Special Report

43 Cities Where Most People Can’t Afford Their Homes

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28. El Paso, TX
> Households able to afford monthly payments: 68.1%
> Median monthly housing costs: $844
> Median household income: $48,800
> Population change, 2010-2020: +5.2%

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27. Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
> Households able to afford monthly payments: 67.8%
> Median monthly housing costs: $1,285
> Median household income: $74,000
> Population change, 2010-2020: +2.4%

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26. New Orleans-Metairie, LA
> Households able to afford monthly payments: 67.7%
> Median monthly housing costs: $970
> Median household income: $55,000
> Population change, 2010-2020: +6.9%

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25. Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA
> Households able to afford monthly payments: 67.7%
> Median monthly housing costs: $1,475
> Median household income: $77,200
> Population change, 2010-2020: +12.8%

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24. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL
> Households able to afford monthly payments: 67.6%
> Median monthly housing costs: $1,080
> Median household income: $57,200
> Population change, 2010-2020: +16.5%