California Most expensive housing market: San Francisco County Median home price: $1,087,599 Median mortgage payment: $4,395 Median household income: $87,701 (State: $67,739) Pct. homes valued $1,000,000+: 35.9%

The U.S. economic recovery and continued growth have had many positive effects on the nation and the population. For at least one group, however, the improving economy has had a negative impact — for potential homebuyers.

Along with incomes and low unemployment, the housing market continues to grow. The median sale price of a U.S. home is now close to a third of a million dollars, or over $100,000 more than it was just a decade ago.

Of course, housing markets are different from one another. While some might still be relatively inexpensive, others are well out of range for most Americans.

To determine the county with the most expensive housing market in every state, 24/7 Wall Street reviewed median home values of 3,119 counties and county equivalents as of the second quarter of 2017 from the National Association of Realtors. In the most expensive markets in states like New York, Massachusetts, California, and Virginia, the typical home is valued at well over $750,000. In California, the most expensive market has a median value in excess of $1 million. In other states, the most expensive market barely tops $200,000.

  • Most expensive housing market: Shelby County
  • Median home price: $213,550
  • Median mortgage payment: $863
  • Median household income: $72,310 (State: $46,257)
  • Pct. homes valued $1,000,000+: 0.8%
Alaska Most expensive housing market: Sitka City and Borough Median home price: $375,056 Median mortgage payment: $1,516 Median household income: $70,160 (State: $76,440) Pct. homes valued $1,000,000+: 0.2%
  • Most expensive housing market: Sitka City and Borough
  • Median home price: $375,056
  • Median mortgage payment: $1,516
  • Median household income: $70,160 (State: $76,440)
  • Pct. homes valued $1,000,000+: 0.2%
  • Most expensive housing market: Maricopa County
  • Median home price: $265,696
  • Median mortgage payment: $1,074
  • Median household income: $55,676 (State: $53,558)
  • Pct. homes valued $1,000,000+: 1.9%
  • Most expensive housing market: Benton County
  • Median home price: $187,490
  • Median mortgage payment: $758
  • Median household income: $59,016 (State: $44,334)
  • Pct. homes valued $1,000,000+: 0.7%
  • Most expensive housing market: San Francisco County
  • Median home price: $1,087,599
  • Median mortgage payment: $4,395
  • Median household income: $87,701 (State: $67,739)
  • Pct. homes valued $1,000,000+: 35.9%
  • Most expensive housing market: Pitkin County
  • Median home price: $748,919
  • Median mortgage payment: $3,027
  • Median household income: $69,789 (State: $65,685)
  • Pct. homes valued $1,000,000+: 33.7%

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  • Most expensive housing market: Fairfield County
  • Median home price: $429,548
  • Median mortgage payment: $1,736
  • Median household income: $86,670 (State: $73,433)
  • Pct. homes valued $1,000,000+: 14.2%
  • Most expensive housing market: New Castle County
  • Median home price: $276,771
  • Median mortgage payment: $1,119
  • Median household income: $66,283 (State: $61,757)
  • Pct. homes valued $1,000,000+: 1.0%
  • Most expensive housing market: Monroe County
  • Median home price: $454,051
  • Median mortgage payment: $1,835
  • Median household income: $60,303 (State: $50,860)
  • Pct. homes valued $1,000,000+: 10.5%
  • Most expensive housing market: Forsyth County
  • Median home price: $346,839
  • Median mortgage payment: $1,402
  • Median household income: $91,842 (State: $53,559)
  • Pct. homes valued $1,000,000+: 0.9%
  • Most expensive housing market: Honolulu County
  • Median home price: $705,856
  • Median mortgage payment: $2,853
  • Median household income: $77,161 (State: $74,511)
  • Pct. homes valued $1,000,000+: 12.0%
  • Most expensive housing market: Blaine County
  • Median home price: $456,220
  • Median mortgage payment: $1,844
  • Median household income: $58,086 (State: $51,807)
  • Pct. homes valued $1,000,000+: 16.6%
Illinois Most expensive housing market: DuPage County Median home price: $316,749 Median mortgage payment: $1,280 Median household income: $81,521 (State: $60,960) Pct. homes valued $1,000,000+: 3.0%
  • Most expensive housing market: DuPage County
  • Median home price: $316,749
  • Median mortgage payment: $1,280
  • Median household income: $81,521 (State: $60,960)
  • Pct. homes valued $1,000,000+: 3.0%
  • Most expensive housing market: Hamilton County
  • Median home price: $259,934
  • Median mortgage payment: $1,051
  • Median household income: $87,782 (State: $52,314)
  • Pct. homes valued $1,000,000+: 1.3%
  • Most expensive housing market: Dallas County
  • Median home price: $225,413
  • Median mortgage payment: $911
  • Median household income: $78,918 (State: $56,247)
  • Pct. homes valued $1,000,000+: 0.3%
  • Most expensive housing market: Johnson County
  • Median home price: $260,490
  • Median mortgage payment: $1,053
  • Median household income: $78,186 (State: $54,935)
  • Pct. homes valued $1,000,000+: 1.5%
  • Most expensive housing market: Oldham County
  • Median home price: $289,783
  • Median mortgage payment: $1,171
  • Median household income: $86,324 (State: $46,659)
  • Pct. homes valued $1,000,000+: 1.7%
  • Most expensive housing market: Orleans Parish
  • Median home price: $234,627
  • Median mortgage payment: $948
  • Median household income: $37,488 (State: $45,146)
  • Pct. homes valued $1,000,000+:…