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.