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Nearly 250 years after America gained its freedom, the land that once comprised the nation's original 13 colonies is still among the most desirable place to live, according to LendingTree. This comes despite home prices sitting close to $27,000 more than the country’s average.

The weighted average house value for the former 13 colonies is $239,351, considerably higher than the country's overall average of $212,635.

"It is difficult to pin down exactly why this is the case, but it likely has to do with the fact that the states that have been around since the nation's inception are still economic and cultural hubs, boasting some of the nation's largest economies, important landmarks and prestigious universities. As a result, despite their age, these areas are still attractive places for Americans to live," said a LendingTree report by Chief Economist Tendayi Kapfidze.

Consumers earning the local median income can afford average homes in each state.

On the heels of Independence Day, here's a look at housing affordability across the states occupying the nation's 13 original colonies.

The LendingTree data is ranked by most affordable states, based on local housing and income figures.
New York
No. 14 New York
Median income: $62,765
Median home price: $293,000
Likely monthly payment on median home: $1,172
Affordable monthly payment: $1,465
Monthly payment surplus: $292
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No. 13 Massachusetts
Median income: $74,167
Median home price: $352,600
Likely monthly payment on median home: $1,411
Affordable monthly payment: $1,731
Monthly payment surplus: $320
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No. 12 Rhode Island
Median income: $61,043
Median home price: $242,200
Likely monthly payment on median home: $969
Affordable monthly payment: $1,425
Monthly payment surplus: $455
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No. 11 New Jersey
Median income: $76,475
Median home price: $321,100
Likely monthly payment on median home: $1,285
Affordable monthly payment: $1,784
Monthly payment surplus: $500
Delaware
No. 10 Delaware
Median income: $63,036
Median home price: $238,600
Likely monthly payment on median home: $955
Affordable monthly payment: $1,471
Monthly payment surplus: $516
North Carolina
No. 9 North Carolina
Median income: $50,320
Median home price: $161,000
Likely monthly payment on median home: $644
Affordable monthly payment: $1,174
Monthly payment surplus: $530
Charleston, S.C.
No. 8 South Carolina
Median income: $48,781
Median home price: $148,600
Likely monthly payment on median home: $595
Affordable monthly payment: $1,138
Monthly payment surplus: $544
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No. 7 Virginia
Median income: $68,766
Median home price: $255,800
Likely monthly payment on median home: $1,024
Affordable monthly payment: $1,605
Monthly payment surplus: $581
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No. 6 West Virginia
Median income: $44,061
Median home price: $111,600
Likely monthly payment on median home: $447
Affordable monthly payment: $1,028
Monthly payment surplus: $582
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No. 5 Georgia
Median income: $52,977
Median home price: $158,400
Likely monthly payment on median home: $634
Affordable monthly payment: $1,236
Monthly payment surplus: $602
Connecticut homes
No. 4 Connecticut
Median income: $73,781
Median home price: $270,100
Likely monthly payment on median home: $1,081
Affordable monthly payment: $1,722
Monthly payment surplus: $641
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No. 3 Pennsylvania
Median income: $56,951
Median home price: $170,500
Likely monthly payment on median home: $682
Affordable monthly payment: $1,329
Monthly payment surplus: $647
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No. 2 Maryland
Median income: $78,916
Median home price: $296,500
Likely monthly payment on median home: $1,186
Affordable monthly payment: $1,841
Monthly payment surplus: $655
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No. 1 New Hampshire
Median income: $71,305
Median home price: $244,900
Likely monthly payment on median home: $980
Affordable monthly payment: $1,664
Monthly payment surplus: $684
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