The 15 most affordable places to live in America

  • ​1. Akron, Ohio

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    Monthly income spent on housing, utilities & commuting: 28.9%

    Median household income: $45,628

    Median listing price (as of August 2015): $120,450

    Akron had approximately 198,000 residents as of 2014. Its population fell by 0.6% between April 2010 and July 2014, compared to growth of 0.5% for the entire state of Ohio, according to the U.S. Census.