Our neck of the woods has a majority of "The 8 Least Expensive Places to Live in the United States." I was kind and put the link to all at once, I had to do that stupid page though them one at a time. Hate that.
What I looked at the demographic data for Carbondale, from the 2000 Census, we had the smallest number of attached garages of any small city in the country. We also had the highest percentage of high school and college graduates per capita.