Table 2: Monthly housing costs for rental households.

199920072009

Monthly housing cost (median)$580$755$808
(corrected for inflation, $1999)$580$607$627
Monthly housing cost as percent of household income (median)28%33%34%
Monthly housing cost in excess of 30% of household income42%51%53%
Monthly housing cost in excess of 40 % of household income27%35%38%
Monthly housing cost in excess of 50% of household income20%26%29%

Source: American Housing Survey, 1999, 2007, 2009.