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These Counties Have the Cheapest Rent in the US

40. Knott County, Kentucky
> Median monthly rental cost: $509
> Share of income typically spent on rent: 24.8% — 599th lowest of 2,761 counties (tied)
> Rental occupied housing units: 26.8% — 1,306th lowest of 2,761 counties
> Median home value: $52,300 — 6th lowest of 2,761 counties

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39. Monroe County, Arkansas
> Median monthly rental cost: $508
> Share of income typically spent on rent: 30.2% — 583rd highest of 2,761 counties (tied)
> Rental occupied housing units: 38.2% — 303rd highest of 2,761 counties
> Median home value: $73,500 — 76th lowest of 2,761 counties (tied)

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38. Holmes County, Mississippi
> Median monthly rental cost: $508
> Share of income typically spent on rent: 28.9% — 941st highest of 2,761 counties (tied)
> Rental occupied housing units: 41.0% — 212th highest of 2,761 counties
> Median home value: $58,600 — 14th lowest of 2,761 counties

37. Chariton County, Missouri
> Median monthly rental cost: $504
> Share of income typically spent on rent: 23.1% — 311th lowest of 2,761 counties (tied)
> Rental occupied housing units: 22.7% — 660th lowest of 2,761 counties
> Median home value: $100,700 — 577th lowest of 2,761 counties (tied)

36. Roane County, West Virginia
> Median monthly rental cost: $501
> Share of income typically spent on rent: 30.3% — 550th highest of 2,761 counties (tied)
> Rental occupied housing units: 23.9% — 829th lowest of 2,761 counties
> Median home value: $97,900 — 521st lowest of 2,761 counties (tied)

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