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.