U.S. Home Value Statistics

Home Value

Median U.S. Home Value, 2016:

$205,000

—American Community Survey, 1-Year Estimate

The American Community Survey, conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, publishes detailed estimates about owner-occupied housing throughout the United States each year, including data .

Unlike the Census—which is an exact count of people and households every ten years—ACS statistics are estimated based on a representative survey sample. (The data in this story only considers owner-occupied housing units.)

How do home values vary between states?

To see data from different years, use the time-slider beneath the map.

How much are U.S. homes worth in aggregate?

How many U.S. homes are affordable?

According to a rule of thumb: a household shouldn't spend more than 2.6 times their income on a home. This chart shows the number of owner-occupied homes in the United States broken down by this ratio, as well as their mortgage status.