Special Report

America's 25 Least Affordable Housing Markets

Source: WIkimedia Commons

25. Prince William County, Virginia
> Metro area: Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
> Avg. % of wage spent on housing: 56.0%
> Avg. monthly wage: $3,827
> Median home ownership cost: $2,108
> Median rent, 3 bedrooms: $2,300

Source: Thinkstock

24. Los Angeles County, California
> Metro area: Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
> Avg. % of wage spent on housing: 56.9%
> Avg. monthly wage: $5,000
> Median home ownership cost: $3,514
> Median rent, 3 bedrooms: $2,249

Source: Thinkstock

23. Rockland County, New York
> Metro area: New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
> Avg. % of wage spent on housing: 58.4%
> Avg. monthly wage: $4,403
> Median home ownership cost: $2,677
> Median rent, 3 bedrooms: $2,293

Source: John Phelan / Wikimedia Commons

22. Barnstable County, Massachusetts
> Metro area: Barnstable Town, MA
> Avg. % of wage spent on housing: 59.2%
> Avg. monthly wage: $3,781
> Median home ownership cost: $2,396
> Median rent, 3 bedrooms: $1,669

Source: Thinkstock

21. San Diego County, California
> Metro area: San Diego-Carlsbad, CA
> Avg. % of wage spent on housing: 59.7%
> Avg. monthly wage: $4,870
> Median home ownership cost: $3,293
> Median rent, 3 bedrooms: $2,507