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National Rental Housing Landscape
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Renter Households

Higher-income and higher-educated households were especially more likely to be renters in 2015 than in previous years.

Between 2012 and 2015 the renter share rose by 1.2 percentage points among households with incomes above 120% of metro median income, while the renter share remained about the same among households with income below 50% of metro median income. Similar gains in the renter share were also seen by households with members that have a college degree, or some college, compared to households where all members have a high school degree or less.

Share of Households that were Renters by Household Characteristic