Special Report

America's 25 Least Affordable Housing Markets

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15. San Mateo County, California
> Annual wages as pct. of median sales price: 10.0%
> Income needed to buy a house: $325,420
> Avg. annual wages: $125,580
> Q4 median sales price: $1,250,000
> Housing units: 275,109

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14. Napa County, California
> Annual wages as pct. of median sales price: 9.8%
> Income needed to buy a house: $147,487
> Avg. annual wages: $55,276
> Q4 median sales price: $562,500
> Housing units: 55,456

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13. Ventura County, California
> Annual wages as pct. of median sales price: 9.7%
> Income needed to buy a house: $151,656
> Avg. annual wages: $55,211
> Q4 median sales price: $571,000
> Housing units: 285,997

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12. San Francisco County, California
> Annual wages as pct. of median sales price: 9.2%
> Income needed to buy a house: $334,727
> Avg. annual wages: $115,466
> Q4 median sales price: $1,250,000
> Housing units: 390,376

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11. Orange County, California
> Annual wages as pct. of median sales price: 9.2%
> Income needed to buy a house: $184,022
> Avg. annual wages: $62,478
> Q4 median sales price: $677,000
> Housing units: 1,081,701

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