Six of the 10 U.S. areas with the smallest homes are in the Midwest, based on the median square footage of homes for sale on Realtor.com in September.
Realtor.com reported that the median size of homes for sale in Washington, D.C., was the smallest in the country that month, at 1,000 square feet. The nation’s capital was also the only area to post a median two bedrooms for the typical home —
every state in the top 10 posted a median three bedrooms.
The six Midwestern states among the top 10 with the smallest homes are: Michigan, Iowa, Ohio, Illinois, Missouri and Wisconsin. Two of the states are in the West: Hawaii and California. One Northeast state is on the top 10 list: Maine.
Washington, D.C., is the only area in the South to make the list.
The two areas at the top of the list — Washington, D.C., and Hawaii — also had the highest median list prices of the bunch: at $432,500 and $575,000, respectively.
The two areas varied widely in lot sizes. While Washington, D.C., had the smallest median lot size among the top 10, at 2,375 square feet, Hawaii’s median lot size in September was 21,778 square feet. Maine had the biggest lot size among the top
10, at 44,431 square feet, followed by Wisconsin at 30,000 square feet.
Michigan had the lowest median list price among the 10, at $118,900. The median price data reflects all for-sale property listings on Realtor.com, including land, single-family homes, condos and co-ops. (View the full list of median house sizes for all 50 states and Washington, D.C.)
Area: Washington, D.C.
|Median house size (sq. ft.)||1,000|
|Median lot size (sq. ft.)||2,375|
Row houses on Logan Circle, Washington, D.C. Kim Seidl/Shutterstock
|Median house size (sq. ft.)||1,308|
|Median lot size (sq. ft.)||21,778|
Home in Milolii Village, Hawaii. Bonita R. Cheshier/Shutterstock
|Median house size (sq. ft.)||1,530|
|Median lot size (sq. ft.)||21,780|
Home in Michigan in the winter. Thomas Barrat/Shutterstock
|Median house size (sq. ft.)||1,550|
|Median lot size (sq. ft.)||10,800|
Aerial view of a small farm in Iowa. George Burba/Shutterstock
|Median house size (sq. ft.)||1,620|
|Median lot size (sq. ft.)||12,023|
Home in the suburbs of Ohio. Denise Kappa/Shutterstock
|Median house size (sq. ft.)||1,625|
|Median lot size (sq. ft.)||7,200|
Beach house along California’s coast. Sahani Photography/Shutterstock
|Median house size (sq. ft.)||1,632|
|Median lot size (sq. ft.)||13,939|
An Illinois home in the fall. Eugene Moerman/Shutterstock
|Median house size (sq. ft.)||1,650|
|Median lot size (sq. ft.)||12,636|
Historic home in St. Genevieve, Mo. amanda shaye warfield/Shutterstock
|Median house size (sq. ft.)||1,663|
|Median lot size (sq. ft.)||44,431|
Cape Cod-style cottage on the shores of Western Bay at Mount Desert Island in Maine. Anne Kitzman/Shutterstock
|Median house size (sq. ft.)||1,669|
|Median lot size (sq. ft.)||30,000|
Aerial photo of homes outside of Madison, Wis. Henryk Sadura/ Shutterstock.com
View the full list of median house sizes for all 50 states and Washington, D.C.
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Median square footage of homes for sale at Realtor.com (September 2011)