HOUSEHOLD INCOME SPENT ON HOME OWNERSHIP COSTS, 2008 (1)
State Percent Rank (2) State Percent Rank (2)
Alabama 28.8% 38 Montana 33.5% 29
Alaska 32.5 31 Nebraska 26.6 46
Arizona 41.3 10 Nevada 48.9 4
Arkansas 27.5 44 New Hampshire 41.1 11
California 53.3 1 New Jersey 46.3 5
Colorado 36.9 19 New Mexico 34.4 24
Connecticut 40.9 13 New York 41.1 11
Delaware 36.5 20 North Carolina 31.6 32
D.C. 37.5 17 North Dakota 23.1 51
Florida 49.1 3 Ohio 30.7 37
Georgia 34.0 27 Oklahoma 26.5 47
Hawaii 49.3 2 Oregon 41.4 8
Idaho 33.8 28 Pennsylvania 33.1 30
Illinois 38.6 16 Rhode Island 42.2 6
Indiana 28.1 41 South Carolina 30.9 35
Iowa 24.3 50 South Dakota 27.8 42
Kansas 25.1 49 Tennessee 31.1 34
Kentucky 27.7 43 Texas 31.3 33
Louisiana 28.6 39 Utah 35.1 23
Maine 37.1 18 Vermont 38.8 15
Maryland 39.2 14 Virginia 35.5 22
Massachusetts 41.9 7 Washington 41.4 8
Michigan 35.8 21 West Virginia 25.4 48
Minnesota 34.4 24 Wisconsin 34.1 26
Mississippi 30.8 36 Wyoming 27.0 45
Missouri 28.4 40 United States 37.6%  

(1) Homeowner costs as a percent of household income. Based on mortgaged owner-occupied housing units spending 30 percent of more of household income on selected owner costs such as all mortgage payments (first mortgage, home equity loans, etc.), real estate taxes, property insurance, utilities, fuel and condominium fees if applicable.
(2) States with the same percentages receive the same rank.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau.