Most Expensive Zip Codes in Every State

Did your zip code make the list?


By Joel Anderson

When asked to identify the wealthiest zip codes in America, you might automatically assume the 90210 (Beverly Hills) or 10021 (Upper East Side in New York). However, a new GOBankingRates study found that the most expensive zip codes in every state aren’t that easy to guess.

The study looked at every zip code in the country and compared their position on the Zillow Home Value Index to come up with the wealthiest zip code for every state. Looking at the results, you might be surprised by what you see:

State Zip Code City Zillow Home Value Index
Alabama 36564 Fairhope $542,900
Alaska 99516 Anchorage $451,900
Arizona 85253 Paradise Valley $1,588,200
California 94027 Atherton $7,313,400
Colorado 81611 Aspen $4,869,200
Conneticut 06830 Greeenwich $2,056,900
Delaware 19707 Hockessin $506,400
District of Columbia 20009 Washington $1,220,600
Florida 33480 Palm Beach $4,399,000
Georgia 30327 Atlanta $1,170,200
Hawaii 96821 Honolulu $1,370,900
Idaho 83353 Sun Valley $1,388,200
Illinois 60610 Chicago $1,885,900
Indiana 46077 Zionsville $384,300
Iowa 51355 Okoboji $613,000
Kansas 66211 Leawood $644,800
Kentucky 40059 Prospect $436,000
Louisiana 70115 New Orleans $502,900
Maine 04074 Town of Scarborough $726,100
Maryland 20815 Friendship Village $1,151,000
Massachusetts 02018 Boston $5,136,700
Michigan 48009 Birmingham $502,900
Minnesota 55403 Minneapolis $1,008,100
Mississippi 39110 Madison $249,300
Missouri 63124 Ladue $820,300
Montana 59716 Gallatin Gateway $395,800
Nebraska 68520 Lincoln $361,300
New Hampshire 03854 New Castle $1,224,600
New Jersey 07620 Alpine $2,882,400
New Mexico 87506 Santa Fe $657,100
New York 11962 Sagaponack $7,416,538
North Carolina 28480 Wrightsville Beach $1,387,200
North Dakota 58503 Bismarck $339,600
Ohio 45174 Terrace Park $483,000
Oklahoma 73151 Oklahoma City $409,500
Oregon 97210 Portland $986,400
Pennsylvania 19103 Philadelphia $1,282,500
Rhode Island 02807 New Shoreham $1,125,400
South Carolina 29482 Sullivans Island $1,834,600
South Dakota 57702 Rapid City $242,200
Tennessee 37215 Nashville $745,800
Texas 75205 University Park $1,651,700
Utah 84060 Park City $1,623,700
Vermont 05672 Town of Stowe $428,700
Virginia 22102 McLean $1,288,300
Washington 98039 Medina $2,720,100
West Virginia 25442 McLean $302,000
Wisconsin 53726 Madison $493,500
Wyoming 82009 Cheyenne $276,500


Certainly, some preconceived notions about property prices across the United States might not be so accurate.

For instance, you might be forgiven for assuming that the nation’s priciest zip code would be located somewhere in Manhattan. However, the truth is that, not only is New York the state with the fourth-most expensive zip code in the country with a median home value of $4,460,200 (and just $61,200 ahead of Florida’s Palm Beach), but its most expensive zip code in the state isn’t in Manhattan. It’s actually the Brooklyn zip of 11201 that contains the Vinegar Hill, Dumbo, Brooklyn Heights and Cobble Hill neighborhoods.

Looking at the bottom of the list, it’s clear that some states simply don’t concentrate wealthy residences like others. Three states — Wyoming, Mississippi and South Dakota — have median home values in their wealthiest zip codes that are still below the overall median home values for some 10 U.S. states.

Methodology: Using Zillow-provided data, GOBankingRates filtered home values by zip code in all 50 states and Washington DC to find the most expensive zip codes in each state. These rankings were generated using Zillow Home Value Index median data from December 2017 for single-family residences only.