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America's Cheapest Cities Where Everyone Wants to Live Right Now

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35. Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA
> Total population: 655,409
> Pop. growth due to net migration, 2010-2018: +8.6% (+49,051)
> Cost of living: 6.5% less than nat’l avg.
> Median home value: $195,300
> Median household income: $71,352 (top 25%)

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34. Sioux Falls, SD
> Total population: 265,653
> Pop. growth due to net migration, 2010-2018: +8.7% (+19,823)
> Cost of living: 8.4% less than nat’l avg.
> Median home value: $199,500
> Median household income: $61,196

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33. Burlington, NC
> Total population: 166,436
> Pop. growth due to net migration, 2010-2018: +8.9% (+13,430)
> Cost of living: 10.9% less than nat’l avg.
> Median home value: $151,900
> Median household income: $49,979 (bottom 25%)

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32. Durham-Chapel Hill, NC
> Total population: 575,412
> Pop. growth due to net migration, 2010-2018: +9.0% (+45,535)
> Cost of living: 4.8% less than nat’l avg.
> Median home value: $250,200 (top 25%)
> Median household income: $62,114

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31. Bismarck, ND
> Total population: 132,678
> Pop. growth due to net migration, 2010-2018: +9.6% (+11,045)
> Cost of living: 7% less than nat’l avg.
> Median home value: $258,700 (top 25%)
> Median household income: $70,550 (top 25%)

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