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.
The HNC 2020 target, which is the target to be reached by 2020, is repeated in the data table for graphing purposes.
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
Number of renter-occupied units spending 30 percent or more of household income on gross rent
Total number of renter-occupied housing units
Date Indicator Content Last Updated: 01/19/2012
State Center for Health Statistics, N.C. Division of Public Health, Telephone: 919-733-4728, Fax: 919-733-8485