Local home sales were down both in numbers and prices, according to the latest report from the real estate industry.

The number of homes sold in Knox County from Feb. 1 through April 30 was 67, down 13 percent from 77 for the same period in 2010, according to the Maine Real Estate Information Service Inc. report.

The median price of the local 67 single-family homes sold in the three-month stretch in 2011 was $155,000, down 2 percent from $158,000 in 2010.

The median price in 2011 is also less than the $202,000 in the same period in 2009, $200,000 in 2008 and $226,500 for the same three months in 2007.

The Knox County market remained better than the state on average. In Maine, sales dropped 18 percent from last year while the median price dropped nearly 2.5 percent to $160,000.

Only Washington County saw an increase in sales and that was from 12 to 13. Median prices varied across the state with six of the 16 counties experiencing increased prices.

The median price of a home in Maine ranged from a high of $217,750 in Cumberland County to a low of $67,000 in Aroostook County.

This spring has seen mixed economic signs. Retail sales have been stagnant in the Midcoast and unemployment has remained well above seasonal norms.