Households that spend more than 30 percent of household income on housing are considered “cost burdened” by HUD. These households devote too much of their budget to housing, rather than to other necessities, like food or health care. The charts below show that cost burden disproportionately affects lower income households.
MN Median Income: $55,802
Duluth Median Income: $44,615
Rochester Median Income: $58,743
St. Cloud Median Income: $50,575
Twin Cities Metro Median Income: $63,898
Source: MHP tabulation of American Community Survey (2007) data.
Technical information on these charts can be found here.