# The city in every state with the cheapest rent

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

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## #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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