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Rent Crunch

November 08, 1994

Southern Californians pay among the highest rents in the nation, judging by how much of their incomes go toward rent, according to figures released Monday by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here's a rundown of the nation's 10 largest metropolitan areas ranked by percent of median income required for rentals:

Percent of Rank Metro area Monthly rent median income 1 Miami $493 31.3% 2 San Diego 611 29.8 3 Riverside 562 29.7 4 Los Angeles 626 29.5 5 Sacramento 531 29.3 6 Anaheim 790 29.0 7 Nassau-Suffolk, N.Y. 778 29.0 8 Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. 575 29.0 9 Oakland 642 28.6 10 New Orleans 397 28.5

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

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