Special Report

America's 25 Least Affordable Housing Markets

Source: segawa7 / Getty Images

10. Honolulu County, Hawaii
> Annual wages as pct. of median sales price: 9.2%
> Income needed to buy a house: $148,894
> Avg. annual wages: $52,455
> Q4 median sales price: $573,246
> Housing units: 346,374

Source: KarenWibbs / Getty Images

9. Sonoma County, California
> Annual wages as pct. of median sales price: 9.1%
> Income needed to buy a house: $156,249
> Avg. annual wages: $53,677
> Q4 median sales price: $591,000
> Housing units: 207,908

Source: gangliu10 / Getty Images

8. Monterey County, California
> Annual wages as pct. of median sales price: 8.9%
> Income needed to buy a house: $144,726
> Avg. annual wages: $47,736
> Q4 median sales price: $538,750
> Housing units: 140,548

Source: HaizhanZheng / Getty Images

7. Queens County, New York
> Annual wages as pct. of median sales price: 8.7%
> Income needed to buy a house: $169,514
> Avg. annual wages: $55,068
> Q4 median sales price: $630,000
> Housing units: 850,422

Source: Mada_cris / Getty Images

6. San Luis Obispo County, California
> Annual wages as pct. of median sales price: 8.5%
> Income needed to buy a house: $148,744
> Avg. annual wages: $47,684
> Q4 median sales price: $560,000
> Housing units: 120,182