US’ List of Cities with Cost-Burdened Households

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Although the unemployment rate in the country has significantly improved, this doesn’t make that much difference in the housing market in the country.

Across the United States, individuals and families continue to experience the burden of housing cost.

SmartAsset, a financial technology company, rounded up the 34 cities across the country that has 13% of its households that are severely cost-burdened. It turns out that California remains to be hard-pressed among all other states. Almost half of the cities on the list are in the Golden State.

Cost-burdened households are classified as those who spend half of their income on housing alone.

Here’s the complete list of the 34 cities and their percentage of severely cost-burdened households:

34. Detroit, Michigan – 13.06%
33. Shreveport, Louisiana – 13.12%
32. West Covina, California – 13.17%
31. Oxnard, California – 13.25%
30. Escondido, California – 13.29%
29. Boston, Massachusetts – 13.36%
28. Warwick, Rhode Island – 13.46%
27. San Diego, California – 13.51%
26. San Francisco, California – 13.55%
25. Irvine, California – 13.59%
24. New Orleans, Louisiana – 13.62%
23. Norfolk, Virginia – 13.65%
22. Hampton, Virginia – 13.75%
21. Anaheim, California – 13.88%
20. Fontana, California – 13.89%
19. Chicago, Illinois – 14.05%
18. Orange, California – 14.14%
17. Garden Grove, California – 14.31%
16. Thousand Oaks, California – 14.32%
15. Oakland, California – 14.44%
14. Jurupa Valley, California – 14.56%
13. Fort Lauderdale, Florida – 15.08%
12. Toms River, New Jersey – 15.14%
11. Chula Vista, California – 15.38%
10. Stamford, Connecticut – 15.42%
9. Norwalk, Connecticut – 16.26%
8. Yonkers, New York – 16.34%
7. Hollywood, Florida – 16.87%
6. New York, New York – 18.11%
5. Los Angeles, California – 19.13%
4. Pompano Beach, Florida – 19.57%
3. Hialeah, Florida – 21.33%
2. Miami, Florida – 24.58%
1. Newark, New Jersey – 26.4%

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