The city in every state with the cheapest rent

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Apartments Ben Franklin once said, “nothing is certain except death and taxes.” If he were alive today, he very well might add “rent” to that list. Major U.S. Census Bureau surveys show that 2014 marked 10 years of consecutive renter household growth. And, according to the Housing Vacancy Survey, this trend is on track to continue. More people are choosing to rent, even as they enter their “home-buying” years.

One common reason is the high cost of owning. In 2013, American housing prices began to see a slow but steady increase. They have not yet returned to pre-recession peak prices, but that’s where they are headed. Additionally, some popular cities are experiencing a sharper increase than others. In San Francisco, for example, the tech boom and geographically confined region create a high-demand, low-supply scenario that is driving housing prices through the roof.

For those looking to pay less for housing, the experts at FindTheHome are here to help. Using data from the 2014 American Community Survey, they looked at cities with populations greater than 15,000 people and found the cheapest city to live in each state.

#50. Alaska: Juneau

 

Population: 32,200
Gross Median Rent: $1,169 per month
Average Per Capita Income: $38,057

#49. Delaware: Wilmington

 

Population: 71,263
Gross Median Rent: $909 per month
Average Per Capita Income: $25,686

#48. New Hampshire: Laconia

 

Population: 16,007
Gross Median Rent: $872 per month
Average Per Capita Income: $28,702

#47. Hawaii: Hilo

 

Population: 44,549
Gross Median Rent: $850 per month
Average Per Capita Income: $24,384

#46. New Jersey: Atlantic City

 

Population: 39,521
Gross Median Rent: $844 per month
Average Per Capita Income: $18,282

#45. Nevada: Mesquite

 

Population: 16,072
Gross Median Rent: $827 per month
Average Per Capita Income: $24,865

#44. Connecticut: Willimantic

 

Population: 17,845
Gross Median Rent: $810 per month
Average Per Capita Income: $16,655

#43. Rhode Island: Woonsocket

 

Population: 41,136
Gross Median Rent: $805 per month
Average Per Capita Income: $21,716

#42. Vermont: Rutland

 

Population: 16,217
Gross Median Rent: $775 per month
Average Per Capita Income: $23,808

#41. Wyoming: Laramie

 

Population: 31,601
Gross Median Rent: $727 per month
Average Per Capita Income: $22,097

#40. Massachusetts: Holyoke

 

Population: 40,079
Gross Median Rent: $697 per month
Average Per Capita Income: $21,671

#39. Washington: Sunnyside

 

Population: 16,038
Gross Median Rent: $690 per month
Average Per Capita Income: $14,279

#38. California: Wasco

 

Population: 25,865
Gross Median Rent: $678 per month
Average Per Capita Income: $10,931

#37. Colorado: Canon City

 

Population: 16,410
Gross Median Rent: $675 per month
Average Per Capita Income: $20,681

#36. Oregon: Pendleton

 

Population: 16,830
Gross Median Rent: $648 per month
Average Per Capita Income: $22,893

#35. Utah: Cedar City

 

Population: 29,175
Gross Median Rent: $638 per month
Average Per Capita Income: $17,737

#34. Maine: Waterville

 

Population: 15,886
Gross Median Rent: $637 per month
Average Per Capita Income: $21,870

#33. Florida: Immokalee

 

Population: 24,021
Gross Median Rent: $635 per month
Average Per Capita Income: $10,029

#32. South Carolina: Anderson

 

Population: 26,798
Gross Median Rent: $630 per month
Average Per Capita Income: $18,974

#31. Idaho: Pocatello

 

Population: 54,466
Gross Median Rent: $625 per month
Average Per Capita Income: $21,326

#30. Nebraska: Norfolk

 

Population: 24,364
Gross Median Rent: $613 per month
Average Per Capita Income: $23,656

#29. New Mexico: Gallup

 

Population: 22,189
Gross Median Rent: $613 per month
Average Per Capita Income: $18,024

#28. North Dakota: Jamestown

 

Population: 15,407
Gross Median Rent: $613 per month
Average Per Capita Income: $27,478

#27. Indiana: Marion

 

Population: 29,403
Gross Median Rent: $596 per month
Average Per Capita Income: $18,479

#26. Montana: Butte-Silver Bow

 

Population: 33,481
Gross Median Rent: $596 per month
Average Per Capita Income: $23,848

#25. Virginia: Danville

 

Population: 42,704
Gross Median Rent: $595 per month
Average Per Capita Income: $20,569

#24. Kansas: Emporia

 

Population: 24,787
Gross Median Rent: $590 per month
Average Per Capita Income: $18,678

#23. New York: Lackawanna

 

Population: 18,037
Gross Median Rent: $590 per month
Average Per Capita Income: $20,459

#22. Wisconsin: Marshfield

 

Population: 18,514
Gross Median Rent: $585 per month
Average Per Capita Income: $26,637

#21. Georgia: Dublin

 

Population: 16,200
Gross Median Rent: $584 per month
Average Per Capita Income: $19,056

#20. Maryland: Cumberland

 

Population: 20,557
Gross Median Rent: $581 per month
Average Per Capita Income: $19,982

#19. Arkansas: Forrest City

 

Population: 15,122
Gross Median Rent: $577 per month
Average Per Capita Income: $14,346

#18. South Dakota: Aberdeen

 

Population: 26,979
Gross Median Rent: $576 per month
Average Per Capita Income: $25,468

#17. Illinois: East St. Louis

 

Population: 26,697
Gross Median Rent: $574 per month
Average Per Capita Income: $12,060

#16. Missouri: Kirksville

 

Population: 17,578
Gross Median Rent: $573 per month
Average Per Capita Income: $16,763

#15. Oklahoma: Tahlequah

 

Population: 16,190
Gross Median Rent: $572 per month
Average Per Capita Income: $17,727

#14. Louisiana: Opelousas

 

Population: 16,668
Gross Median Rent: $567 per month
Average Per Capita Income: $13,948

#13. Iowa: Fort Dodge

 

Population: 24,846
Gross Median Rent: $562 per month
Average Per Capita Income: $22,434

#12. Mississippi: Greenwood

 

Population: 15,873
Gross Median Rent: $555 per month
Average Per Capita Income: $16,592

#11. Michigan: Bay City

 

Population: 34,578
Gross Median Rent: $551 per month
Average Per Capita Income: $19,616

#10. North Carolina: Laurinburg

 

Population: 15,799
Gross Median Rent: $548 per month
Average Per Capita Income: $16,841

#9. Minnesota: Albert Lea

 

Population: 17,931
Gross Median Rent: $546 per month
Average Per Capita Income: $24,340

#8. West Virginia: Wheeling

 

Population: 28,129
Gross Median Rent: $544 per month
Average Per Capita Income: $24,831

#7. Alabama: Selma

 

Population: 20,276
Gross Median Rent: $530 per month
Average Per Capita Income: $15,698

#6. Ohio: Portsmouth

 

Population: 20,320
Gross Median Rent: $529 per month
Average Per Capita Income: $17,610

#5. Kentucky: Murray

 

Population: 18,375
Gross Median Rent: $525 per month
Average Per Capita Income: $18,263

#4. Arizona: Nogales

 

Population: 20,699
Gross Median Rent: $514 per month
Average Per Capita Income: $14,638

#3. Tennessee: Greeneville

 

Population: 15,015
Gross Median Rent: $509 per month
Average Per Capita Income: $20,436

#2. Texas: Mercedes

 

Population: 16,271
Gross Median Rent: $480 per month
Average Per Capita Income: $12,458

#1. Pennsylvania: Johnstown

 

Population: 20,576
Gross Median Rent: $466 per month
Average Per Capita Income: $16,153

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