Special Report

America's 25 Least Affordable Housing Markets

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20. El Dorado County, California
> Annual wages as pct. of median sales price: 11.2%
> Income needed to buy a house: $119,028
> Avg. annual wages: $49,699
> Q4 median sales price: $444,750
> Housing units: 89,286

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19. Los Angeles County, California
> Annual wages as pct. of median sales price: 11.0%
> Income needed to buy a house: $155,727
> Avg. annual wages: $64,350
> Q4 median sales price: $585,000
> Housing units: 3,506,903

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18. Richmond County, New York
> Annual wages as pct. of median sales price: 10.5%
> Income needed to buy a house: $132,669
> Avg. annual wages: $51,337
> Q4 median sales price: $490,000
> Housing units: 179,179

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17. Alameda County, California
> Annual wages as pct. of median sales price: 10.2%
> Income needed to buy a house: $193,409
> Avg. annual wages: $75,556
> Q4 median sales price: $738,500
> Housing units: 596,898

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16. Santa Barbara County, California
> Annual wages as pct. of median sales price: 10.1%
> Income needed to buy a house: $143,137
> Avg. annual wages: $53,846
> Q4 median sales price: $535,000
> Housing units: 155,339