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The Impact of the Pandemic to be felt Hardest Among Renters in the Deep South

TUESDAY, AUG 25, 2020

The impact of the coronavirus pandemic is being felt hardest among renters in the Deep South, according to a Social Explorer analysis of the Census Bureau’s July 26 Household Pulse Survey. Slightly less than 38 percent of renters in Mississippi either didn’t pay or deferred their most recent rent payment,  almost double the 20.3 percent national average.

Other states where renters are hard-pressed include Alabama (34.8 percent), South Carolina (32.8 percent), New York (32 percent), Tennessee (31.3 percent), and Ohio (29.8 percent). Nebraska had the lowest rate, with only 6.2 percent of renters either deferring or skipping their latest payments. Check out the percentage of renters in your state with Social Explorer’s online mapping tools.


Renter-Occupied Housing in the U.S., 2018. Click here to explore further.

Author: Frank Bass

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