I guessed most of the top 10-out west & Texas. Like the song by Cole Porter goes, “Give me land, lots of land, don’t fence me in”. But I would never have guessed that Maryland was in the top 10. California and Florida rank towards the bottom in median size. I would have thought California would be much higher with all of those mansions in Southern California.

Realtor.com: More than half of states with largest median home size are in West

By Inman News, Inman News™

Six of the 10 states with the biggest homes are in the West, 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 Utah was the largest in the country that month, at 2,305 square feet. Utah was also the only state to post a median four bedrooms for the typical home; every other state posted a median three bedrooms. Washington, D.C., was the only area in the country where homes for sale at Realtor.com had a median two bedrooms.

The six Western states among the top 10 with the largest homes are: Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho and Washington. Three of the states are in the South: Texas, Georgia and Maryland. One Midwest state is on the top 10 list: South Dakota.

Median lot sizes among the 10 varied widely, from just under 10,000 square feet in Texas to a median 74,000 square feet per for-sale property in Montana.

Median prices also varied, from $165,000 in Georgia to $299,900 in Maryland, though both states had roughly the same median house size. 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.)

State: Utah

Median house size (sq. ft.) 2,305
Median lot size (sq. ft.) 10,019
Median price $219,900
Median beds/baths 4/2.5

A large cabin in Hobble Creek Canyon, along the Wasatch Mountains. Mark Scott/Shutterstock

State: Colorado

Median house size (sq. ft.) 2,126
Median lot size (sq. ft.) 10,202
Median price $275,000
Median beds/baths 3/2.5


Homes on the hill near Crested Butte in Colorado. SNEHIT/Shutterstock

State: Wyoming

Median house size (sq. ft.) 2,052
Median lot size (sq. ft.) 21,780
Median price $226,500
Median beds/baths 3/2


Log house on the National Elk Refuge in Wyoming. Brent Reeves/Shutterstock

State: Montana

Median house size (sq. ft.) 2,040
Median lot size (sq. ft.) 73,616
Median price $250,000
Median beds/baths 3/2

Modern Montana homes on the edge of the Great Plains. trekandshoot/Shutterstock

State: Texas

Median house size (sq. ft.) 2,031
Median lot size (sq. ft.) 9,583
Median price $174,900
Median beds/baths 3/2


Aerial view of suburb in Bay City, Texas. iofoto/Shutterstock

State: South Dakota

Median house size (sq. ft.) 1,984
Median lot size (sq. ft.) 12,066
Median price $169,900
Median beds/baths 3/2


Looking down on the western suburbs of Rapid City, S.D. Harris Shiffman/Shutterstock

State: Georgia

Median house size (sq. ft.) 1,963
Median lot size (sq. ft.) 26,572
Median price $165,000
Median beds/baths 3/2.5


Downtown Atlanta skyline. SeanPavonePhoto/Shutterstock

State: Idaho

Median house size (sq. ft.) 1,932
Median lot size (sq. ft.) 13,068
Median price $179,900
Median beds/baths 3/2


House in Boise, Idaho. Joy Prescott/Shutterstock

State: Maryland

Median house size (sq. ft.) 1,920
Median lot size (sq. ft.) 10,047
Median price $299,900
Median beds/baths 3/2.5


Townhomes, typical of Baltimore. GJS/Shutterstock

State: Washington

Median house size (sq. ft.) 1,903
Median lot size (sq. ft.) 11,761
Median price $259,950
Median beds/baths 3/2


Floating homes in Seattle. Home on left was used in the film “Sleepless in Seattle.” Barry Salmons/ Shutterstock.com

View the full list of median house sizes for all 50 states and Washington, D.C.

Median square footage of homes for sale at Realtor.com (September 2011)

State Sq. ft.
U.S. 1,761
Utah 2,305
Colorado 2,126
Wyoming 2,052
Montana 2,040
Texas 2,031
South Dakota 1,984
Georgia 1,963
Idaho 1,932
Maryland 1,920
Washington 1,903
Virginia 1,896
Mississippi 1,879
Tennessee 1,848
South Carolina 1,846
New Mexico 1,838
Minnesota 1,828
Vermont 1,815
Connecticut 1,804
Alabama 1,800
Delaware 1,800
North Carolina 1,800
Arkansas 1,792
Alaska 1,789
North Dakota 1,788
Louisiana 1,786
Kansas 1,782
Oregon 1,780
New Hampshire 1,768
New York 1,764
Arizona 1,763
Kentucky 1,750
Oklahoma 1,746
Massachusetts 1,744
Indiana 1,742
New Jersey 1,740
Nebraska 1,714
West Virginia 1,714
Nevada 1,712
Pennsylvania 1,700
Florida 1,694
Rhode Island 1,688
Wisconsin 1,669
Maine 1,663
Missouri 1,650
Illinois 1,632
California 1,625
Ohio 1,620
Iowa 1,550
Michigan 1,530
Hawaii 1,308
Washington, D.C. 1,000

Source: Realtor.com

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