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Old 12-07-2018, 06:37 PM
 
Location: City of North Las Vegas, NV
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Indianapolis usually makes the list
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Old 12-07-2018, 08:11 PM
 
Location: New York NY
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Id say Harrisburg and Albany, depending on if one feels they are big enough, would offer shorter commutes and relatively affordable housing with that income(and even quite a bit lower).
Yep. These two in the Northeast, though they a bit far from bigger cities.
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Old 12-07-2018, 08:53 PM
 
Location: Erie, PA
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Detroit
Indianapolis
Cleveland
Pittsburgh
Cincinnati
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Old 12-07-2018, 08:57 PM
 
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Detroit
Indianapolis
Cleveland
Pittsburgh
Cincinnati
ew, rustbelt.
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Old 12-08-2018, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Beautiful and sanitary DC
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ew, rustbelt.
They asked about affordable, and a high "ew" factor is almost guaranteed to make somewhere affordable. Speaking of which, Lansing is a rare capitol+college town that's also often ranked as one of the most affordable housing markets.

So's Columbia, SC, which is not in the rust belt!
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Old 12-08-2018, 08:05 PM
 
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ew, rustbelt.
Read the criteria! The OP didn't say no Rustbelt. He simply wants affordable for a $120 hhld. budget, no long commute, and available government jobs. Most of those suggested seem to meet those criteria, Rust Belt or not.
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Old 12-09-2018, 01:11 PM
 
Location: NC
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Columbia SC
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Old 12-09-2018, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Sacramento CA
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Sacramento
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Old 12-09-2018, 08:38 PM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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ew, rustbelt.
Downvote.
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Old 12-10-2018, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Ohio
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Detroit
Indianapolis
Cleveland
Pittsburgh
Cincinnati
...Literally only one of these cities is a capitol city.

To answer the question as many have said,

Larger State Capitols + Affordable:

St Paul
Columbus
Indianpolis
Phoenix

Mid-Size + Affordable:

Albany
Madison
Salt Lake City (kind of)
Raleigh
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