Around where I am, it depends on whether you’re in the Chesapeake flood plain. I’m less than a mile from the bay, as the crow flies, but I’m on a plateau about 90 feet above sea level, so a basement is no problem. But I live just a few minutes from houses that can’t realistically have basements.
States are big places, and in some parts of them, houses will have basements, and other parts, not. The house I grew up in in northern Virginia had a basement; houses in Newport News, where I lived a bit later, didn’t.