The state with the most smart homes may surprise you

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You wouldn’t buy a haunted house. But would you buy a smart home?

In both places, things move about by themselves. Everything you say and do is silently observed. Lights flick on and off without you even needing to clap.

Until now, the digital ghosts of the average smart home have been so busy spooking each other that they’ve not achieved much for their human roomies. Domestic smart devices have literally been on their own wavelength, unable to coordinate due to conflicting connectivity standards. Your fridge may want to talk to your doorbell, but it struggles to get a direct line.

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Pre-Fitted Smart Homes

But don’t let this spook you. Leading smart home players, including Amazon, Google Nest, and Samsung, are co-operating to develop ‘Matter,’ a standard to standardize all standards. Developments like Matter and our rekindled love for cozying-in post-pandemic have boosted the desirability of buying a ready-fitted smart home. North America is leading the way, and the market is forecast to grow from $84.5 billion to $138.9 billion by 2026.

So, American Home Shield decided to find where all the pre-fitted smart homes are. We analyzed Zillow listings for every American state and the 100 most populous cities to reveal which places have the most smart homes for sale, and which have the highest density of smart homes on the market.

Here are the states with the most smart home listings.

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Alaska

Number of smart home listings: 8

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Vermont

Number of smart home listings: 12

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South Dakota

Number of smart home listings: 14

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Rhode Island

Number of smart home listings: 15

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Maine

Number of smart home listings: 15

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Montana

Number of smart home listings: 22

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New Hampshire

Number of smart home listings: 23

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Wyoming

Number of smart home listings: 24

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West Virginia

Number of smart home listings: 31

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Arizona

Number of smart home listings: 40

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North Dakota

Number of smart home listings: 43

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New Mexico

Number of smart home listings: 53

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Kansas

Number of smart home listings: 54

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Delaware

Number of smart home listings: 56

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Nebraska

Number of smart home listings: 69

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Missouri

Number of smart home listings: 89

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Connecticut

Number of smart home listings: 92

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Hawaii

Number of smart home listings: 96

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Massachusetts

Number of smart home listings: 125

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Oregon

Number of smart home listings: 130

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Mississippi

Number of smart home listings: 139

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Utah

Number of smart home listings: 152

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Minnesota

Number of smart home listings: 158

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Kentucky

Number of smart home listings: 172

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Idaho

Number of smart home listings: 173

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Oklahoma

Number of smart home listings: 193

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Tennessee

Number of smart home listings: 199

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Maryland

Number of smart home listings: 201

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Nevada

Number of smart home listings: 220

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Washington

Number of smart home listings: 275

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Virginia

Number of smart home listings: 279

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Pennsylvania

Number of smart home listings: 289

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Michigan

Number of smart home listings: 322

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Colorado

Number of smart home listings: 327

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New Jersey

Number of smart home listings: 328

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Ohio

Number of smart home listings: 440

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Alabama

Number of smart home listings: 535

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Georgia

Number of smart home listings: 637

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Indiana

Number of smart home listings: 655

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Louisiana

Number of smart home listings: 716

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Wisconsin

Number of smart home listings: 734

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Arizona

Number of smart home listings: 736

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Illinois

Number of smart home listings: 844

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New York

Number of smart home listings: 856

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Iowa

Number of smart home listings: 1018

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California

Number of smart home listings: 1120

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North Carolina

Number of smart home listings: 1454

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South Carolina

Number of smart home listings: 1714

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Texas

Number of smart home listings: 2090

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Florida

Number of smart home listings: 2242

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Iowa is the State with the Most Smart Homes Per 1,000 Listings

Everyone knows boomers love gadgets. After all, this is the generation raised on The Jetsons. It turns out that retiring boomers are also happy to live in a gadget: there are 2,242 smart homes for sale in Florida, one of just six states to boast >1000 smart homes on the market.

One typical Florida property promises the following: Security Cameras, Network Video Recording, Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi, SMART: Thermostat, Lighting System, Fans, Security System, Watering System, Locks, Night Lights, Timed Landscape lights, Networked Security Cameras.

Part of Florida’s good showing is because it has more listings in total than any other state. But the smartest state per 1,000 listings is Iowa. In fact, Iowa has more than twice the density of smart homes found in any other state except for South Carolina. Ames, Iowa, is the site of a prototypical smart home running on 10G broadband. It features “everything from home security technology to a holographic television and a little robotic dog.”

 

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Is Buying Smart the Smart Choice?

It costs upwards of $3k to smartify a new home, not accounting for the stress, so buying smart certainly has appeal. But buyers need to do the math before figuring out if a home is worth the premium. In particular, the security of a home’s network and its connectivity protocols can compromise the economic and use-value of a networked home.

From the opposite point of view, you can boost your own home’s value by fitting it with smart infrastructure before putting it on the market – as long as you know what you’re doing. Because no potential buyer wants to be ghosted by a smart toilet that 404’s them instead of flushing.

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Methodology

We built a list of the 100 most populous cities in the U.S. as well as all states.

We then used the keyword search function on Zillow‘s real estate listings database to record the total number of homes with “smart” in the description for the 100 cities and every U.S. state.

Using the search function, we found the number of listings that contained the word “smart” in the description. Having recorded the total number of normal listings and smart home listings in each region, we calculated the proportion of smart homes per 1,000 listings for every city and state.

We found no guidelines for using trademark symbols when mentioning the individual products or brands. Property remains that of the companies mentioned.

The data was collected in Dec 2021.

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