The financial technology SmartAsset finds a small segment of Mercer County is the most affordable place to live in the Garden State.

SmartAsset's eighth annual study on the topic looked at factors such as taxes and homeowners insurance to determine affordability across New Jersey's hundreds of municipalities and came up with a top 10.

The logic: the less income you spend on owning a home, the more affordable it is.

New Jersey's top 10 touches eight different counties.

Most affordable places to live in New Jersey

SmartAsset released a study analyzing the most affordable places to live in New Jersey. The eighth annual study weighed several factors, including taxes, homeowners’ insurance, and home costs relative to the local median income.

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