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Data for Percentage of Renter-Occupied Units Spending 30 Percent or More of Household Income on Rental Housing by County, 2006-2010

County Percentage of Renter-Occupied Housing Units Lower Limit Upper Limit
Alamance 45.2% 42.5% 47.9%
Alexander 39.2% 32.4% 46.0%
Alleghany 45.4% 33.3% 57.5%
Anson 40.2% 32.8% 47.6%
Ashe 39.2% 31.8% 46.6%
Avery 46.6% 37.8% 55.4%
Beaufort 40.9% 36.3% 45.5%
Bertie 55.5% 47.4% 63.6%
Bladen 35.2% 29.9% 40.5%
Brunswick 44.1% 40.0% 48.2%
Buncombe 42.6% 40.5% 44.7%
Burke 40.2% 36.8% 43.6%
Cabarrus 42.0% 38.8% 45.2%
Caldwell 40.4% 36.0% 44.8%
Camden 47.3% 29.5% 65.1%
Carteret 40.8% 37.0% 44.6%
Caswell 42.6% 35.6% 49.6%
Catawba 40.5% 37.5% 43.5%
Chatham 42.2% 37.1% 47.3%
Cherokee 30.8% 23.5% 38.1%
Chowan 35.4% 28.1% 42.7%
Clay 40.8% 26.8% 54.8%
Cleveland 43.4% 40.5% 46.3%
Columbus 43.0% 38.3% 47.7%
Craven 43.8% 40.4% 47.2%
Cumberland 43.1% 41.6% 44.6%
Currituck 46.4% 35.6% 57.2%
Dare 50.0% 43.2% 56.8%
Davidson 37.5% 34.8% 40.2%
Davie 33.8% 27.2% 40.4%
Duplin 33.8% 29.8% 37.8%
Durham 47.1% 45.3% 48.9%
Edgecombe 45.9% 41.9% 49.9%
Forsyth 46.1% 44.3% 47.9%
Franklin 41.3% 36.0% 46.6%
Gaston 44.8% 42.3% 47.3%
Gates 28.2% 16.2% 40.2%
Graham 43.1% 30.5% 55.7%
Granville 36.8% 31.5% 42.1%
Greene 32.8% 25.2% 40.4%
Guilford 46.8% 45.4% 48.2%
Halifax 47.9% 43.6% 52.2%
Harnett 44.0% 41.0% 47.0%
Haywood 39.3% 34.7% 43.9%
Henderson 43.0% 38.5% 47.5%
Hertford 43.5% 38.4% 48.6%
Hoke 49.3% 43.2% 55.4%
Hyde 44.3% 15.8% 72.8%
Iredell 41.2% 37.7% 44.7%
Jackson 45.6% 39.9% 51.3%
Johnston 45.5% 42.4% 48.6%
Jones 27.3% 19.2% 35.4%
Lee 37.4% 32.4% 42.4%
Lenoir 50.3% 45.8% 54.8%
Lincoln 43.6% 39.1% 48.1%
Macon 35.8% 28.8% 42.8%
Madison 34.7% 26.3% 43.1%
Martin 46.3% 40.1% 52.5%
McDowell 28.6% 23.8% 33.4%
Mecklenburg 44.3% 43.3% 45.3%
Mitchell 25.9% 17.3% 34.5%
Montgomery 40.1% 33.1% 47.1%
Moore 37.7% 33.1% 42.3%
Nash 41.0% 37.8% 44.2%
New Hanover 51.0% 48.6% 53.4%
Northampton 35.4% 29.5% 41.3%
Onslow 40.5% 38.1% 42.9%
Orange 51.4% 48.9% 53.9%
Pamlico 33.6% 25.0% 42.2%
Pasquotank 46.5% 41.4% 51.6%
Pender 40.7% 34.2% 47.2%
Perquimans 53.8% 43.3% 64.3%
Person 32.3% 27.0% 37.6%
Pitt 53.2% 51.0% 55.4%
Polk 51.6% 42.6% 60.6%
Randolph 43.6% 40.4% 46.8%
Richmond 38.7% 33.5% 43.9%
Robeson 39.7% 36.1% 43.3%
Rockingham 39.7% 35.7% 43.7%
Rowan 40.0% 36.9% 43.1%
Rutherford 39.1% 34.2% 44.0%
Sampson 40.9% 37.0% 44.8%
Scotland 45.1% 40.0% 50.2%
Stanly 31.5% 27.0% 36.0%
Stokes 30.1% 25.0% 35.2%
Surry 40.7% 36.1% 45.3%
Swain 39.1% 30.7% 47.5%
Transylvania 48.2% 40.5% 55.9%
Tyrrell 35.0% 19.0% 51.0%
Union 47.0% 43.1% 50.9%
Vance 51.2% 46.4% 56.0%
Wake 44.6% 43.4% 45.8%
Warren 43.6% 35.7% 51.5%
Washington 52.5% 42.5% 62.5%
Watauga 66.0% 61.9% 70.1%
Wayne 39.6% 37.2% 42.0%
Wilkes 40.0% 35.4% 44.6%
Wilson 50.0% 46.5% 53.5%
Yadkin 37.4% 31.9% 42.9%
Yancey 27.1% 20.5% 33.7%

Data Notes

This indicator is derived from American Community Survey (ACS) data collected by the United States Census Bureau. The ACS is conducted on an annual basis and now replaces the long form portion of the Census. 

Data Sources

American Community Survey 

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Definition

The percentage of income that a household spends on rental housing is the ratio of monthly gross rent to monthly household income (total annual household income divided by 12). Gross rent is the contract rent plus the estimated average monthly cost of utilities (electricity, gas, and water and sewer) and fuels (oil, coal, kerosene, wood, etc.) if these are paid by the renter (or paid for the renter by someone else).

How We Calculated the Rates

Numerator: Number of renter-occupied units spending 30 percent or more of household income on gross rent
Denominator: Total number of renter-occupied housing units

Date Indicator Content Last Updated: 01/19/2012


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