Prices vary greatly all across the United States. There is not one across-the-board price. Cost goes up or down depending on which section of the country the breeder resides.
Not very long ago, it was common for breeders to ship puppies via
airplanes (alone and without an escort). This rarely happens any longer due to very strict regulations in place by the AKC (applicable to breeders that sell AKC registered pups).
For this reason, if you find you need to look out-of-state, you'll have to factor in either driving costs for you to pick up your new family member or an airplane ticket for you to personally transport the puppy.
You will find, generally speaking, that the element of "demand" plays quite a large role in determining price points for this amazing breed. While there are no exact records for how many Pomeranians are registered in the US, there are over 70 million dogs in the country (this includes both owned and those in shelters in need of rescue, purebreds and mixes).
If we take that number and cut it in half (to be more than fair and to make allowances for the mixed breeds), we have 35 million dogs.
If just 1% of those are purebred Pomeranians, that gives us a total number of 390,000 Pomeranian puppies and dogs in the USA at any one given time. And this, as you can imagine, is an
extremely conservative estimate considering that the Pom is in the top 20 most popular dog breeds and this breed makes up more than 1% of dogs.
This said, depending on where you live, there can be lots of available pups or they can be very scarce. For example, in New England, there are few Pomeranian breeders compared to other states.
So what does this mean to you and your wallet? Generally, this means that to locate a quality, AKC registered Pom that comes from a small home breeder will usually cost more than from a state in which there are a larger number of Pom pups available.