Youth and young adults ages 14 to 24 living in households with a high housing cost burden in United States
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Youth and young adults ages 14 to 24 who are living in households where more than 30 percent of the monthly income was spent on rent, mortgage payments, taxes, insurance, and/or related expenses.
The 30 percent threshold for housing costs is based on research on affordable housing by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban development (HUD). According to HUD, households that must allocate more than 30 percent of their income to housing expenses are less likely to have enough resources for food, clothing, medical care or other needs.
PRB analysis of data from the U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 5-year Public Use Microdata Sample files.
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A 90 percent confidence interval for each estimate can be found at Youth and young adults ages 14 to 24 living in households with a high housing cost burden.