The Age of Homes in All 50 States

Roaring ’20s or the Disco era? See which decades are most represented.

Homes back East are older, and houses out West are newer, right? Not quite.

We looked at single-family houses built from 1900 to 2014 to see which decades are most represented by the current housing stock. Turns out, the largest share of homes in the Northeastern states was built in the ’80s, but in California the ’50s remains the dominant decade for homes still standing.

Meanwhile, Washington, DC, is holding strong as the area with the oldest decade – the 1920s – most represented today.

  • 1920-1929: Washington, DC
  • 1950-1959: California, Connecticut, Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island,  Wisconsin
  • 1970-1979: Hawaii, Mississippi, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma,  Oregon, West Virginia, Wyoming
  • 1980-1989:  Alaska, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland,  Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Virginia
  • 1990-1999: Delaware, Indiana
  • 2000-2010: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Kentucky, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington

Knowing when the largest share of homes was built isn’t just a fun piece of trivia. It also provides a window into the character of real estate in your state. Check out some of the most popular styles through the decades.

Posted by Catherine Sherman on Zillow

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