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These Counties Have the Cheapest Rent in the US

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45. Zapata County, Texas
> Median monthly rental cost: $513
> Share of income typically spent on rent: 35.3% — 93rd highest of 2,761 counties (tied)
> Rental occupied housing units: 29.9% — 1,022nd highest of 2,761 counties
> Median home value: $88,700 — 328th lowest of 2,761 counties (tied)

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44. Johnson County, Georgia
> Median monthly rental cost: $513
> Share of income typically spent on rent: 32.8% — 217th highest of 2,761 counties (tied)
> Rental occupied housing units: 29.1% — 1,127th highest of 2,761 counties
> Median home value: $68,900 — 53rd lowest of 2,761 counties (tied)

43. Wilcox County, Georgia
> Median monthly rental cost: $513
> Share of income typically spent on rent: 27.1% — 1,159th lowest of 2,761 counties (tied)
> Rental occupied housing units: 23.4% — 769th lowest of 2,761 counties
> Median home value: $62,000 — 24th lowest of 2,761 counties

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42. Clinton County, Kentucky
> Median monthly rental cost: $511
> Share of income typically spent on rent: 21.5% — 133rd lowest of 2,761 counties (tied)
> Rental occupied housing units: 30.1% — 979th highest of 2,761 counties
> Median home value: $77,900 — 126th lowest of 2,761 counties (tied)

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41. Clinch County, Georgia
> Median monthly rental cost: $509
> Share of income typically spent on rent: 25.9% — 841st lowest of 2,761 counties (tied)
> Rental occupied housing units: 21.2% — 444th lowest of 2,761 counties
> Median home value: $71,800 — 70th lowest of 2,761 counties (tied)

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