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.