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(Stacker) – In California, where home prices are the highest in the country, many residents have to forego homeownership in favor of renting. But renting isn’t cheap either.

Stacker compiled a list of counties in California where people spend the highest percent of income on rent using data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Of course, saving money by owning a home is unattainable for many Californians who don’t have savings that could cover a down payment, those who are denied a mortgage, or both. Keep reading to see in which California counties most of people’s take-home pay goes to their monthly rent.

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#20. Solano County

– Median percent of income spent on housing: 25.1%
— Percent of households spending <20% of income on housing: 35.6%
— Percent of households spending >30% of income on housing: 37.0%
– Total occupied households: 149,865
– Median household income: $81,472
– Median monthly housing cost: $1,701

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#19. Marin County

– Median percent of income spent on housing: 25.1%
— Percent of households spending <20% of income on housing: 37.0%
— Percent of households spending >30% of income on housing: 39.0%
– Total occupied households: 105,432
– Median household income: $115,246
– Median monthly housing cost: $2,412

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#18. Tehama County

– Median percent of income spent on housing: 25.2%
— Percent of households spending <20% of income on housing: 35.8%
— Percent of households spending >30% of income on housing: 38.4%
– Total occupied households: 24,189
– Median household income: $44,514
– Median monthly housing cost: $934

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#17. San Joaquin County

– Median percent of income spent on housing: 25.2%
— Percent of households spending <20% of income on housing: 35.1%
— Percent of households spending >30% of income on housing: 38.4%
– Total occupied households: 228,567
– Median household income: $64,432
– Median monthly housing cost: $1,355

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#16. San Benito County

– Median percent of income spent on housing: 25.4%
— Percent of households spending <20% of income on housing: 33.3%
— Percent of households spending >30% of income on housing: 38.2%
– Total occupied households: 18,135
– Median household income: $86,958
– Median monthly housing cost: $1,840

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#15. Sonoma County

– Median percent of income spent on housing: 25.4%
— Percent of households spending <20% of income on housing: 35.8%
— Percent of households spending >30% of income on housing: 38.9%
– Total occupied households: 189,374
– Median household income: $81,018
– Median monthly housing cost: $1,717

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#14. Calaveras County

– Median percent of income spent on housing: 25.6%
— Percent of households spending <20% of income on housing: 38.4%
— Percent of households spending >30% of income on housing: 39.2%
– Total occupied households: 16,942
– Median household income: $63,158
– Median monthly housing cost: $1,349

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#13. San Luis Obispo County

– Median percent of income spent on housing: 25.8%
— Percent of households spending <20% of income on housing: 35.8%
— Percent of households spending >30% of income on housing: 39.4%
– Total occupied households: 105,981
– Median household income: $73,518
– Median monthly housing cost: $1,578

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#12. Humboldt County

– Median percent of income spent on housing: 25.8%
— Percent of households spending <20% of income on housing: 34.9%
— Percent of households spending >30% of income on housing: 42.0%
– Total occupied households: 54,679
– Median household income: $48,041
– Median monthly housing cost: $1,034

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#11. San Bernardino County

– Median percent of income spent on housing: 25.9%
— Percent of households spending <20% of income on housing: 34.3%
— Percent of households spending >30% of income on housing: 40.5%
– Total occupied households: 636,041
– Median household income: $63,362
– Median monthly housing cost: $1,367

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#10. Nevada County

– Median percent of income spent on housing: 25.9%
— Percent of households spending <20% of income on housing: 35.9%
— Percent of households spending >30% of income on housing: 40.2%
– Total occupied households: 40,855
– Median household income: $66,096
– Median monthly housing cost: $1,428

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#9. Mendocino County

– Median percent of income spent on housing: 26.1%
— Percent of households spending <20% of income on housing: 36.9%
— Percent of households spending >30% of income on housing: 39.3%
– Total occupied households: 34,408
– Median household income: $51,416
– Median monthly housing cost: $1,120

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#8. Orange County

– Median percent of income spent on housing: 26.2%
— Percent of households spending <20% of income on housing: 33.6%
— Percent of households spending >30% of income on housing: 41.1%
– Total occupied households: 1,037,492
– Median household income: $90,234
– Median monthly housing cost: $1,973

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#7. Ventura County

– Median percent of income spent on housing: 26.4%
— Percent of households spending <20% of income on housing: 34.0%
— Percent of households spending >30% of income on housing: 40.4%
– Total occupied households: 271,040
– Median household income: $88,131
– Median monthly housing cost: $1,941

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#6. Monterey County

– Median percent of income spent on housing: 26.5%
— Percent of households spending <20% of income on housing: 33.1%
— Percent of households spending >30% of income on housing: 42.3%
– Total occupied households: 127,155
– Median household income: $71,015
– Median monthly housing cost: $1,569

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#5. Riverside County

– Median percent of income spent on housing: 26.9%
— Percent of households spending <20% of income on housing: 33.6%
— Percent of households spending >30% of income on housing: 40.7%
– Total occupied households: 724,893
– Median household income: $67,005
– Median monthly housing cost: $1,502

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#4. Santa Barbara County

– Median percent of income spent on housing: 27.0%
— Percent of households spending <20% of income on housing: 33.5%
— Percent of households spending >30% of income on housing: 41.4%
– Total occupied households: 145,856
– Median household income: $74,624
– Median monthly housing cost: $1,676

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#3. Santa Cruz County

– Median percent of income spent on housing: 27.2%
— Percent of households spending <20% of income on housing: 34.5%
— Percent of households spending >30% of income on housing: 41.5%
– Total occupied households: 95,818
– Median household income: $82,234
– Median monthly housing cost: $1,864

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#2. San Diego County

– Median percent of income spent on housing: 27.3%
— Percent of households spending <20% of income on housing: 31.4%
— Percent of households spending >30% of income on housing: 42.6%
– Total occupied households: 1,125,286
– Median household income: $78,980
– Median monthly housing cost: $1,797

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#1. Los Angeles County

– Median percent of income spent on housing: 28.6%
— Percent of households spending <20% of income on housing: 29.3%
— Percent of households spending >30% of income on housing: 45.9%
– Total occupied households: 3,316,795
– Median household income: $68,044
– Median monthly housing cost: $1,620