Data Dictionary: ACS 2008 -- 2010 (3-Year Estimates)
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Table: B25071. Median Gross Rent As A Percentage Of Household Income In The Past 12 Months (Dollars) [1]
Universe: Renter-occupied housing units paying cash rent
Table Details
B25071. Median Gross Rent As A Percentage Of Household Income In The Past 12 Months (Dollars)
Universe: Renter-occupied housing units paying cash rent
Relevant Documentation:
Gross Rent as a Percentage of Household Income
Gross rent as a percentage of household income is a computed ratio of monthly gross rent to monthly household income (total household income divided by 12). The ratio is computed separately for each unit and is rounded to the nearest tenth. Units for which no rent is paid and units occupied by households that reported no income or a net loss comprise the category, "Not computed."

Gross rent as a percentage of household income provides information on the monthly housing cost expenses for renters. The information offers an excellent measure of housing affordability and excessive shelter costs. The data also serve to aid in the development of housing programs to meet the needs of people at different economic levels, and to provide assistance to agencies in determining policies on fair rent.