Unaffordable housing came to a head during the pandemic as communities across the country saw unprecedented rises in housing costs.
The unprecedented rise in housing prices since 2020 has affected renters more than homeowners—especially in places that were already unaffordable.
Find information on housing affordability by county and compare within your state. See the average share of wages spent on rent and mortgages in every U.S. county.
Recreation dependence, population growth from new residents, and income inequality are strongly associated with less affordable housing in non-metro counties.