Special Report

Cities Where People Pay the Lowest Housing Costs

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50. Battle Creek, MI
> Est. annual housing costs: $6,624
> Median household income: $50,219 — 60th lowest of 376 metros
> Homeownership rate: 69.5% — 102nd highest of 376 metros
> Median home value: $115,500 — 21st lowest of 376 metros

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49. Fort Smith, AR-OK
> Est. annual housing costs: $6,612
> Median household income: $46,424 — 18th lowest of 376 metros
> Homeownership rate: 66.2% — 177th lowest of 376 metros
> Median home value: $119,500 — 24th lowest of 376 metros (tied)

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48. Wheeling, WV-OH
> Est. annual housing costs: $6,600
> Median household income: $49,928 — 55th lowest of 376 metros
> Homeownership rate: 74.5% — 26th highest of 376 metros
> Median home value: $115,200 — 19th lowest of 376 metros

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47. Sioux City, IA-NE-SD
> Est. annual housing costs: $6,588
> Median household income: $61,399 — 151st highest of 376 metros
> Homeownership rate: 67.7% — 157th highest of 376 metros
> Median home value: $137,300 — 60th lowest of 376 metros (tied)

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46. Jackson, TN
> Est. annual housing costs: $6,588
> Median household income: $48,146 — 36th lowest of 376 metros
> Homeownership rate: 65.1% — 144th lowest of 376 metros
> Median home value: $123,300 — 34th lowest of 376 metros

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