Special Report

This City Has the Lowest Rents in America

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1. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA
> Overall median monthly rent: $1,536
> Households occupied by renters: 35.7%
> Renters paying 35% or more of income on rent: 39.6%
> Avg. household size of rental units: 2.49 rooms

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2. Austin-Round Rock, TX
> Overall median monthly rent: $1,421
> Households occupied by renters: 42.4%
> Renters paying 35% or more of income on rent: 36.3%
> Avg. household size of rental units: 2.36 rooms

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3. Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD
> Overall median monthly rent: $1,600
> Households occupied by renters: 33.6%
> Renters paying 35% or more of income on rent: 40.0%
> Avg. household size of rental units: 2.34 rooms

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4. Birmingham-Hoover, AL
> Overall median monthly rent: $1,039
> Households occupied by renters: 32.3%
> Renters paying 35% or more of income on rent: 40.2%
> Avg. household size of rental units: 2.28 rooms

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5. Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH
> Overall median monthly rent: $2,400
> Households occupied by renters: 38.5%
> Renters paying 35% or more of income on rent: 39.3%
> Avg. household size of rental units: 2.23 rooms