ZIPs in Maine with the Most Affordable Homes

The Top 3

#1

04491 (Vanceboro, ME)

Median Multiple of 1.4

#2

04430 (East Millinocket, ME)

Median Multiple of 1.5

#3

04460 (Medway, ME)

Median Multiple of 1.6

About the Rankings

The Census Bureau has released the latest estimates from the American Community Survey data to estimate the median multiple. We have crunched the numbers and the rankings are in. See the ZIPs in Maine with the lowest median multiple below, and the highest median multiple ZIPs. Only ZIP codes with a low margin of error are included.

To determine housing affordability, we compare local home prices with local incomes. The median multiple answers the question, "how many years would it take for the median income to pay off the median home price?" Lower values indicate that incomes in the area are high enough to make it easier to pay off a home. Anything under 3 is considered affordable.

The Maine median multiple from the latest estimates is 3.4 and has fallen 2.4% from 3.5.

This year saw several big changes. 04491 (Vanceboro, ME) ranked for the first time, 04460 (Medway, ME) fell from #1 to #3, 04495 (Winn, ME) rose from #5 to #4, 04257 (Mexico, ME) ranked for the first time, and 04750 (Limestone, ME) fell from #4 to #6.

The Top 50

#1
04491 (Vanceboro, ME)
Previously unranked at 1.3
1.4
   #2
04430 (East Millinocket, ME)
Previously 1.5
1.5
#3
04460 (Medway, ME)
Previously #1 at 1.5
1.6
#4
04495 (Winn, ME)
Previously #5 at 1.8
1.7
#5
04257 (Mexico, ME)
Previously unranked at 1.9
1.7
#6
04750 (Limestone, ME)
Previously #4 at 1.7
1.8
#7
04971 (Saint Albans, ME)
Previously #8 at 1.9
1.9
#8
04694 (Baileyville, ME)
Previously #7 at 1.9
1.9
#9
04461 (Milford, ME)
Previously #25 at 2.3
1.9
#10
04451 (Kingman, ME)
Previously #18 at 2.2
1.9
#11
04780 (Smyrna Mills, ME)
Previously #6 at 1.8
2.0
#12
04462 (Millinocket, ME)
Previously #9 at 2.0
2.0
#13
04275 (Roxbury, ME)
Previously unranked at 1.9
2.0
#14
04488 (Stetson, ME)
Previously unranked at 2.6
2.1
   #15
04732 (Ashland, ME)
Previously 2.1
2.1
#16
04453 (Lagrange, ME)
Previously unranked at 2.3
2.1
#17
04958 (North Anson, ME)
Previously #28 at 2.4
2.2
#18
04979 (Solon, ME)
Previously unranked at 2.2
2.2
#19
04763 (Oakfield, ME)
Previously #23 at 2.3
2.2
#20
04414 (Brownville, ME)
Previously #32 at 2.4
2.2
#21
04493 (West Enfield, ME)
Previously unranked at 2.3
2.2
#22
04239 (Jay, ME)
Previously #24 at 2.3
2.2
#23
04776 (Sherman, ME)
Previously #20 at 2.2
2.2
#24
04290 (Peru, ME)
Previously #47 at 2.6
2.2
#25
04410 (Bradford, ME)
Previously unranked at 2.4
2.3
#26
04736 (Caribou, ME)
Previously #42 at 2.5
2.3
#27
04427 (Corinth, ME)
Previously #37 at 2.5
2.3
#28
04957 (Norridgewock, ME)
Previously #33 at 2.4
2.3
#29
04757 (Mapleton, ME)
Previously #41 at 2.5
2.3
#30
04747 (Island Falls, ME)
Previously #40 at 2.5
2.4
#31
04756 (Madawaska, ME)
Previously unranked at 2.4
2.4
#32
04730 (Houlton, ME)
Previously #38 at 2.5
2.4
#33
04419 (Carmel, ME)
Previously #26 at 2.3
2.4
#34
04920 (Bingham, ME)
Previously #27 at 2.3
2.4
#35
04463 (Milo, ME)
Previously #52 at 2.6
2.4
#36
04342 (Dresden, ME)
Previously #54 at 2.7
2.4
#37
04969 (Plymouth, ME)
Previously #39 at 2.5
2.5
#38
04943 (Hartland, ME)
Previously unranked at 2.8
2.5
#39
04252 (Lisbon Falls, ME)
Previously #43 at 2.5
2.5
#40
04622 (Cherryfield, ME)
Previously unranked at 2.5
2.5
#41
04917 (Belgrade, ME)
Previously #51 at 2.6
2.5
#42
04346 (Randolph, ME)
Previously #48 at 2.6
2.5
#43
04349 (Kents Hill, ME)
Previously #55 at 2.7
2.5
   #44
04937 (Fairfield, ME)
Previously 2.5
2.6
#45
04978 (Smithfield, ME)
Previously #36 at 2.5
2.6
   #46
04363 (Windsor, ME)
Previously 2.5
2.6
#47
04355 (Readfield, ME)
Previously #59 at 2.7
2.6
#48
04623 (Columbia Falls, ME)
Previously #34 at 2.4
2.6
#49
04350 (Litchfield, ME)
Previously #69 at 2.8
2.6
#50
04955 (New Sharon, ME)
Previously #56 at 2.7
2.6
* The maximum margin of error for ranking is 0.5

The Bottom 50

#1
04544 (East Boothbay, ME)
Previously #4 at 8.4
9.1
#2
04568 (South Bristol, ME)
Previously #13 at 7.1
8.9
#3
04576 (Southport, ME)
Previously #15 at 7.0
8.4
#4
04662 (Northeast Harbor, ME)
Previously #7 at 7.8
8.2
#5
04101 (Portland, ME)
Previously #6 at 8.2
8.0
#6
04852 (Monhegan, ME)
Previously unranked
7.9
#7
04554 (New Harbor, ME)
Previously #12 at 7.1
7.7
#8
04109 (Portland, ME)
Previously unranked
7.7
#9
04653 (Bass Harbor, ME)
Previously #20 at 6.4
7.6
#10
03907 (Ogunquit, ME)
Previously #8 at 7.7
7.5
#11
04624 (Corea, ME)
Previously #17 at 6.9
7.0
#12
04066 (Orrs Island, ME)
Previously #18 at 6.9
6.8
#13
04478 (Rockwood, ME)
Previously #35 at 5.1
6.7
#14
04681 (Stonington, ME)
Previously #23 at 6.3
6.7
#15
04003 (Bailey Island, ME)
Previously #10 at 7.4
6.6
#16
04851 (Matinicus, ME)
Previously unranked
6.5
#17
04673 (Sargentville, ME)
Previously #26 at 5.9
6.5
#18
04017 (Chebeague Island, ME)
Previously #9 at 7.6
6.4
#19
04063 (Ocean Park, ME)
Previously #14 at 7.0
6.4
#20
04548 (Georgetown, ME)
Previously #21 at 6.3
6.2
#21
04421 (Castine, ME)
Previously #16 at 7.0
6.0
#22
04609 (Bar Harbor, ME)
Previously #19 at 6.5
6.0
#23
04050 (Long Island, ME)
Previously #11 at 7.4
6.0
#24
04646 (Islesford, ME)
Previously #101 at 3.9
5.9
#25
04625 (Cranberry Isles, ME)
Previously #36 at 5.0
5.8
#26
04538 (Boothbay Harbor, ME)
Previously #29 at 5.5
5.7
#27
04843 (Camden, ME)
Previously #24 at 6.2
5.6
#28
04679 (Southwest Harbor, ME)
Previously #32 at 5.2
5.5
#29
04848 (Islesboro, ME)
Previously #37 at 5.0
5.4
   #30
04616 (Brooklin, ME)
Previously 5.4
5.4
#31
04660 (Mount Desert, ME)
Previously #27 at 5.8
5.4
#32
04564 (Round Pond, ME)
Previously #31 at 5.3
5.3
#33
03910 (York Beach, ME)
Previously #28 at 5.7
5.2
#34
04102 (Portland, ME)
Previously #33 at 5.1
5.2
#35
04108 (Peaks Island, ME)
Previously #22 at 6.3
5.1
#36
04020 (Cornish, ME)
Previously #39 at 4.9
4.9
#37
04970 (Rangeley, ME)
Previously #40 at 4.9
4.9
#38
04079 (Harpswell, ME)
Previously #34 at 5.1
4.9
#39
04614 (Blue Hill, ME)
Previously #70 at 4.2
4.9
#40
03902 (Cape Neddick, ME)
Previously #38 at 5.0
4.8
#41
03905 (Kittery Point, ME)
Previously #43 at 4.8
4.7
#42
04261 (Newry, ME)
Previously #75 at 4.2
4.7
#43
04863 (Vinalhaven, ME)
Previously #78 at 4.1
4.6
#44
04637 (Grand Lake Stream, ME)
Previously #104 at 3.8
4.6
#45
04046 (Kennebunkport, ME)
Previously #48 at 4.6
4.6
#46
03909 (York, ME)
Previously #50 at 4.5
4.6
#47
04693 (Winter Harbor, ME)
Previously #61 at 4.4
4.6
#48
04096 (Yarmouth, ME)
Previously #55 at 4.5
4.5
#49
04606 (Addison, ME)
Previously #80 at 4.1
4.5
#50
04627 (Deer Isle, ME)
Previously #56 at 4.5
4.3
* The maximum margin of error for ranking is 15.0


Data from the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey 5-year estimates for 2017.

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