In 30% of rural Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia counties, more than half of the renting population is rent-burdened. Rent-burdened households spend 30% or more of their income on rent, leaving them vulnerable to financialinstability.
Source: Rent burden data from the American Community Survey, 2017 5-year estimates. Urban-rural county designations from the National Center for Health Statistics.
Credit: Map and analysis by Alexandra Kanik/Ohio Valley Resource. Adapted by NPR.