How Much Do Arkansans Need to Make to Afford a One-Bedroom Apartment?


AROUND ARKANSAS-- According to an interactive map on the Washington Post, no single county in America has a one-bedroom 'housing wage' below the federal minimum wage of $7.25.

In Washington County, to afford a one bedroom apartment, the average employee needs to make $10.25 an hour.

According to the article, 30 counties in Arkansas are all tied for the honor of least expensive housing wage, at $7.98 an hour: Ashley County, Boone County, Bradley County, Calhoun County, Clay County, Columbia County, Desha County, Drew County, Franklin County, Fulton County, Howard County, Izard County, Jackson County, Lafayette County, Lawrence County, Logan County, Marion County, Mississippi County, Monroe County, Montgomery County, Nevada County, Newton County, Phillips County, Randolph County, Scott County, Searcy County, Sharp County, Stone County, Woodruff County and Yell County.

For a closer look at the map and the full report, click here and here.






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