Percent of Americans Who Can’t Afford Their Mortgage

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Percent of Mortgaged Owners Spending 30% or More of Household Income on Selected Monthly Owner Cost. United States Average 37.5%. The Risk Index represents a combination of the percent overpaying with percent of homes foreclosed on and represents states which are at risk of having more foreclosures.
Rank State Percent Overspending Foreclosure Rate Risk Index
1 Nevada 47.1 3.376 159
2 California 52.2 1.921 100
3 Florida 49.2 2.002 98
4 Michigan 36.6 1.947 71
5 Arizona 40.9 1.516 62
6 Colorado 35.7 1.919 68
7 Georgia 35.9 1.566 56
8 Ohio 31.1 1.797 55
9 Illinois 38.2 1.25 47
10 New Jersey 46.8 0.902 42
United States 37.5 1.033 38
11 Connecticut 40.5 0.833 33
12 Tennessee 32.9 0.983 32
13 Maryland 38.5 0.83 31
14 Utah 35.4 0.852 30
15 Texas 31.2 0.936 29
16 Indiana 27.4 1.027 28
17 Massachusetts 40.0 0.66 26.4
18 Missouri 29.1 0.906 26.3
19 North Carolina 32.3 0.739 23.8
20 Washington 40.9 0.573 23.4
21 Oregon 41.5 0.543 22.5
22 Idaho 36.6 0.611 22.3
23 New York 40.9 0.493 20
24 Virginia 36.0 0.514 18
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25 Rhode Island 43.3 0.41 17.7
26 Minnesota 33.6 0.513 17.2
27 Wisconsin 34.5 0.486 16
28 Alaska 32.8 0.486 15
29 Arkansas 27.1 0.513 13.9
30 Oklahoma 25.8 0.52 13.4
31 New Mexico 34.2 0.357 12.2
32 Nebraska 25.4 0.474 12
33 District of Columbia 38.9 0.28 10.
34 Pennsylvania 32.6 0.302 9.8
35 Hawaii 49.2 0.197 9.6
36 Delaware 36.0 0.266 9.5
37 Montana 34.7 0.268 9.2
38 New Hampshire 41.1 0.212 8
39 Alabama 29.5 0.268 7.9
40 Kentucky 27.9 0.274 7.6
41 Iowa 23.3 0.314 7.3
42 South Carolina 32.1 0.22 7
43 Louisiana 28.6 0.204 5.8
44 Kansas 25.2 0.203 5.1
45 Wyoming 26.7 0.151 4
46 Mississippi 33.1 0.114 3
47 North Dakota 21.3 0.082 1.7
48 Maine 36.3 0.042 1.5
49 West Virginia 24.2 0.053 1.2
50 Vermont 38.1 0.009 0.3
51 South Dakota 25.6 0.007 0.1
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Sources: Statistic Brain Research Institute, Rasmussen Reports
Content Author: Statistic Brain

Date research was conducted: September 4, 2016

Percent of Americans Who Can’t Afford Their Mortgage

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