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These Counties Have the Cheapest Rent in the US

30. Wright County, Missouri
> Median monthly rental cost: $493
> Share of income typically spent on rent: 31.0% — 440th highest of 2,761 counties (tied)
> Rental occupied housing units: 24.2% — 899th lowest of 2,761 counties
> Median home value: $109,100 — 768th lowest of 2,761 counties (tied)

29. Leslie County, Kentucky
> Median monthly rental cost: $491
> Share of income typically spent on rent: 32.6% — 228th highest of 2,761 counties (tied)
> Rental occupied housing units: 14.7% — 34th lowest of 2,761 counties
> Median home value: $69,000 — 55th lowest of 2,761 counties

28. Lewis County, Kentucky
> Median monthly rental cost: $491
> Share of income typically spent on rent: 29.1% — 877th highest of 2,761 counties (tied)
> Rental occupied housing units: 23.2% — 733rd lowest of 2,761 counties
> Median home value: $68,300 — 50th lowest of 2,761 counties

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27. Benton County, Mississippi
> Median monthly rental cost: $490
> Share of income typically spent on rent: 18.9% — 32nd lowest of 2,761 counties (tied)
> Rental occupied housing units: 19.1% — 229th lowest of 2,761 counties
> Median home value: $82,800 — 203rd lowest of 2,761 counties (tied)

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26. Jefferson County, Oklahoma
> Median monthly rental cost: $483
> Share of income typically spent on rent: 28.1% — 1,216th highest of 2,761 counties (tied)
> Rental occupied housing units: 24.7% — 961st lowest of 2,761 counties
> Median home value: $64,800 — 34th lowest of 2,761 counties

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