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Table: Shows the number and percentage of households spending 30% or more of household income on housing in 2013 and 2018, for homeowners and renters. Also shows the 2013-2018 percentages changes.
Households spending 30% or more of household income on housing are considered to be burdened by housing costs.
Chart: Shows the Federal Housing Administration Housing Price Index (HPI) from 1991 to 2019 for each of the LTS.
The HPI shows the growth of housing prices compared to a baseline year, 1991 in this case.
Chart: Shows the LTS average yearly commute time total in hours for large metro areas in 2012 and 2017, and a United States average in 2017.