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These Counties Have the Cheapest Rent in the US

50. Pulaski County, Illinois
> Median monthly rental cost: $518
> Share of income typically spent on rent: 24.5% — 529th lowest of 2,761 counties (tied)
> Rental occupied housing units: 25.4% — 1,076th lowest of 2,761 counties (tied)
> Median home value: $61,300 — 18th lowest of 2,761 counties (tied)

49. Clay County, West Virginia
> Median monthly rental cost: $517
> Share of income typically spent on rent: 36.4% — 55th highest of 2,761 counties (tied)
> Rental occupied housing units: 21.6% — 504th lowest of 2,761 counties
> Median home value: $86,100 — 270th lowest of 2,761 counties (tied)

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48. Wayne County, Tennessee
> Median monthly rental cost: $516
> Share of income typically spent on rent: 21.9% — 171st lowest of 2,761 counties (tied)
> Rental occupied housing units: 21.4% — 474th lowest of 2,761 counties
> Median home value: $109,100 — 768th lowest of 2,761 counties (tied)

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47. Green County, Kentucky
> Median monthly rental cost: $515
> Share of income typically spent on rent: 26.8% — 1,072nd lowest of 2,761 counties (tied)
> Rental occupied housing units: 27.8% — 1,293rd highest of 2,761 counties
> Median home value: $80,600 — 164th lowest of 2,761 counties (tied)

46. Lafayette County, Arkansas
> Median monthly rental cost: $513
> Share of income typically spent on rent: 37.8% — 26th highest of 2,761 counties (tied)
> Rental occupied housing units: 21.8% — 528th lowest of 2,761 counties
> Median home value: $60,800 — 17th lowest of 2,761 counties

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