Special Report

The City With the Lowest Housing Costs in Every State

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Oklahoma: Lawton
> Est. annual housing costs: $9,072 (Oklahoma: $10,059)
> Median family income: $65,335 (Oklahoma: $67,511)
> Homeownership rate: 54.4% (Oklahoma: 66.1%)
> Median home value: $121,500 (Oklahoma: $142,400)
> No. of metros considered in ranking: 4

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Oregon: Medford
> Est. annual housing costs: $12,468 (Oregon: $15,607)
> Median family income: $70,436 (Oregon: $80,630)
> Homeownership rate: 64.3% (Oregon: 62.8%)
> Median home value: $294,500 (Oregon: $336,700)
> No. of metros considered in ranking: 8

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Pennsylvania: Johnstown
> Est. annual housing costs: $8,688 (Pennsylvania: $12,412)
> Median family income: $65,560 (Pennsylvania: $80,996)
> Homeownership rate: 74.7% (Pennsylvania: 69.0%)
> Median home value: $94,900 (Pennsylvania: $187,500)
> No. of metros considered in ranking: 17

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Rhode Island: Providence-Warwick
> Est. annual housing costs: $13,776 (Rhode Island: $14,502)
> Median family income: $89,555 (Rhode Island: $89,330)
> Homeownership rate: 62.0% (Rhode Island: 61.6%)
> Median home value: $290,500 (Rhode Island: $276,600)
> No. of metros considered in ranking: 1

*Because Providence-Warwick is the only eligible metro in Rhode Island, it is the metro with the lowest highest housing costs by default.

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South Carolina: Florence
> Est. annual housing costs: $9,708 (South Carolina: $11,096)
> Median family income: $58,215 (South Carolina: $68,813)
> Homeownership rate: 67.0% (South Carolina: 70.1%)
> Median home value: $125,100 (South Carolina: $170,100)
> No. of metros considered in ranking: 7

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