Special Report

Cheapest Cities Where Everyone Wants to Live Right Now

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15. Bakersfield, CA
> Net inflow, July 2020 – April 2021: +5,267 people (0.6% of population)
> Cost of living: 3.0% less than nat’l avg.
> Top area people are searching online from: Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA (72.5% of all searches)
> Median home value: $235,800
> Median household income: $53,067

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14. Salisbury, MD-DE
> Net inflow, July 2020 – April 2021: +5,548 people (1.3% of population)
> Cost of living: 10.0% less than nat’l avg.
> Top area people are searching online from: Washington-Baltimore-Arlington, DC-MD-VA-WV-PA (67.9% of all searches)
> Median home value: $244,400
> Median household income: $61,283

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13. Boise City, ID
> Net inflow, July 2020 – April 2021: +6,424 people (0.8% of population)
> Cost of living: 6.4% less than nat’l avg.
> Top area people are searching online from: Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA (19.7% of all searches)
> Median home value: $293,700
> Median household income: $66,466

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12. Jacksonville, FL
> Net inflow, July 2020 – April 2021: +8,207 people (0.5% of population)
> Cost of living: 4.6% less than nat’l avg.
> Top area people are searching online from: Washington-Baltimore-Arlington, DC-MD-VA-WV-PA (10.9% of all searches)
> Median home value: $230,100
> Median household income: $65,880

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11. Raleigh-Cary, NC
> Net inflow, July 2020 – April 2021: +10,377 people (0.7% of population)
> Cost of living: 3.9% less than nat’l avg.
> Top area people are searching online from: New York-Newark, NY-NJ-CT-PA (19.2% of all searches)
> Median home value: $285,600
> Median household income: $80,096