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Housing cost burden

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development considers households as cost burdened if their housing costs exceed 30 percent of their income.
In 2014, 26 percent of Minnesota households with children paid more than 30 percent of their income for housing costs.

Since 2007, the percent of cost-burdened households has been slowly declining, however large gaps, in some cases of more than 40 percentage points, exist by race. Almost two thirds of Black households and almost half of Hispanic households are burdened by housing costs compared to only 22 percent of White households.

This document (.xlsx) provides the indicator data in table format.

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