Share of housing units with a mortgage: 10.7% — 17th lowest of 17,809 ZIP codes
> Homeownership rate: 80.2% — 4,883rd highest of 17,809 ZIP codes (tied)
> Median household income: $26,591 — 211th lowest of 17,808 ZIP codes (tied)

11. 48205
> Location: Detroit, Michigan
> Median home value: $31,800
> Median monthly housing costs with a mortgage: $959 — 1,600th lowest of 17,805 ZIP codes (tied)
> Share of housing units with a mortgage: 33.9% — 557th lowest of 17,809 ZIP codes (tied)
> Homeownership rate: 34.4% — 695th lowest of 17,809 ZIP codes (tied)
> Median household income: $38,258 — 1,742nd lowest of 17,808 ZIP codes