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Data for Percentage of Renter-Occupied Units Spending 30 Percent or More of Household Income on Rental Housing North Carolina vs. HNC 2020 Target, 2008-2010

North Carolina vs. HNC2020 Year Percentage of Renter-Occupied Housing Units
North Carolina 2008 41.8%
North Carolina 2009 45.6%
North Carolina 2010 47.2%
HNC 2020 Target 2008 36.1%
HNC 2020 Target 2009 36.1%
HNC 2020 Target 2010 36.1%

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.  The HNC 2020 target, which is the target to be reached by 2020, is repeated in the data table for graphing purposes.

Data Sources

American Community Survey 

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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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