Who Can Afford the Median-Priced Home in Their Metro?

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  • United States
  • Joint Center for Housing Studies
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Nationwide, 59% of households (or 64% on average across metros) can afford typical monthly payments in their metro area; however, only 39% of renters (or 45 percent on average across metros) earn sufficient income to afford monthly payments on the median-priced home in their metro. This interactive map reveals the share of residents that can afford payments on the median-priced single-family home across the US. The map includes information such as the percentage of rental households, median single-family house price, monthly payment amount, and median income for both owners and renters.


National Association of Realtors© and Moody's Analytics Forecasts; 2015 American Community Survey 1-Year estimates.