NJ Stats: Renter-Occupied Units Spending 30 Percent or More of Household Income on Rent and Utilities

5-Year Estimates

Rank State Percent
1 Florida 55.0%
2 California 53.0%
3 Hawaii 50.8%
4 Michigan 50.4%
5 New Jersey 49.9%
6 Connecticut 49.5%
7 New York 49.4%
8 Delaware 49.2%
9 Oregon 49.1%
10 Nevada 48.9%
11 Maryland 48.7%
12 Colorado 48.2%
13 Rhode Island 48.0%
14 Arizona 47.7%
14 Georgia 47.7%
14 Illinois 47.7%
14 Massachusetts 47.7%
18 Vermont 47.6%
19 Washington 46.9%
20 Minnesota 46.4%
21 Ohio 46.3%
22 Maine 46.2%
23 New Hampshire 45.7%
24 Indiana 45.2%
24 Louisiana 45.2%
24 Pennsylvania 45.2%
24 Virginia 45.2%
28 North Carolina 45.1%
28 Texas 45.1%
30 Tennessee 44.9%
31 Wisconsin 44.6%
32 Mississippi 44.4%
33 Alabama 44.1%
34 South Carolina 44.0%
35 Utah 43.9%
36 Idaho 43.7%
37 Missouri 43.7%
38 New Mexico 43.5%
39 Arkansas 42.9%
40 Kentucky 41.9%
41 Oklahoma 41.3%
42 Kansas 41.1%
43 Iowa 40.9%
44 Montana 39.5%
45 Nebraska 39.4%
46 Alaska 39.2%
47 West Virginia 38.8%
48 North Dakota 36.5%
49 South Dakota 35.7%
50 Wyoming 32.1%


The 50 State Average is
45.1%

New Jersey is 11% higher than the Average

Source: Population Reference Bureau. “Renter-Occupied Units Spending 30 Percent or More of Household Income on Rent and Utilities (5-Year ACS).” 2013. Accessed April 2014. http://www.prb.org/DataFinder/Topic/Rankings.aspx?ind=203