Special Report

America's 25 Least Affordable Housing Markets

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5. Marin County, California
> Annual wages as pct. of median sales price: 7.3%
> Income needed to buy a house: $270,710
> Avg. annual wages: $73,554
> Q4 median sales price: $1,010,000
> Housing units: 112,606

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4. Maui County, Hawaii
> Annual wages as pct. of median sales price: 7.2%
> Income needed to buy a house: $162,717
> Avg. annual wages: $45,266
> Q4 median sales price: $627,969
> Housing units: 72,093

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3. New York County, New York
> Annual wages as pct. of median sales price: 6.7%
> Income needed to buy a house: $511,003
> Avg. annual wages: $124,462
> Q4 median sales price: $1,862,500
> Housing units: 872,645

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2. Santa Cruz County, California
> Annual wages as pct. of median sales price: 6.6%
> Income needed to buy a house: $208,178
> Avg. annual wages: $51,077
> Q4 median sales price: $770,000
> Housing units: 105,586

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1. Kings County, New York
> Annual wages as pct. of median sales price: 6.3%
> Income needed to buy a house: $197,830
> Avg. annual wages: $47,788
> Q4 median sales price: $760,000
> Housing units: 1,028,383

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