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This is the Least Expensive Zip Code in Louisiana



LOUISIANA – The COVID-19 pandemic had devastating economic consequences in the United States, grinding entire industries to a halt. One sector that did not suffer, however, was real estate. Driven by the pandemic, existing home sales hit their highest level in nearly a decade and a half in 2020.

The median home sale price in the United States was $265,000 in 2020 — $30,000 more than it was the previous year. A quarter of a million dollars, however, is not affordable for many Americans. Still, for those on a tight budget, there are many parts of the country where most homes are selling for far less.

Using median home sale prices provided by ATTOM Data Solutions, a real estate and property data company, 24/7 Wall St. identified the least expensive ZIP codes in each state.

The 71112 ZIP code in Bossier City, Louisiana, is the only postal code in the state where most homes sold in 2020 went for less than $150,000. The area’s median home sale price of $135,000 is nearly $50,000 below the statewide median and $130,000 below the national median.

Home values in a given area can be affected by the local job market to some degree. Over the last five years, 7.2% of area workers were unemployed, the highest jobless rate of any ZIP code in Louisiana with sufficient home sale data, and above the comparable 5.3% national unemployment rate.

ZIP codes were ranked based on median sales price of condos and single-family homes in 2020. Only ZIP codes with at least 1,000 single-family homes and condos and where at least 500 of housing units were sold in 2020 were considered. The estimated market value is determined by ATTOM’s automated valuation model.

Supplemental data on median household income, the share of households that are at least 50 years old, and unemployment are five-year estimates at the ZIP code level for 2015-2019 from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey.