This won't be a surprise to anyone who actually lives in California. The Golden State takes up five out of ten spots on the Most Expensive Places To Live list, just released by the U.S. Census Bureau. The data comes from a 2009 American Community Survey, which gathers information on "socioeconomic, housing and demographic characteristics" about the nation. The list is a survey of the 50 most populated metro areas in the U.S. Just for reference, the national median property value for an "owner-occupied" residence is $185,200. The San Jose area tops the list at $638,300.
Hat Tip: Gawker.