ACS data (Table B 25070) published in December 2018 for years 2013-2017 changed the list of cities, but the total of 27 cities remains.
- Four cities previously included no longer have severe rent burdens of 25% or more: Beaverton, Bend, LaGrande, and Milwaukee.
- Two cities now have population slightly larger than 10,000 and severe rent burdens of 25% or more: Cottage Grove and Prineville.
- Coos Bay and Tualatin now have severe rent burdens of 25% or more.
- The statewide severe cost burden rate was 26.9%, down from 27.4%.
A table I prepared showing the 27 cities with population greater than 10,000 [from PSU preliminary data] and severe rent cost burdens of 25% or more (and the 4 cities removed this year) is pasted below.
Originally created and posted on the Oregon Housing Blog.