The Average Presidential Candidate’s House Is Twice as Big as the Average American’s

Fun facts about the big houses of 2016’s White House contenders.


You don’t have to have a big or expensive house to run for the White House, but it is one thing that most of the Republicans and Democrats currently running for president do have in common. The average value of their homes is $5.4 million (or $1.5 million if you factor out Donald Trump.) Here are more stats on the properties the candidates call home (and second home):

Sources: Property records and reported estimates of home values. Price of US house: Census Bureau
Does not include governors’ mansions. Gov. Bobby Jindal’s house is still under construction.

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