America’s 25 Least Affordable Housing Markets

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25. Barnstable County, Massachusetts
> Income needed to buy a house: $116,674
> Average annual wages: $47,190
> Q4 median sales price: $407,225
> Housing units: 161,632

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24. San Diego County, California
> Income needed to buy a house: $151,138
> Average annual wages: $60,944
> Q4 median sales price: $545,000
> Housing units: 1,187,644

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23. El Dorado County, California
> Income needed to buy a house: $124,489
> Average annual wages: $49,439
> Q4 median sales price: $444,500
> Housing units: 88,882

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22. Nassau County, New York
> Income needed to buy a house: $160,010
> Average annual wages: $61,360
> Q4 median sales price: $520,000
> Housing units: 467,127

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21. Los Angeles County, California
> Income needed to buy a house: $167,182
> Average annual wages: $63,947
> Q4 median sales price: $600,000
> Housing units: 3,490,118