Special Report

The City With the Lowest Housing Costs in Every State

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Kansas: Topeka
> Est. annual housing costs: $9,612 (Kansas: $10,740)
> Median family income: $75,758 (Kansas: $77,620)
> Homeownership rate: 69.4% (Kansas: 66.2%)
> Median home value: $137,900 (Kansas: $157,600)
> No. of metros considered in ranking: 4

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Kentucky: Owensboro
> Est. annual housing costs: $9,852 (Kentucky: $9,687)
> Median family income: $68,358 (Kentucky: $65,893)
> Homeownership rate: 68.5% (Kentucky: 67.6%)
> Median home value: $139,300 (Kentucky: $147,100)
> No. of metros considered in ranking: 5

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Louisiana: Monroe
> Est. annual housing costs: $9,648 (Louisiana: $11,046)
> Median family income: $56,295 (Louisiana: $65,427)
> Homeownership rate: 63.2% (Louisiana: 66.6%)
> Median home value: $134,500 (Louisiana: $168,100)
> No. of metros considered in ranking: 9

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Maine: Lewiston-Auburn
> Est. annual housing costs: $11,364 (Maine: $13,104)
> Median family income: $70,817 (Maine: $76,192)
> Homeownership rate: 64.9% (Maine: 72.9%)
> Median home value: $166,600 (Maine: $198,000)
> No. of metros considered in ranking: 3

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Maryland: Cumberland
> Est. annual housing costs: $8,808 (Maryland: $17,840)
> Median family income: $63,095 (Maryland: $105,790)
> Homeownership rate: 71.7% (Maryland: 67.1%)
> Median home value: $131,300 (Maryland: $325,400)
> No. of metros considered in ranking: 5

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