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HOUSEHOLD INCOME SPENT ON RENT AND UTILITIES, 2012
State Percent (1) Rank (2) State Percent (1) Rank (2)
Alabama 42.6% 41 Montana 42.3% 44
Alaska 44.3 39 Nebraska 39.4 47
Arizona 47.7 13 Nevada 48.6 9
Arkansas 42.5 42 New Hampshire 46.1 24
California 54.6 1 New Jersey 51.3 3
Colorado 48.6 9 New Mexico 46.0 25
Connecticut 49.6 8 New York 50.4 4
Delaware 45.6 31 North Carolina 44.8 37
D.C. 45.8 28 North Dakota 31.7 51
Florida 54.2 2 Ohio 45.4 32
Georgia 47.7 13 Oklahoma 42.4 43
Hawaii 50.3 5 Oregon 50.0 6
Idaho 45.8 28 Pennsylvania 45.9 26
Illinois 47.0 17 Rhode Island 47.8 12
Indiana 45.4 32 South Carolina 46.3 23
Iowa 41.5 45 South Dakota 36.7 50
Kansas 40.9 46 Tennessee 45.3 34
Kentucky 42.7 40 Texas 44.5 38
Louisiana 45.7 30 Utah 46.4 20
Maine 47.2 16 Vermont 46.9 18
Maryland 48.0 11 Virginia 46.4 20
Massachusetts 46.8 19 Washington 47.7 13
Michigan 49.8 7 West Virginia 38.9 48
Minnesota 45.3 34 Wisconsin 45.9 26
Mississippi 45.2 36 Wyoming 38.8 49
Missouri 46.4 20 United States 48.1%  

(1) Percent of renter-occupied units spending 30 percent or more on rent and utilities such as electric, gas, water and sewer, and fuel (oil, coal, etc.) if paid by the renter.
(2) States with the same percentages receive the same rank.

Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau; American Community Survey.

 
HOUSEHOLD INCOME SPENT ON RENT AND UTILITIES, 2008 (1)
State Percent Rank (2) State Percent Rank (2)
Alabama 41.3% 36 Montana 40.4% 41
Alaska 38.0 47 Nebraska 37.7 48
Arizona 46.4 17 Nevada 47.3 11
Arkansas 42.3 34 New Hampshire 44.9 23
California 52.1 2 New Jersey 47.5 7
Colorado 47.3 11 New Mexico 42.7 32
Connecticut 48.2 5 New York 47.9 6
Delaware 47.5 7 North Carolina 41.8 35
D.C. 45.5 21 North Dakota 34.4 50
Florida 53.7 1 Ohio 44.1 24
Georgia 45.3 22 Oklahoma 40.0 44
Hawaii 50.4 3 Oregon 47.4 10
Idaho 41.3 36 Pennsylvania 43.6 27
Illinois 45.6 20 Rhode Island 46.5 15
Indiana 43.5 28 South Carolina 40.8 39
Iowa 39.7 45 South Dakota 34.9 49
Kansas 40.3 42 Tennessee 43.0 30
Kentucky 40.7 40 Texas 43.9 25
Louisiana 43.5 28 Utah 40.2 43
Maine 47.3 11 Vermont 47.5 7
Maryland 46.9 14 Virginia 43.7 26
Massachusetts 46.5 15 Washington 45.7 19
Michigan 48.8 4 West Virginia 38.2 46
Minnesota 46.4 17 Wisconsin 42.5 33
Mississippi 43.0 30 Wyoming 32.5 51
Missouri 41.1 38 United States 46.1%   

(1) Based on renter-occupied units spending 30 percent or more on rent and utilities such as electric, gas, water and sewer, and fuel (oil, coal, etc.) if paid by the renter.
(2) States with the same percentages receive the same rank.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau.

 
HOUSEHOLD INCOME SPENT ON RENT AND UTILITIES, 2009 (1)
State Percent Rank (2) State Percent Rank (2)
Alabama 44.2% 34 Montana 38.2% 47
Alaska 36.6 49 Nebraska 39.1 46
Arizona 48.0 13 Nevada 49.9 5
Arkansas 42.8 39 New Hampshire 45.8 24
California 52.8 2 New Jersey 49.9 5
Colorado 49.3 9 New Mexico 42.2 40
Connecticut 49.4 8 New York 48.8 11
Delaware 49.9 5 North Carolina 45.6 26
D.C. 46.7 20 North Dakota 36.7 48
Florida 55.9 1 Ohio 46.0 23
Georgia 47.6 14 Oklahoma 41.4 43
Hawaii 52.3 3 Oregon 48.5 12
Idaho 44.0 37 Pennsylvania 44.2 34
Illinois 47.4 15 Rhode Island 46.9 18
Indiana 45.3 30 South Carolina 44.9 32
Iowa 40.2 45 South Dakota 36.2 50
Kansas 41.9 41 Tennessee 45.5 28
Kentucky 41.7 42 Texas 45.5 28
Louisiana 44.3 33 Utah 45.8 24
Maine 46.5 21 Vermont 47.2 17
Maryland 49.2 10 Virginia 45.6 26
Massachusetts 46.3 22 Washington 47.3 16
Michigan 51.6 4 West Virginia 40.5 44
Minnesota 46.8 19 Wisconsin 45.3 30
Mississippi 44.1 36 Wyoming 32.8 51
Missouri 43.1 38 United States 47.7%  

(1) Based on renter-occupied units spending 30 percent or more on rent and utilities such as electric, gas, water and sewer, and fuel (oil, coal, etc.) if paid by the renter.
(2) States with the same percentages receive the same rank.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey.

 
HOUSEHOLD INCOME SPENT ON RENT AND UTILITIES, 2010
State Percent (1) Rank (2) State Percent (1) Rank (2)
Alabama 46.7% 28 Montana 39.9% 48
Alaska 41.5 45 Nebraska 41.0 46
Arizona 49.1 12 Nevada 50.3 9
Arkansas 43.3 40 New Hampshire 47.7 21
California 54.4 2 New Jersey 51.5 3
Colorado 49.0 13 New Mexico 42.4 41
Connecticut 50.5 8 New York 50.2 10
Delaware 50.9 7 North Carolina 47.2 24
D.C.  47.5 22 North Dakota 36.2 50
Florida 55.6 1 Ohio 47.9 19
Georgia 49.0 13 Oklahoma 41.8 43
Hawaii 51.3 4 Oregon 51.2 5
Idaho 46.9 27 Pennsylvania 46.3 34
Illinois 48.8 15 Rhode Island 48.1 18
Indiana 46.7 28 South Carolina 47.2 24
Iowa 42.3 42 South Dakota 37.2 49
Kansas 41.8 43 Tennessee 46.7 28
Kentucky 43.7 39 Texas 46.3 34
Louisiana 46.4 33 Utah 45.8 36
Maine 45.1 38 Vermont 49.9 11
Maryland 48.7 16 Virginia 46.6 31
Massachusetts 47.8 20 Washington 48.4 17
Michigan 51.2 5 West Virginia 40.2 47
Minnesota 47.5 22 Wisconsin 46.5 32
Mississippi 47.0 26 Wyoming 34.3 51
Missouri 45.8 36 United States 48.9%  

(1) Percent of renter-occupied units spending 30 percent or more on rent and utilities such as electric, gas, water and sewer, and fuel (oil, coal, etc.) if paid by the renter.
(2) States with the same percentages receive the same rank.

Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, American Community Survey.