The price of homes in Knox County remained near a record high during the past three months.

The median price of single-family homes sold in Knox County from June 1 through Aug. 31 jumped 23 percent from a year ago, reaching $435,000. The record is $437,500, which was set from May 1 through July 31.

The Maine Real Estate Information System, Inc., a subsidiary of the Maine Association of Realtors, reported its monthly update on Wednesday, Sept. 21.

The $435,000 median price in Knox County was well above the statewide median of $350,000. The statistics also show the median price of single-family homes have doubled in Knox County since 2019.

The Maine State Housing Authority reported that in 2021, 66 percent of Knox County residents were unable to afford a median-priced home. A household would have needed an income last year of $88,217 to afford a median-priced home. To afford the current median price of $435,000, a household would need an income of about $114,000.

While prices skyrocketed, the number of sales during the past three months in Knox County fell 23 percent from a year ago (227 in 2021 to 174 in 2022).

Median home prices in Maine ranged from a high of $503,500 in Cumberland County to a low of $149,700 in Aroostook County.