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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. United States, 2005-2010

North Carolina vs U.S. Year Percentage of Renter-Occupied Housing Units Lower Limit Upper Limit
North Carolina 2005 42.3% 41.5% 43.1%
North Carolina 2006 42.7% 41.8% 43.6%
North Carolina 2007 42.7% 41.8% 43.6%
North Carolina 2008 41.8% 40.9% 42.7%
North Carolina 2009 45.6% 44.9% 46.3%
North Carolina 2010 47.2% 46.5% 47.9%
United States 2005 45.7% 45.5% 45.9%
United States 2006 46.0% 45.9% 46.1%
United States 2007 45.6% 45.4% 45.8%
United States 2008 46.1% 46.0% 46.2%
United States 2009 47.7% 47.6% 47.8%
United States 2010 48.9% 48.8% 49.0%

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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