Best Affordable Place in Pennsylvania: Cumberland County
Median family income: $73,878
Households spending more than 30 percent income on housing: 24.9 percent
Unemployment: 7 percent
Adult population with bachelor's degrees: 31.6 percent
Major cities: Carlisle, Mechanicsburg
Cumberland County is home to the Carlisle Barracks/U.S. Army War College and the Naval Support Station in Mechanicsburg. Carlisle, the largest city in the county, is home to Penn State's law school. The median home value in the county was $164,300 in March, estimates Zillow.com. Carlisle is located about 22 miles from Harrisburg, the state capital.