10 Cities Where Rents Are Rising the Least


Wichita, Kan.

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Average rent: $527

Annual increase:
2 percent

Unemployment rate:
8.3 percent

A strong healthcare sector has helped keeped Wichita’s unemployment rate below the national average, but layoffs at Boeing and other aircraft manufacturers have softened the demand for rental units and other types of homes. That could change in coming years, thanks to a huge new Boeing contract to build tanker jets for the Air Force, which is likely to bring hundreds of new jobs to the area.

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