America’s 25 Least Affordable Housing Markets

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5. San Luis Obispo County, California
> Income needed to buy a house: $158,489
> Average annual wages: $47,034
> Q4 median sales price: $570,000
> Housing units: 119,399

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4. Monterey County, California
> Income needed to buy a house: $164,426
> Average annual wages: $47,528
> Q4 median sales price: $585,000
> Housing units: 140,169

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3. Santa Cruz County, California
> Income needed to buy a house: $212,239
> Average annual wages: $50,297
> Q4 median sales price: $750,500
> Housing units: 105,255

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2. Marin County, California
> Income needed to buy a house: $315,524
> Average annual wages: $71,162
> Q4 median sales price: $1,125,000
> Housing units: 112,259

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1. Kings County, New York
> Income needed to buy a house: $216,146
> Average annual wages: $46,982
> Q4 median sales price: $792,500
> Housing units: 1,021,747